At Glenmore Ridge, a new community development at the base of the Blue Mountains, the focus is to provide an environment that promotes active living and families who feel connected to the greater community.
When Stockland and landscape architects JMD Design needed a pedestrian bridge to link two areas of the development they turned to Fleetwood Urban. The bridge is important as it provides a direct link for families to access the playing fields and neighbourhood shops. Our award-winning experience in designing and constructing infrastructure for active communities Australia-wide gave our clients confidence the project would be a success. The use of standard products, in this case our Balmoral™ bridge, removed unnecessary design time and cost.
Glenmore Ridge is a Premier’s Council for Active Living (PCAL) Development that demonstrates the five active living principles:
- walkability and connectivity
- active travel alternatives
- quality public domain
- social interaction and inclusion
Fleetwood’s DesignExecute™ process ensured compliance to these principles from concept to construction and produced a cost effective project. Challenges were addressed quickly and construction times and budgets were managed and co-ordinated in an efficient and positive way.
Our experienced engineering design team worked closely with the landscape design consultants to produce an outcome that met the national access and mobility standard AS1428.1. This ensures access for all members of the community.
The bridge’s unique balustrade system was designed for functionality yet achieves an aesthetically pleasing, slimline and low impact result.
The pedestrian bridge facilitates families being able to walk easily in the area and connects the Glenmore Ridge community to the neighbouring suburb and sports facilities while reducing the use of cars and other vehicles.