Darley Osborne Park Equine Training Facility


Darley Osborne Park Equine Training Facility
Darley Australia Pty Ltd


Agnes Banks, NSW

Construction Budget


Project Details

The project comprised the following:

  • Development of a 7.75ha site for equine training facilities
  • Review of heritage listed buildings on site
  • Architecturally designed horse stables
  • Horse walkers, horse pools and spas
  • Access roads and stormwater infrastructure

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • High animal safety standards where required, so MPC paid careful attention to the design of connections in the structural framing such that no sharp edges or projections occurred that horses could potentially harm themselves on
  • The development was located on a moderatey sloping site, however there were strict limits on the allowable slope of horse paths around the facility. MPC designed earthworks, retaining walls, external pavements and stormwater drainage to deliver safe and durable pathways within the required limits

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on pile foundations
  • Reinforced concrete ground slabs and footings
  • Loadbearing precast panels to building
  • Structural steel framed roof and awnings
  • Site roadworks, pavements, ramps and carparking
  • Site stormwater infrastructure and Sediment basin

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Ground slab and footing engineering design on compacted fill and natural ground
  • Loadbearing precast concrete horse stables analysis and design
  • Structural steel column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design
  • Civil earthworks and roadworks to satisfy council and Australian Standards
  • Civil Stormwater pipe and pit modelling, analysis and design using DRAINS software
  • Stormwater water quality modelling for Sediment Basin design
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Design for the entire developed site

Project Type

Greenfield Site
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Structural & Civil
Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of founding material
  • Structural and Civil Engineering Design and Documentation
  • Design Workshops and Project Meetings
  • Design Coordination All Consultants, Client and Principal Contractor
  • Safety in Design / Environmental Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Site Inspections, RFIs, Shop Drawing Reviews

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