Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Hume

  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Hume
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Hume
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Hume
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Hume
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Hume
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Hume

About the Project

Client:  Nikias Diamond + ACT Government
Size: 3,400m²
Cost: $6m
Expected Completion Date: Mid 2017

With this project, AMC has had an interesting opportunity to be involved in both the preparation of a client-side brief for the ACT Government for a new purpose-built Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) and then as the architect for the ultimate new development at Hume with Nikias Diamond Property Developments. This new facility will replace the existing inspection station which has been located in Dickson since the 1970’s and had reached the end of its serviceable life due to problems with large vehicle access and the imminent redevelopment of the Northbourne corridor associated with the new light rail. The project bought together the requirements of a number of different user groups, the coordination and planning of a relative complex set of requirements, sign-off  and delivery of a comprehensive set of functional statements, room data sheets and specifications to allow the project to be confidently tendered to the market as turn-key lease-back project between government and the private sector.

The design concept:

  • Incorporates a logical and linear one way traffic arrangement facilitating a pre and post inspection flow
  • Includes complex in-ground servicing requirements including inspection pits and associated services
  • Features an elegant simple and long elegant skillion roofed shed form that expresses both the industrial character of the function in its and location and the shape of the building
  • A resilient materials palette including pre-cast concrete panels and Kliplok colourbond roofing