Golden Grove, South Australia
Design and Construct (Alliance)
Public Transport Program
Alliance / Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Making public transport easier for commuters in Adelaide’s north-east
Located in Adelaide’s north-east, the Golden Grove Park n Ride project aimed to meet demand (existing and predicted) for commuters and to increase public transport usage.
The new facility, constructed on the existing car park site comprises three levels of parking (ground floor plus two upper levels). The development also included a complex infrastructure upgrade including creation of a new four-way signalised intersection on the adjacent The Grove Way, a new access road, a new entrance to the carpark of the adjacent hockey club and a roundabout to improve circulation and connection with the private road owned by the adjacent aged care facility.
The facility was planned and designed, in consultation with the local community and the South Australian Government, with the key drivers of minimising impacts to adjacent land uses whilst achieving economic, environmental, and social outcomes.
- Three-level Park 'n' Ride facility
- 450 car parking spaces
- 10 DDA-compliant car parks
- Six new Kiss ‘n’ Drop parks
- Four-way signalised intersection
The façade was identified as a key element to project success due to its significant visual representation and its importance to customers and the community. Built Environs and the PTP Alliance worked with specialists to resolve the façade design with a priority. However, vertical perforated panels, proposed for Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride, had a higher risk of whistling, so a detailed desktop review and physical sample prototype testing was undertaken to eliminate this risk. After receiving the final acoustic report, it was agreed upon the preferred panel perforation and finish, confirming the perforation and allowing for procurement of the panels in accordance with the revised project critical path.
Nurse call system
A remote station first aid and emergency ‘Nurse Call’ system was implemented and connected via cellular sim to the base station in the site office. In an emergency, anyone can press the nurse call button, triggering a loud siren and notification on the delivery staff's phones, indicating which nurse call was pressed. This system reduces crucial first aid response time. Out Client, DIT were sufficiently impressed with this safety initiative that a bulletin was shared to all DIT contractors with details of the system as a model of excellence.