Sphere Residential Development, Southport QLD

Sphere Residential Development is a unique master planned residential community located adjacent to Musgrave Park and within the Griffith Knowledge Precinct.

Sphere integrates a mix of contemporary designed homes on 7.5 hectares. Featuring modern landscaping, diverse streetscapes and resort style facilities including a 25 metre heated lap pool, fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, heated recreational pool and spa and barbeque pavilion areas.

Building Fabric Compliance Services

  • Identify each building fabric
  • Carryout analysis and modelling of each building fabric
  • Compliance with the Deemed to Satisfy of the BCA
  • Provide RPEQ section J Certification of each Building and unit type

Star Energy Rating Services

Using approved BERS Building Energy Rating Software:

  • Detail measurements of each apartment
  • Input building facade  data  based on information agreed with the architect
  • Model windows and solar shading
  • Produce report on each apartment
  • Provide certification for compliant apartments

General Services

  • Preparation of staged documentation
  • Preparation of documentation to achieve authority approval
  • Space planning requirements and negotiation with supply authorities
  • Design and documentation of the required services for the purpose of obtaining competitive tender.
  • Preparation of documentation and RPEQ certification for Building Approval (BA)
  • Design and documentation of the required services.

Mechanical Services

  • Individual mechanical ventilation systems
  • Basement ventilation to BCA requirements
  • Toilet areas exhausted in accordance with BCA requirements.
  • Concealed air-conditioning units in roof spaces, ceiling spaces over robes, wet areas passageways with acoustically lined ductwork as required to service each space.
  • Air-delivery systems
  • Control interface modules provided for remote electronic control of apartment air-conditioning via modem or phone line

Hydraulic Services

  • Sanitary Drainage and Plumbing.
  • Solar Hot systems to meet energy star rating
  • Gutter and down pipe sizing
  • Stormwater drainage from unit to street connection point
  • Fire protection systems

URD Services (Electrical Underground Reticulated Distribution)

  • Design documentation of underground power to dwellings.
  • Certificate of Acceptance from Ergon
  • Design of external lighting system using project specific luminaires.
  • Street lighting designed in accordance with AS1158

Electrical Services

  • Consumer mains
  • Main Switchboard and metering.
  • Submains to services
  • Power and permanently connected outlets to all building areas.

Lighting Design Services

  • Low voltage and fluorescent lighting to comply with section J of the BCA
  • Landscape lighting to planter beds and pathways.
  • Project feature lighting as required


  • Telecom cabling to each Unit
  • Provision for Satellite and Cable Television systems
  • TV outlets in all rooms
  • Cat 5 wiring and RJ 45 outlets for telephone outlets
  • Provision for internet ADSL connection to each unit
  • Video intercom system
  • Radio frequency controlled garage doors.
  • Building security systems.
  • Fire systems

Visit the Sphere website here.


Posted on

June 9, 2020