This major distribution centre on the south-western fringe of Brisbane was designed for DHL, a national freight and warehousing group. The project comprised a warehouse totaling 9,000sqm with 10-metre high eaves and a 600sqm corporate office. The estate was developed by the local authority and external building appearance was a priority. Tilt up concrete facades were heavily articulated with jointing, corrugated formwork and distinctive colour scheme. Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) initiatives included: incorporation of natural light and ventilation; banking warehouse lights; energy efficient lighting; water devices; insulation and recycling water. External hardstand areas were designed for conventional. Vehicle circulation studies were undertaken to maximise efficiency of movement within the site. A site based stormwater management plan (SBSWMP) was integrated into the Industrial Estate stormwater management system that included a network of drainage swales bordering the internal road network.
Biscoe Wilson Architects were engaged by the D&C contractor, Ahrens Group, to design, document and provide partial services during construction.
Architectural Team | Robert Biscoe, Marion Wilson, Winson Leung, Sam Flaherty
Builder | Ahrens Group
Structural and Civil Engineer | Farr Engineers
Services Engineers | Cushway Blackford
Hydraulics Consultant | Guthrie Associates
Fire Engineer | Firecheck Consultants
Building Certifier | Philip Chun & Associates
Graphic Artist | Delineation Graphix