Library Lane Stages 1 & 2

Envivo has played a multi-disciplinary role in the development of this significant project for Library Lane Apartments. The buildings range in height from 4-7 storeys. The development comprises approximately 240 stylish apartments.

The scope of works for Envivo’s Surveying team included:

  • Original topographical survey of the site
  • Progress topographical survey during construction
  • Deformation monitoring during construction of surrounding buildings and sites to monitor ground settlement and movement.

Scope of works for the Civil Engineering team included:

  • Earthwork and Civil design, including management and extensions for water supply, stormwater and wastewater
  • Accessway design for the shared public space between Stages 1 and 2
  • Library lane street frontage modification design (which includes new parking and footpath areas outside retail space)

The scope of works included apartment development over multiple stages through to construction.  Stage 1, which is complete comprises of 138 apartment units over four levels with ground-floor commercial units. The developed design successfully integrated planning, architecture, engineering and the landscape needs of this large proposal, drawing upon the history and ecology of the area.

Stage 2, currently under construction comprises another 126 apartments being constructed adjacent to Stage 1 with access via the shared zone design.  As of December 2022, works are well underway on the apartment buildings and progressing briskly with the infrastructure upgrades.

Next door to the apartment site at No. 38 Library Lane, a short-stay accommodation block is proposed which forms Stage 3. This is in the final stages of detailed design, with building consent approval expected shortly.

Design of the new vehicle crossings, and taking cognisance of the neighbouring properties was a key feature that needed to be managed through careful consideration and collaboration. Pedestrian and vehicle movements included the design of the new ‘shared space’ section of the laneway; connectivity to the development; ongoing design review of the proposed buildings and interface with the public realm and communal spaces.

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