Fleetwood was involved in the Ponds from the very early stages of planning. We’ve executed a wide range of large and very important structural elements in the landscape, including shelters, bridges, viewing decks, boardwalks and public artworks. We’ve been a collaborative partner throughout, contributing at every stage, from initial planning right through to construction documentation and installation. Some of our more prominent projects include the Float, the lake boardwalks, the feature bridge, public artworks, the Dragonfly Wall and all of the parklands’ and wetlands’ cycleway bridges.
The artworks on the Lake are made of reflective materials, stainless steel, and photos overlaid on durable materials.
The bridges throughout the parklands have been designed with flooding overflow in mind. The balustrades have a purpose-designed mechanism to ensure the balustrades fold in the event of a flood, therefore not caching debris which could force the bridge to overturn.
This is an ordinary water cleansing set of ponds, and in order to make it a bit more attractive, the Landscape Architect (Clouston) designed a large concrete blade wall. To break up the concrete surface, Clouston designed a coreten panel ‘Dragonfly’ cut into it which we detailed, manufactured and installed.
Throughout my dealings with Fleetwood they have demonstrated and successfully completed a multitude of projects within time and budget. Their response time to get the projects completed has proven to be exceptional! This is a comforting factor. Good communication is vital to reduce duplication which wastes money. They have demonstrated that they can overcome any challenge put to them.Nick Conditsis Senior Development Manager, Urban Growth NSW
This bespoke bridge support frame was designed for 2 reasons. The first was structural – to allow the individual spans of the bridge to be shorter than they would with a standard upright support. Therefore, making the bridge structure lighter. And secondly, aesthetic. The Lake area needed a pop of colour, and this services that well.
The balustrade designed for a shared path (cycle and pedestrian) was essential for compliance but also played its part in the way the bridge is lit up with lights for safety at night.