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Our people deliver client-focused, sustainable solutions by combining technical skills, experience and innovation with an understanding of our clients' objectives and aspirations.

Clients value our diversity. We provide the complete solution, from concept to construction, across a broad range of disciplines.

With approximately 140 staff in South Australia, we offer a broad range of local skills and knowledge across the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Our local team can also draw on their strong relationships with people from across GHD's global network to deliver optimum outcomes.

The safety of our people and our clients is central to all that we do. Safety is our upmost priority.

For more information, contact:
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+61 8 8111 6600
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Location address

Level 4
211 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

Postal address
GPO Box 2052
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia

Local email
adlmail@ghd.com

Michael Herbert Bridge

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GHD worked collaboratively with the client, City of Holdfast Bay, on the development of the Michael Herbert Bridge (formerly King Street Bridge) which opened with a well-attended community opening ceremony.

GHD was intricately involved in all aspects of the project including architectural, structural, civil and traffic, geotechnical investigation, environmental risk assessments, urban design, procurement services, superintendent services and construction phase services.


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Port Lincoln Airport Terminal

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GHD was engaged by the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula to deliver the architecture, interior architecture, building services and structural engineering services for the upgrade of the Port Lincoln Airport Terminal in South Australia.

GHD provided design and documentation services for the facility and assistance during the construction phase.


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Glenelg Gates condition assessment

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The Department for Water (previously the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation) commissioned GHD to undertake a condition assessment of the Glenelg Gates structure. It is situated between Holdfast Shore Marina and the Patawalonga Basin at Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia.

The purpose of the project was to provide a detailed condition assessment of the existing sub-structure and super-structure to allow consideration of refurbishment options for a minimum remaining service life of 40 years.


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Kangaroo Creek Dam upgrade, Australia

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GHD was engaged by SA Water to design upgrade works for Kangaroo Creek Dam in South Australia, to ensure the dam meets modern standards and complies with relevant ANCOLD guidelines, by providing increased spillway capacity, improved resistance to extreme seismic loading, and increased drawdown capacity through the outlet works. Our team provided geotechnical investigations, a spillway physical model study, and construction phase services.

Key design challenges included:


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Green One UN House

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The Green One UN House in Hanoi is the first of 16 pilot projects around the world to co-locate multiple UN agencies in a single building to encourage collaboration.

The ground floor welcomes visitors to its conference centre, including a 200 person theatrette and formal meeting spaces. The café forms a dynamic hub for staff and clients to interact. It also includes a travel agency, a bank, and learning and research space.


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Workplace design and office fitout

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GHD was engaged to provide a fully integrated service, including interior design, engineering, concept design, documentation and construction management.

The design of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure’s workplace, located at 77 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, included the refurbishment of 18,000m2 of existing office space across19 levels.


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SA Government office fitout

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GHD was engaged to deliver a fully integrated service, including interior design and engineering services, to revitalise the workplace of the Minister for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure, South Australia.

The high quality refurbishment of the 400 m2 office included a return design brief, concept design, documentation and construction administration.


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Woodside Library fitout, South Australia

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Situated in the Adelaide Hills precinct, the local council engaged GHD to undertake a complete refurbishment of the existing library to align the interior with the recently completed Stirling Library project.

The key focus of the brief was to ensure a substantial upgrade of the interactive areas used by children and adolescents. Custom graphics were developed by GHD to indicate key areas within the library space such as computer areas for teenagers, coffee lounge area for relaxation and reading, spaces for families and play areas for younger children.


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ARTC Bridge Inspections

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GHD was engaged by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to inspect bridges along the Melbourne to Adelaide railway line between Geelong and Wolseley.

The client required structural inspections to determine the bridges' current condition, load carrying capacity and future life expectancy.


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Revitalisation of CBD building

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GHD was engaged by Jones Lang LaSalle, on behalf of the building owner, to provide a concept report for the revilatisation of 44 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

The objective of the project was to reposition this quality property in the market by improving its street presence and visual connectivity to retain existing tenants and attract new tenants.


