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…

Anthony Chen, Woolacotts Consulting Engineers

Still calling Brisbane home…

Senior Structural Engineer Anthony Chen has arrived back home in Brisbane after delivering regional and remote projects throughout Western Australia. “I loved that my time in Western Australia was more than mining related” say Anthony Chen. “The Fiona Stanley Hospital and Karratha Airport are great examples of the community infrastructure projects that happened from the…

Image credit: Marianne Fessl

Our award winning partners…

Our sincere congratulations to our friends at WMK Architecture. When Scott Clemmett started collaborating with WMK Architecture as the structural engineer for the award winning Northern Beaches Christian School he knew there was something different about the project and the delivery team. “The canopy structure over the whole learning area is both striking and an…

Engineered options for gas, water, sewerage and fire hydrants systems

John Morony Correctional Complex is an Australian maximum and minimum security prison complex for males and females. The complex comprises three separate correctional facilities: John Morony Correctional Centre (a medium security correctional centre for men); Outer Metropolitan Multi Purpose Correctional Centre (a minimum security correctional centre for men); and Dillwynia Correctional Centre (a medium security…

UDIA award winning Casba

Best of the best: Casba

UDIA award for the best-of-the-best urban development in NSW/ACT Congratulations to Cornerstone and the project team of Casba who were awarded the “best-of-the-best urban development in NSW/ACT in 2015” by the UDIA. Woolacotts provided structural, civil and hydraulic engineering services, and completed a flood study – a prerequisite for approval. UDIA President, Martin Wells said…

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Prisons passing capacity

Woolacotts Consulting Engineers has seen a sharp spike in enquiries to provide engineering design services from builders, architects, private prison operators, and state governments for prison projects. Business Development Director Jeremy Bierer believes that our growing population, truth in sentencing laws and stalled capital investment to build new beds has resulted in “a pent up…

Woolacotts' entry into the Freefall Experience, Kinetic Canopy Lookout

Freefall Experience: Woolacotts awarded highly commended

  Woolacotts has been awarded highly commended at the ‘Freefall Experience Design Ideas Competition’. Run by Engineers Australia, the competition was launched in 2013 during Canberra’s centenary celebrations. It invited Australian engineers and other creative professionals to design a showcase installation in the Freefall forest at the National Arboretum to be enjoyed by visitors for decades to…