SHAC understand the capability needs of industrial infrastructure. We support Ausgrid, RMS, Regional Council Depots and Port Authorities to rationalise property and functional relationships for maximum efficiency.

Industrial projects require a high level of technical expertise and an ability to solve complex space planning issues.

Through our involvement in a variety of industrial and infrastructure projects over the last 20 years, the SHAC team has developed a specialised resource of design information and systems to assist you with your project. We bring experience and expertise to a project and add to it our fresh approach, looking at possibilities, opportunities, investigate potential issues and then apply new thinking to the design.

Our close working relationship with Ausgrid has seen us assist them to successfully deliver two new works depots at Ourimbah and Singleton along with a major upgrade to their existing depot at Wallsend. We have also provided specialised design services for six high-voltage substations in the Hunter region as well as a complete refurbishment of the Ausgrid administration office at Wallsend.




We have an ongoing involvement with the RMS to provide new workshops and associated buildings across several sites and are currently assisting them with a state-wide programme to improve vehicle circulation and pedestrian safety within their works depots.
We have also only recently completed the design and documentation of a new $15 million depot for Clarence Valley Council that included amalgamation of 5 existing depots into one large, modern, safe and efficient facility.
All of these projects have required a high level of technical expertise and an ability to solve complex space planning issues. They are testament to our ongoing commitment to exceeding our clients expectations in all aspects of design.
The Design Process
At the beginning of the project we take the time to understand your goals, needs and desires and work hard to clarify which is which. We pay close attention to the often very prescriptive technical aspects of industrial projects and apply our experience to test and analyse these requirements.
Our areas of design expertise include:
  • Heavy Vehicle access, circulation and parking
  • Safe pedestrian access to and within the site
  • Heavy vehicle wash bays and garage workshops
  • Warehouse storage and materials handling processes
  • Administration buildings and worker amenities
  • Storage requirements for hazardous materials
  • Waste storage and materials handling
  • Building requirements for high voltage substations
SHAC like to work closely with consultants at the early stages of the project to examine site issues such as stormwater, orientation, vegetation and topography so that they can inform the layout and positioning of buildings on the site. We also understand the environmental issues that may be associated with a development of this type. Impacts such as noise, odour, waste management and vehicle traffic can be controlled and minimised through thoughtful design and consideration from the outset.
At SHAC, our aim is to not only provide a functional industrial building that meets the needs of the client, but one that is durable, low impact, sustainable, value for money and that ultimately exceeds all expectations.