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Wild about the zoo

  The Woolacotts engineering consultancy team has again been trusted by Taronga Zoo to redevelop the existing Elephant enclosure.  The enclosure is temporarily housing giraffes until their new enclosure is completed. Taronga Zoo is located on the beautiful foreshore of Sydney Harbour and has significant space constraints.  Designing specialist spaces for more than one use is now…

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Grafton Correctional Facility – Update

The Northern Parthways Consortium has released renderings and a fly-through of what our engineers have been working on at Grafton Correctional Centre. Link here to check it out, caution when downloading its a large file (for a large project!) Site establishment work is already underway.  Have a look at the project backstory for more details of our…

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Extending our award winning partnership

Woolacotts has been appointed as Structural Engineers for the exciting next stage of the award-winning Northern Beaches Christian School redevelopment. The next stage involves the replacement of the existing Science and Technology Building with a new three storey Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) building as a natural extension to the award-winning Project Barcelona. Our…

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It opened with a roar!

The Centenary Theatre at Taronga Zoo has opened its doors and showcased the first film Wild Squad Adventures. Our engineers all scrambled to be involved with the structural, civil and hydraulic engineering design of a new theatre designed to inspire wildlife conservation.  The complex curved structure and constraints of the site challenged our engineers and…

The outside of the children's court in Sydney in the olden days.

Another heritage restoration project engineered by Woolacotts is due to open in late 2017

Woolacotts is providing structural and civil engineering to specialist justice and emergency architects Permual Pedavoli. One of the key challenges is the preservation of the heritage elements and the façade facing Albion Street. Being a tight inner city site, also meant significant underpinning of an adjacent church. The $38 million specialist Children’s Court is a…

Banksia Serrata Candles native to Sydney

100 years in the making…

Construction has just completed on a new coastal walking track engineered by Woolacotts. Malabar Headland, in the heart of the Sydney metropolitan area, has a long history of contested control and administration meaning the area was off-limits to the general public. On 19 January 2016, a key portion of land was transferred to the people…

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Grafton Correctional Centre

The new 1700 bed Grafton Correctional Centre is being delivered as a PPP (Public – Private – Partnership) by The Northern Pathways consortium on behalf of the NSW Government. Woolacotts is supporting John Holland as the structural and civil engineering design partner for the new facility. Woolacotts has one of the most comprehensive and successful histories of…

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Port Macquarie’s heath hub planned for more growth

Woolacotts is again supporting economic growth in regional Australia, this time it’s the structural, civil and hydraulic design for a new 105 bed vertical village aged care facility in Port Macquarie NSW. “We love projects in regional parts of Australia”, said Kevin Christessen, Principal Engineers of Woolacotts. “I recall the work we did for Port Base Hospital…

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Happy centenary Taronga

Together with TKD Architects and Kane Constructions, Woolacotts Consulting Engineers has been helping Taronga Zoo celebrate its Centenary year of operation.   An inspiring new multi-sensory theatre marking the centenary of the zoo is in the final stages of construction. Our engineers all scrambled to be involved with the structural and civil engineering design of a new…