Mitchells Run

“Providing rich social connections for a growing Victorian community”

Executive Summary

Mitchells Run is a planned community north of Melbourne, comprising more than 650 blocks of land. With pristine waterways and serene wetlands, Fleetwood was contracted by Dacland to collaborate with landscape architects, Spiire, to deliver a series of bridges and boardwalks. Playing a central role in establishing the community’s public path network, the new structures helped to activate local green spaces in and around Mitchells Run and facilitate social connections between residents and visitors alike.

Client

Dacland

Completed

2011

State

VIC

Design Partners

Spiire

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Fleetwood Involvement

Guided by the DesignExecute2™ delivery model, we began by working closely with Spiire to understand the scope of the brief and help refine their design vision. We recommended customising two proprietary solutions developed by our in-house Design Engineering Hub to provide a fast-track to a great and cost effective outcome: the Balmoral™ pedestrian bridge and Waterside™ boardwalk. Final detail was then developed around material selection, engineering calculations and member sizes. Moving into the construction phase, the concrete piers were installed on-site, while the bridge modules were manufactured off-site in our own workshop, before being transported and lifted into place.