PROJECTS /ST PAUL DE CHARTRES
Project St Paul de Chartres
Location Fedrick Street, Logan City
Architect Brand + Slater Architects
Project Engineer Brett Arthur/Samuel Ide
Substantial expansion of the existing aged care facility (fourty six single storey units) to the west of the existing site. The existing site is a vaccant lot with only one exsiting building. Access is to be provided off the existing road network to the west and linked to the existing aged care facility. The site is considerably sloped across to an existing creek at the south of the site.
Extensive modelling of earthworks to create a road network and building platform which can be used as pedestrian access for the occupants. Stormwater drainage needed to be redirected and captured to ensure no increase in flow was directed to the existing area's stormwater system. A detention and water quality system needed to be installed that would cater not only for this stage but for future works as well. To maximise site area for buildings an underground detention tank was provided under the road network.
Construction for stage one is set to be finished in late 2011. The detention tank under the road has allowed for more site area to be available for buildings and for the dispersal of flows to the existing creek without excessive erosion. The site merges well into the existing road network internally and provides an easy acess for all residential occupants to walk to the main facilities building.