Construction has been completed at the Casba multi-storey residential development in vibrant Waterloo.
Waterloo in Sydney’s inner city was chiefly known as a rough-and-ready suburb dominated by its housing commission tower blocks. The 2006 census reported Waterloo was one of NSW’s top 20 most socially disadvantaged areas.
Since then, Danks Street Waterloo has been transformed into an arts hub and gourmet haven attracting people from all over. Rows of crumbling warehouses have been transformed into galleries, cafes, gourmet markets and designer furniture and whitegoods showrooms.
Woolacotts Consulting Engineers has been playing a part in this urban revitalisation with its role on the Casba project on Danks Street.
Woolacotts was engaged as structural, civil and flood engineers to design the mixed use development on the corner of Dank and Phillip streets.
The development features 66 units in three six storey residential towers, complemented with two levels of car parking and retail at street level.
Woolacotts provided structural, civil and hydraulic engineering services, and completed a flood study – a prerequisite for approval.
“We demonstrated the flexibility of our engineering solutions, fulfilling the architect’s design intention while accommodating the builder’s alternative approach to construct the building,” said Residential Sector Leader Jerry Zhang.
“This approach contributed to the successful completion of this project.”
The team behind the Cornerstone Property development was architects BLP of Melbourne, SJB and BKH of Sydney, Parkview Constructions and Woolacotts Consulting Engineers.