Commercial Design

Over the last 12 months Kirkbride Boyce has been involved in projects to the value of over $50 million at various stages from design to completion.

This highlights the capacity of the company to easily provide the required services for your project. Some examples of our work are outlined below.

Port Pirie Library

The Port Pirie Library was an opportunity to work with the Port Pirie Tourism and Arts Centre, Council and the Local Community.

Working in conjunction with the Port Pirie Regional Council, the Port Pirie Regional Library, the internet centre and the Port Pirie Cultural Arts and Tourism Centre, a new multipurpose building emerged for the regional community.

This included extensive community consultation and a 97% positive feedback rating from a community consultation survey.

Ecological and environmental considerations are at the fore front of any 21st century public building. The building also has to fulfil the function for which it is built. Identifying that existing information and technology services as currently available, while satisfactory for a time, like all things, requires a new life to bring the region confidently into the future. Incorporating the existing Information and Cultural Arts Centre, as well as the associated bus terminal would be the best place for such a service. It would enable both tourists and locals alike to utilise this important facility.

The scale and form of the building has been crafted to provide a balancing counterpoint to the existing building, or being seen as a tack-on extension. It has been designed to be able to stand as a building on its own merits, as well as enhance the strength of the existing building.

The curving of the glass curtain wall on the western facade enables the building to flow and transition between the internal and external spaces and planting internally and externally will enhance this.

The views both internally and externally reveal the new library as an inviting opportunity for the community to embrace the information and educational facilities that the library and internet space will offer. The curved glass also picks up on both the flow of the existing building and the ever-present backdrop of the Flinders Ranges.

A western glass wall is of double glazed high performance glass and the curved roof overhang screens the fierce summer sun, while allowing plenty of natural light into the community plaza. The building is orientated along the platform with the face of the building directed towards the adjacent park and school.

An attempt has been made to maintain the heritage of the existing railway station by retaining the iron canopy structure of the railway platform within the new library space.

Rendered masonry walls with glass infill panels along the eastern wall of the library provides both visual screening of the more industrial (back of house) aspect of the site and a strong spine from which the fluidity of the glass curtain wall and over arching roof can gain its strength both structurally and aesthetically.

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North Eastern Community Hospital

Kirkbride Boyce was commissioned to conduct a Masterplan for future works at the Hospital.

Once this was completed, Board approval was given for the changes as outlined in the Masterplan.

Work is currently underway at the Hospital with two projects completed and a third underway.

Future work is proposed to improve returns to the Hospital, increase capacity for dementia residents and alterations to the parking facilities.

Phillip Kennedy Centre

Kirkbride Boyce conducted a Masterplan for our clients Southern Cross Care.

We determined that through a construction phase of a 3 year period, extensive upgrades could be achieved, with a minimum of disturbance to the facility, its residents and staff.

An extensive consultation process was conducted with agreement from Council, local residents, in-house residents and staff to the proposed alterations. At the end of the three year construction phase the facility will have a new wing, additional car parking, converting existing rooms with shared bathrooms to individual ensuites, new sitting areas and a new entry to the facility which includes a café.

Centacare Offices:

Port Pirie

Conversion of a timber warehouse to a state of the art community service office and consulting facility, internal and external refurbishment.

Port Lincoln

Complete renovation of existing residence into family counselling facilities with extensive addition to existing building, comprising new reception, admin, staff facilities and consultant offices.

Port Augusta

Alteration and addition to existing office and consulting rooms and extended staff facilities.