United Brendale

The number of United Petroleum branded fuel stations across Queensland is steadily increasing. One recent addition was the Brendale fuel and convenience store, constructed by Evans Built, which opened in 2017.

DMA Engineers was responsible for the electrical and mechanical services design at this site. Within this, DMA was also tasked to find a solution to overcome potential flooding risks to power supply associated with the site location, and come up with a design that minimised safety risks to workers when accessing services for routine maintenance.

Past experience led to meaningful recommendations

Due to our team’s extensive experience in fuel station developments, we were able to offer input and additional value to the design process starting at the first meeting with United’s development representative.

We worked closely with project architects, Blackburne Jackson Design, to integrate the building services within the architectural form of the building, ensuring they enhanced the amenity without detracting from the site’s aesthetics.

Working with a site which is within a defined flood area, we liaised with Energex on a flood-free substation location and had our design and drawings quickly approved for construction.

With safety another key consideration for the client, our mechanical-services plant was located in an easy-to-maintain area at ground level, minimising the need for workers to access elevated heights.

Minimal construction phase RFI’s, streamlined construction and timely connection of authority services.

A high level of spatial coordination was integral to the streamlined and largely hassle-free construction, which kept the project program and budget on track.

The attention to detail and time and effort spent during the design and documentation phases of the project meant that the builder and client had a high level of confidence that the engineering services were appropriate for the facility and would meet their needs for many years to come.

Client: Evans Built

Location: Brendale

Sector: Retail

Services: Mechanical and Electrical Services

Project value: $2 million

Year completed: 2017

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