May 31 2019, by Fleetwood Urban
When Bayview met Church Point
On Tuesday May 28, 2019 the Hon. Michael Regan, mayor of the Northern Beaches, officially opened the new ‘Quarter Sessions Stairs’ which link Captain Hunter Drive to Quarter Sessions Road on Sydney’s Northern Beaches between Church Point and Bayview.
Fleetwood Urban is proud to have designed, engineered, and built this crucial pedestrian accessway for the Bayview And Church Point Residents Association. The project – comprised of 45 metres of stairs and 30 metres of boardwalks – bring a much needed accessway to the local community in an area that was previously inaccessible and extremely steep.
With Fleetwood’s assistance, a NSW State Grant was awarded to the residents association in early 2019 to undertake this project, and Fleetwood Urban partnered with the Northern Beaches Council to realise this broader vision.
Given the steep and challenging site area, we needed to use a range of innovative access and installation techniques while ensuring minimal ecological impact.
After considering local resident feedback, council requirements, and relevant construction codes, we developed an altered alignment, engineered low environmental impact footings, and selected Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) materials for custom manufacture and pre-assembly.
Due to unforeseen existing ground conditions, additional council funding and innovative engineering solutions were required to complete the project to the highest standard, something to which we were 100% committed for delivering world-class construction for the local residents and visitors to the area.
Following major bank stabilisation and landscaping, the end result is a truly remarkable, safe, and vital passageway link to local shops, restaurants, transport hubs, and amenities. If you’re in the area, take a look!
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