New era of learning by Dominik Scythe (resized)

New era for learning spaces

NSW is facing increasing demand for educational facilities to match the growing population.  To cater for this demand, existing schools are being remodelled and new schools being built in developing areas. As part of this major expansion project, Woolacotts has provided engineering design for the following schools: Randwick Public School expansion Rainbow Public School expansion…

Seven News Coverage of the opening

In the news…

Project update. The new Surry Hills Children’s Court held its first hearing today, 15 January 2018. Surry Hills Children’s Court is a 4-court complex, with state of the art Audio-Visual Link (AVL) facilities, 2 conciliation rooms, witness protection rooms as well as space for support services and agencies that support the Children’s Court. Seven news…

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Still cycling

The provision of new cycleways is important in promoting sustainable travel methods and maximising the safety of cyclists and local communities have been trusting Woolacotts to design this infrastructure for years. I was looking over our records and astounded in the growth of civil and traffic engineering appointments we’ve had in recent years, said Clare Woods,…

Giraffe by vincent-van-zalinge (resized)

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…

TKD_TarongaZoo_Structure detail sourced from architizer

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…

Courtesy of Perumal Pedavoli

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…

100-years-old

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…