Precincts

The competitiveness of cities and urban precincts is closely connected to liveability, productivity and sustainability. WSP creates precinct developments that put local people and communities first to balance hard and soft infrastructure requirements with the triple bottom line. 

Rapid population growth, urbanisation and densification are driving the need to create more desirable places for people to work, live and play. The key to success is to merge urban design and masterplanning with inspirational destinations, sustainable buildings, essential infrastructure including effective transport networks as well as community needs.

 

Creating Inspirational Destinations

Focused on supporting civic life, WSP understands the challenges of creating great places. Our teams understand that developing convention centres and civic buildings as part of integrated precincts have a responsibility to act as catalysts for urban vitality and community prosperity.

 

Through working closely with public and private sector organisations, WSP designs inspirational destinations that meet the needs of our future cities. Through leveraging our portfolio of expertise, WSP delivers connected, sustainable and cost-effective precincts that generate social and economic value for the client, and the community.

 

WSP has developed and maintained long-term relationships with governments and cities across the globe. From Sydney to Auckland, Helsinki to Dubai, and Toronto to Johannesburg, our project portfolio includes municipal infrastructure, civic and government buildings, urban regeneration and public realm improvements. Globally, WSP has been engaged in the Stockholm Royal Seaport, to revitalise 236ha of industrial land to create a new vibrant waterfront lifestyle precinct. WSP has combined the best current thinking on energy efficiency with technological innovation and new approaches to handle energy demand across the district. The site highlights the projects ability to integrate an extensive transport strategy with vast open spaces and landscaping.

 

Our work for the government sector spans our entire range of capabilities, in addition to offering significant expertise in complex financing options such as Public Private Partnerships. Locally, WSP’s work at Central Park, Sydney showcases how WSP are sustainably transforming our urban centres. Central Park is aimed at being Australia’s greenest urban village, through transforming the former Carlton United Brewery into a dynamic green-star mixed-use precinct. In addition to offering sustainability and engineering services, WSP assisted in developing the precinct masterplan which saw the revitalisation of the 5.8ha industrial site, into Sydney’s most sustainable urban precinct.

 

High Profile Buildings

Our varied portfolio of high-profile projects includes civic buildings such as libraries, museums and art galleries; and social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, courthouses and prisons, as well as convention centres. We employ an integrated approach to produce solutions that embrace the natural environment, community requirements and community activities.

 

In addition to engineering design, we provide specialist services, such as technical advice and due diligence, procurement support, project management, transport planning and property asset management.

 

Our multidisciplinary team allows us to provide an integrated delivery approach to your project due to offering a full range of design, project management, engineering and environmental services. This unique offering ensures WSP can participant at every stage of the project – from the early stages of strategic planning and policy development, to design and engineering, through to construction, maintenance and operation.

 

Our integrated and flexible structure means we can deliver reliable and robust outcomes that support any budget and program requirements and exceed environmental objectives.

 

Services include:

Buildings

  • Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC
  • Building Services
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Environmentally Sustainable Design
  • Building Wellness

  

Strategy

  • Infrastructure Advisory
  • Construction Management
  • Cities Advisory

 

Specialist Services

  • Audio Visual, ICT & Technology
  • Fire Engineering
  • Architectural Lighting Design
  • Security Consulting
  • Program and Project Delivery

 

Environment

  • Environment Planning and Management
  • Acoustics, Noise and Vibration
  • Air Quality

 

Transport Planning

  • Modelling and demand analysis
  • Workplace travel planning
  • Travel behaviour change

 

Sustainability

  • Sustainability Advisory
  • Building Certification
  • Energy, Carbon Management and Climate Change