Ratio

Ratio’s integrated team of experts works across urban, regional, social, economic and transport planning, and traffic engineering

Emporium Melbourne

Traffic

Lonsdale Street, Caledonian Lane and Little Bourke Street

Melbourne
  • Client

    Colonial First State Global Asset Management

  • Council

    City of Melbourne

  • Location

    Lonsdale St, Caledonian Ln. & Lt. Bourke St.

  • Contact

    Dora Choi

Development Summary

Emporium Melbourne is a new premium shopping centre that involved the redevelopment of a group of smaller buildings bounded by Lonsdale Street, Caledonian Lane, Little Bourke Street and the Strand Arcade. Opened in April 2014, the development consists of 225 stores, with a total gross leasable area of 46,175 sqm. 

Project Characteristics

Ratio Consultants has worked closely with the Consultants Team throughout the design stages of the project and provided extensive traffic design advice in relation to the on-site loading facilities, accessed via the use of two truck hoists, each 14m long by 7m wide. Ratio also prepared detailed traffic analysis, modelling and prepared traffic signal design plans for the signalisation of Lonsdale Street and Caledonian Lane.

We also worked closely with Grocon on the Worksite Traffic Management Planning which supported a substantial façade retention structure cantilevered across the eastbound lanes of Lonsdale Street, which was in place for two years. 

Peninsula Aquatic Centre

Traffic

Corner Olive Grove and Cranbourne Road

Frankston
  • Client

    Frankston City Council

  • Council

    Frankston City Council

  • Location

    Frankston

  • Contact

    Russell Symons

Ratio Consultants was appointed in 2012 by Williams Ross Architects and Frankston City Council for the traffic and transport engineering aspects of the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (formerly known as the Frankston Regional Aquatic Centre) facility in Cranbourne Road, Frankston.

Ratio has provided advice on car parking, vehicular access, pedestrian, cycling facilities, public transport infrastructure as well as schematic intersection design for the Cranbourne Road / Olive Grove intersection, and Cranbourne Road / Quality Street intersection.

Ratio also prepared schematic design options for on-street parking facilities on Olive Grove. 

 

174 Burnley Street, Richmond

Planning & Traffic

174-176 Burnley Street

Richmond
  • Client

    Boss Properties Pty Ltd

  • Council

    City of Yarra

  • Location

    174-176 Burnley Street, Richmond

  • Contact

    Colleen Peterson

Development Summary

Construction of an 8-storey building with roof terrace above, including ground level café, and 23 x one and two bedroom apartments.

Project Characteristics

The site presented a unique development opportunity for the construction of a multi-storey building.  However, the project faced a number of challenges due to the limited size of the site.

With the Yarra Planning Scheme suggesting 5-6 stories for major redevelopment sites, the challenge for Ratio was to convince the Council of the merit of a taller building.  Ratio worked closely with IMA Architects Pty Ltd through the design development stage to ensure a mixed-use building of high architectural excellence.  

Following detailed negotiations with Yarra City Council, the application was supported by Council officers and approved by Councillors.  Whilst an objector appeal was lodged with VCAT, the determination upheld Council’s decision resulting in a planning permit.

Construction is due to commence in 2015.

Victoria One

Traffic

452 Elizabeth Street

Melbourne CBD
  • Client

    Golden Age Development Group

  • Council

    City of Melbourne

  • Location

    452-472 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

  • Contact

    Russell Fairlie

Development Summary

It is proposed to construct a 74 storey plus basement level high-rise tower comprising a mixed use development on the site located at 452-472 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
More specifically, the proposed development comprises the following:

  • Ground and first level retail tenancies totalling 562sqm net leasable floor area.
  • 622 apartments, comprising: 110 x one bedroom apartments; 488 x two-bedroom apartments and 24 x three-bedroom apartments.
  • 263 bicycle parking spaces.
  • 163 car parking spaces in a Klaus Master Vario R3 fully-automatic car stacker system serviced by two transfer cabins and two external queuing spaces.

The R3 system incorporates three separate system lifts and three RBGs (vehicle storage and retrieval units) to optimise service times and capacities to cater for up to 40 inbound vehicles during the PM peak hour.

Project Characteristics

Ratio worked closely with the project team; in particular Elenberg Fraser - Architects, Sinclair Brooke - Project Managers, Robert Bird - Structural Engineers and Klaus Multiparking; to design an efficient and high yielding car park design to address the client needs, whilst meeting the requirements of Council and the State Government.
A generous level of on-site bicycle parking was provided and suitable facilities for Service and Delivery vehicles.