Jordan Springs, the award winning community has been designed to create a village atmosphere and is defined by its outdoor lifestyle and green space. Upon completion, Jordan Springs will be home to a community of 6,500 residents.
The Jordan Springs Community Centre will be a hub for the community and will comprise a hall/ function room, multipurpose activity room, meeting and IT rooms, kitchen facilities, parent’s room, accessible change rooms, covered and open outdoor spaces, car and bicycle parking and amenities.
BSE has been appointed to deliver electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, fire services and sustainability solutions in conjunction with architectural firm Davenport Campbell and Lend Lease as the Project Manager and Builder.
Leading edge, sustainable innovation on the project includes the use of geothermal heat transfer and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).
Building air-conditioning is supplied via an efficient, direct exchange geothermal system which uses the constant temperature of the ground for transfer of heat. Conventional cooling and heating systems rely on air temperatures for heat transfer that vary on a daily basis whereas ground temperatures remain relatively constant. Consistent heat transfer provides both greater energy efficiencies and reliability in performance.
The building will also utilise CLT. This form of construction is becoming more prevalent across Australia with the first manufacturing plant in Australia to open in 2017.
Apart from being a sustainable solution, CLT has many advantages, including:
- Carbon-neutral construction
- Light weight allowing more economic foundations
- Shorter construction time with pre-manufactured CLT elements
- CLT allows immediate access and easy procedures for follow-on trades and can reduce installation times by up to 50%
BSE is excited to be involved in the design of this leading edge development and looks forward to assisting in the construction completion stages going forward.