BESIX Watpac completes construction of Goodman's innovative multi-level industrial facility in South Sydney
As a carbon-neutral industrial development, Axis Alexandria stands as an achievement in construction and sustainability.
The state-of-the-art multi-level warehouse development covering approximately 16,000 square metres of gross floor area, is situated on a 1.69-hectare brownfield site in Alexandria and marks Goodman's first multi-level industrial facility in Australia.
BESIX Watpac NSW General Manager, Giovanni Polimeni said sustainability was a key highlight for the project since the beginning. Early in the design phase, the project team identified recycled steel as a key material that could be incorporated into the industrial facility’s construction.
"Axis Alexandria's incorporation of more than 1,500 tonnes of recycled steel demonstrates our commitment to sustainable construction. We're proud to have achieved significant cost efficiencies while contributing to a more circular construction model,” he said.
Built on a constrained site with a 6-metre proximity limit from the building to the site perimeter, the complex project required significant design engineering. The unique challenges prompted the adoption of an inside-out construction methodology, ensuring materials were carefully lifted over the steel structure into position through meticulous planning.
Designed in collaboration with architects FJC Studio (formerly FJMT Studio), Axis Alexandria sets new benchmarks for sustainability with a 410 kW PV solar array, contributing to its carbon-neutral status. The development also focuses on environmental well being, featuring superior air ventilation, natural light penetration, and the use of sustainable materials.
Key delivery partners on the project included SBA Architects, Costin Roe Consulting Engineers, Affinity Fire Engineers, Ason Group (traffic consultants) and Site Image (landscape architects).
Axis Alexandria boasts 10 warehouses over two levels, offering units ranging from 1,000 to 7,000 square meters, a 36-meter-wide shared hardstand for vehicles, and on-grade roller shutters for efficient warehouse loading.