Lake Macquarie Mental Health Service


Lake Macquarie Mental Health Service
Charlestown, NSW


Hunter New England Local Health District

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • Construction of a 3 storey medical services building
  • Lower level basement carparking
  • External carparking and access road upgrades

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Variable founding conditions and large mine subsidence ground strains required sliding bearing pads and compressible material around footings and behind retaining walls
  • Variable earthquake design requirements due to varying building levels, sliding bearing joints and requirements to support base shear forces
  • Detailed site internal carparking and roadworks modelling to facilitate suitable stormwater drainage and satisfying accessibility requirements for the development

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Footing and pile foundations
  • Ground slab and footing engineering design on sliding bearing pads to satisfy mine subsidence design requirements
  • Structural concrete column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Suspended concrete floor slab and beam engineering analysis and design
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design
  • Civil Stormwater pipe and pit modelling, analysis and design
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Design

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on steel screw piles
  • Pile cap and tie beam footings design and suspended
  • Conventionally reinforced concrete slabs and beams for upper floors
  • Structural steel framed walls, roof and awnings

Project Type

Greenfield Site
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Structural & Civil
Constructions Phase Services

Project Stages

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

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Let’s Design Safe, Stable & Strong Solutions Together!