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SA Police Accommodation Review

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GHD was engaged by South Australia Police (SAPOL) to undertake an accommodation review of the Port Adelaide Police Station with the primary objective to provide options that meet the functional and operational requirements to ease accommodation pressures.

The accommodation pressures include:


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De Luca's on the Park

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GHD was engaged to create a new brand identity for De Luca's on the Park that would provide the flexibility to transform the space from a coffee bar during the day to a fully licensed dining destination in the evening.

Design strategies such as adjustable lighting, bold graphics and varied ceiling levels were implemented to create different zones for dining, lounging and casual customers.


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Energy and water audit of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre

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GHD was engaged to undertake an energy and water efficiency audit of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre (AAC).

The main objectives of the audit were to:


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Starlight Room

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GHD's multidisciplinary team was engaged to design and deliver a new Starlight Room at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. This is the first of four new rooms to be completed in hospitals around Australia.

With a focus on escape, GHD created an ever-changing environment that is a departure from the rigours of hospital life by maintaining a sense of ‘another world’ for young patients.


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Bureau of Meteorology fitout

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GHD was engaged to fitout the new 2400m2 Bureau of Meteorology office premises located across two floor plates in Brisbane's CBD.

The project was fast tracked with only six months between the return brief and the required completion date for construction and client possession.


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Insolvency & Trustee Service Australia fitout

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GHD was engaged by the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (ITSA) to provide a fully integrated design service for a new 1450m2 space to house their expanding operations in South Australia. 

Through an extensive, but comparatively immediate, consultation process with ITSA's user groups, staff representatives and the ITSA Project Working Group, GHD developed a return brief and draft concept plans, which were presented to the ITSA Project Working Group for consideration.


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Interior concept design - HSBC

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GHD, having worked with HSBC from our Doha office, was engaged to create a fresh interior concept for HSBC's partly owned Vietnamese banking group TelcomBank.

Fixtures that had been purely functional in the past such as enquiries and teller counters were transformed into sculptural elements constructed from vibrant and durable finishes. The company’s limited colour palette was used to create focal points and assist with navigation around the bank. The core idea of the floor plan is to provide a 'landing strip' and a place to be greeted. From the entry space the client can be directed to a relaxed waiting space, at which point they can select to visit the retail banking space or the intimate consulting office. Translucent red divides are used within the retail banking to create a friendly yet confidential area for clients to discuss their needs.


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South Road Superway

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Located in Adelaide, the South Road Superway project will deliver a 4.8 km non-stop corridor, including a 2.8 km elevated roadway, from the Port River Expressway to Regency Road. Its objective is to connect the rapidly expanding industrial and residential growth areas in the north and the south of the city, and to provide new opportunities for economic development. This is the biggest single investment in a South Australian road project, and the state’s most complex engineering road construction project to date. The project is being managed by the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

GHD has been engaged to provide the engineering design services for the contractor, Urban Superway Joint Venture, which comprises John Holland Pty Ltd, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd, and Leed Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd. SMEC Australia and International Bridge Technologies (San Diego) are supporting GHD as subconsultants.


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Insideout fitout

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GHD was engaged to design and deliver the fitout of Insideout, a homewares destination for consumers seeking a sophisticated alternative to traditional homewares stores.

Insideout's clients are encouraged to experience and explore the retail space through the bold use of text and illuminated product displays. The journey is enhanced by the opportunity to engage and investigate the merchandise through minimalist yet versatile joinery placed in key areas. The restricted palette creates a visual impact and provides a neutral backdrop for the highly colourful and diverse range of products on offer.


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Van Tang

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Van is a civil engineer with more than 17 years' experience in the design, design management documentation, project management and verification of airfield and other major transport infrastructure projects. Based in GHD's Adelaide office, Van is the manager of our South Australian Operating Centre.

Her experience in both landside and airside projects enables Van to apply a holistic approach to delivering integrated solutions. She has delivered a number of significant projects with GHD including the Port Lincoln Airport Terminal for the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Ceduna Airport Terminal for the District Council of Ceduna and parallel taxiway for Doha International Airport.

