Caddens Rise Riparian Corridor
“The perfect bridge between creativity and cost”
Caddens Rise is a fast-growing residential community near Penrith in Sydney’s west, developed by UrbanGrowth NSW. To help activate the local green spaces, Fleetwood Urban was selected to collaborate on a number of outdoor projects with landscape architects, PLACE Design. This included the careful delivery of a 58-metre boardwalk, 6-metre bridge crossing and 48sqm viewing platform along the community’s riparian corridor beside the creek. Cost-effectiveness was a key consideration for the project, as was delivering structures that were visually appealing within the sensitive native habitat – a challenge that was met by using Fleetwood’s DesignExecute2™ process to adapt two inhouse solutions, Waterside™ and Balmoral™.
PLACE Design Group
Scope of Work
Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover
Having successfully worked with PLACE Design on multiple projects at Caddens Rise, we were engaged to collaborate on the design and construction of a steel and timber boardwalk with custom Australian hardwood balustrading, a pedestrian bridge crossing and Australian hardwood viewing deck. Working within tight budget constraints, we used our DesignExecute2™ delivery model to recommend key modifications to the preliminary designs in order to meet the client’s budget without compromising on the creative vision. Our design engineers worked closely with the landscape architects at PLACE Design, making several key modifications to Fleetwood’s boardwalk and bridge products, Waterside™ and Balmoral™, which were quickly approved by the client. Moving into the construction phase, all pre-assembly was conducted offsite before the main structural elements were carefully craned into position and hand-finished by Fleetwood’s onsite assembly crew.
The DesignExecute2™ model worked extremely well at Caddens. The client wanted to reduce expenditure so the team at Fleetwood used the DesignExecute2™ process to customise their standard designs to allow us to achieve our design intent, whilst managing to a ...
Steven Holmes Principal Landscape Architect