|Address:||436 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
|Architect:||Michael Taylor Architect|
|Builder:||Fisher Varpasso Group Pty Ltd|
|Tenant:||Department of Justice|
The new children's conference unit in Level 5, 436 Lonsdale St, Melbourne in the Children's Court is one of the latest facilities provided by the Department of Justice to facilitate negotiations between parents over child custody issues. Transforming the facilities and existing infrastructure has been a rewarding task for the Rudds team.
Providing new facilities for parents, lawyers and justice department personnel, while keeping existing facilities for the building operational during the change-over period, has been a challenge Rudds has embraced and excelled in. Working together with a small project team of multi-disciplinary engineers and architects, the project has now delivered a number of milestones.
Rudds provided a complete acoustic, electrical, fire protection, hydraulics and mechanical services package.
Specific Rudds involvement in the Children’s Court Upgrade:
The 388 Elizabeth Street development involved the redevelopment of an existing auto rental facility. Part of the existing building was retained and façade restored (facing Elizabeth Street and Little La Trobe Street) whilst a new 2 storey structure was built.
Currently at 55 Southbank Boulevard exists a 6 storey commercial office building. Proposed for the property was a 10 storey, 220 bed hotel development. The proposed 10 storey hotel extension to the existing commercial building presented an interesting challenge for the entire design team, but the overall vision was exciting, innovative and sustainable.
5 Bodalla Place, or Compass House as it has been named for its ability to provide ‘a new direction in energy efficient building design’, is owned by the two Rudds Directors and has been purpose designed and built as the headquarters for Rudds Consulting Engineers by Rudds' own personnel.
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