Mitchells Run is a planned community in Victoria comprising more than 650 blocks of land. With pristine waterways and serene wetlands, the bridges and boardwalks play an important role in the estate’s path network.
On a site that is dominated by bedrock and large boulders, Fleetwood Urban’s experienced team were able to come up with the innovative engineering solutions needed for the foundations. Joel Watson from Spiire said: “Fleetwood delivered on every promise they made, above what we were expecting.”
Concrete pier footings formed the foundations for the three Balmoral™ Pedestrian bridges, which were set out and constructed first. The bridge modules were manufactured off-site in our extensive facilities, transported to site and lifted into place. The boardwalk system used on the project was our Waterside™ product which needed customizing to meet Spiire’s design intent.
To complete the project, Australian durability class 1 Tallowood handrails, stainless wire balustrading and Modwood® decking was installed. Modwood® is an alternative to timber and is rot-resistant and unaffected by the salt air and harsh Australian elements. This selection of materials ensures that maintenance is kept to a minimum and deterioration due to erosion is delayed.
Working with Spiire, we were able to design and construct infrastructure that fitted into its environment beautifully while achieving functionality and sustainability. “Seeing the large, high profile projects that Fleetwood has completed instils confidence in us that you can deliver,” Joel Watson said.
Overcoming challenges is one of Fleetwood Urban’s greatest achievements. Making those challenging projects aesthetically appealing, while still being practical, functional and affordable, is our promise.