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Lavarack Barracks
Redevelopment of operational military base

Client Department of Defence

Location Townsville, North Queensland

Discipline Civil, Structural

Date Completed January 2002

Sector Defence

Redevelopment stages three and four at Lavarack Barracks involved the design and construction of 11 precincts and 160 new or refurbished buildings within an operational military base.

With a focus on sustainability and longevity, MPN delivered office buildings, workshops, maintenance facilities, storage warehouses, vehicle shelters, training facilities, and obstacle courses with a focus on:

• Design solutions to facilitate prefabricated building and façade systems.
• Adoption of standardised details for repetitive elements to obtain benefits for economy of scale and minimise construction time.
• Adoption of portal frame steel structures to minimise bracing requirements and maximise future flexibility.
• Robust and durable structural framing materials to resist cyclonic winds and minimise maintenance requirements for the Department of Defence.

Project Lead

Project Team

MPN Consulting


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