Operating Centre Manager – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6600

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Michael Tasker

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Michael has more than 27 years' experience as a consulting engineer in the design, documentation and management of multidisciplinary projects. He is based in GHD's Adelaide office.

Michael's focus is on leading the marketing and business development activities for GHD in South Australia. He is also responsible for the strategic positioning of GHD in the marketplace. He has significant structural and civil experience in the delivery of large scale projects, including new aged care facilities, commercial developments and hospital redevelopments.

With a comprehensive technical background, knowledge of the local market and a strong client focus, Michael is able to respond to client needs to ensure effective delivery of outcomes.

Business Development Manager – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6637

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Leanne White

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Leanne has more than 22 years’ experience in people management and is based in GHD's Adelaide office.

She is responsible for all aspects of the people management process for GHD in South Australia, including all recruitment and training activities.

Leanne is focused on ensuring GHD people feel rewarded by their work, are comfortable and valued within their team and have access to adequate training that is in line with their current role and future aspirations.

People Manager – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6665

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Andrew Jackson

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Andrew is a structural engineer with more than 19 years’ experience in the design and documentation of commercial, industrial, community and institutional facilities, contract administration and assessment of existing structures. Andrew has experience in leading design teams for large projects including both multi-disciplinary teams and structural design teams.

Andrew manages the structural, power, communications, security and building services (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics and fire) operations for GHD in South Australia.

Service Group Manager, Building Engineering – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6607

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Neville Peters

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Neville has more than 25 years’ experience in infrastructure services delivery, including the planning, design and documentation of highways and major arterial roads. Neville is also experienced in sewer and stormwater reticulation design for housing, institutional and other developments. He has extensive project leadership experience and was a member of the joint design leadership team for the South Road Superway. Neville has been the design manager/design lead responsible for multidisciplinary teams on a number of large-scale infrastructure projects, including Stage 2 of the Port River Expressway, the Northern Expressway and more recently the Torrens Road to Torrens River project.

Based in our Adelaide office, Neville leads our Transportation and Civil Engineering team.

Service Group Manager, Transportation and Civil Engineering – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6502

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Birgit Porter

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Birgit has more than 18 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement and urban planning, including international project delivery and high level project management skills on complex and political projects. She has specialist skills in community and stakeholder relations, written communication, facilitation, government relations, strategic issues management and strategy preparation.

Based in our Adelaide office, Birgit leads the Water, Planning and Environment team.

Service Group Manager, Water, Planning and Environment – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6620

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David Pinnock

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David has 40 years’ experience as an Architect and Design Manager across a variety of project types including embassy and consular, justice, commercial, education, health, residential, industrial and defence facilities. 

His civic experience includes a number of projects for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing (PRC) and Vientiane (Lao PDR) together with major law court projects in Brisbane and Adelaide. Most recently David has led the design of substantial redevelopment projects at the Edinburgh Defence Precinct including the Edinburgh Stage 1 Redevelopment, Hardened and Networked Army and AIR 7000 Projects at RAAF Base Edinburgh and numerous projects at DSTG Edinburgh.

David has had a career long interest in the design of the public realm and has been involved in projects such as the redevelopment of Semaphore Road, the Torrens Lake Walk along the south bank of the River Torrens between Adelaide’s city bridges and the Roxby Downs Town Centre.

His commitment to quality design, whilst meeting a client’s commercial objectives, has resulted in peer recognition including industry awards for a number of projects including the Brisbane Commonwealth Law Courts, Roxby Downs and Torrens Lake Walk projects.

David has held the roles of Director of GHD Architecture and National Service Line Leader for Architecture. Based in our Adelaide office, David leads GHDWoodhead’s architecture, interior design and urban design studio.

Service Group Manager, Architecture – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6655

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David Ellis

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David has more than 20 years’ experience as a civil engineer with a proven track record in strategy, planning and risk based budget estimation over the project life cycle. His experience as a consultant and as a client owner operator has refined his skills in identifying and understanding client business drivers and service requirements. David has directed major infrastructure projects across Australia.

David manages the aviation and mining operations for GHD in South Australia.

Service Group Manager, Aviation and Mining – South Australia
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+61 8 8111 6540

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