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…

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Pop!

    It was a race around the clock to get the project ready for the new school year but we did it.  Woolacotts provided civil and structural and engineering design services for a new popup school in Glebe, on the fringe of Sydney’s CBD. The most challenging element of this project was the density…

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,…

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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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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…

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…