Beca understands the changing requirements of civic facilities, and works closely with facility owners to develop building solutions that are cost effective and sustainable.
Civic facilities such as town halls, museums, libraries and parks are essential to communities in providing a place for entertainment, gathering information, and to enjoy the outdoors. With new technology, updated building regulations, and the changing lifestyles of each new generation, civic facilities need maintenance and regular upgrading to continue to perform their important role in the community.
Many civic facilities are heritage buildings. Beca’s structural and building services engineers understand the complexities of integrating the old with the new, and are experienced in upgrading building services to meet the expectations of a 21st century public. We work closely with facility stakeholders to develop solutions that aim to achieve operational efficiency and sustainability long term.
Beca has been involved in the design and refurbishment of many civic projects. These range from new libraries designed according to ‘green’ principles, notably the South Christchurch Library and the National Library of Singapore, to the restoration of landmark heritage buildings such as the Brisbane City Hall and Auckland Town Hall, as well as many historical theatres.
Our services include the full range of building services, including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and fire engineering design, security, communications and lighting. In addition, we can also call on the wider Beca group for experience in planning, project management, valuations and civil engineering.