Pymble Works Depot


Ku-ring-gai Council 

Project Value


Work Description

Design, Documentation and Post Contractual Services

In 2009 CCG was commissioned by Ku-ring-gai Council to design and document (DA, Construction Certificate & Tender Document services) their new works depot at 5 Suakin Street, Pymble. The final design came in within budget at $9.5m plus GST. The successful construction tender was $8.5m.

The design brief was simply to maximise the use of the site (just over 13,000 sqm of land area) to ensure the new facility will provide exacting requirements of the previous depot with better design and utilisation of the site through purpose built. And the depot office building was to achieve a minimum of 4 star Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR) Rating.   

The final design included the following:

4 Storey Depot Administration Office including 2 levels of basement parking (80cars) and Change Rooms for 155 staff; Mechanical Servicing Workshop and Bulk Items Store (each double volume space at 1250 sqm); 2 Storey Trade (Painter, Carpenter, Electrician, Plumbers, Welder, Sign Writers, Landscapers etc) Stores & Workshops at 1000 sqm; Five Undercover on grade parking bays, Raw Materials Bays, Waste Holding Bays and Truck Wash Bay.

Ahievements of the project included:

The office building achieved 4.5 star ABGR rating with passive and active principles incorporated into the design, including shading devices on western elevations mitigated heat gains; cross ventilation including operable windows and roller shutters to workshop areas.

A large area of the site is subject to biodiversity significance with several large trees of varying height estimated at up to 25m. The proposed development maintains the diversity and condition of the native vegetation and habitat.
The design elements provided positive contribution to the public domain. It provided an attractive elevation to the existing streetscape and further embellished by appropriately integrated landscaping to the street frontage on Suakin Street.

End user satisfaction with functionality of the site and building design.

Pymbol Works Depot