Constrained sites, deep basements and long spans of column-free space are a common theme in commercial buildings. We can investigate options and arrive at the optimum structural solution for any site.

MPN have over the decades provided clients and contractors with well-detailed and efficient engineering designs for educational facilities from Day Care centres to University campus’ lecture and residential buildings.

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MPN has provided highly valued assistance to building Owners of historic buildings, to transform them to new uses to extend and alter them for more efficient land-use (adding extra floors, or basements) or simply to advise on remedial and refurbishment techniques so as to return a building to its former glory.


MPN has a strong and proven track record in this sector. We have completed hundreds of theatres throughout Australia.

Hotels often have a repetitive structure that allows optimisation using various systems, with the final choice dependant on their relative economic benefit. The lobby and conference rooms always require long spans.

The entertainment and leisure facilities we have designed are diverse and include sports halls and cinema complexes as well as casinos and indoor theme parks. They are typically large box bespoke structures that require appreciation of their specific functions.


MPN understand the key to successful industrial building construction is simplicity of design detailing, combined with minimisation of materials cost.

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The current trend in town planning favours mixed use developments. These are typically led by the residences over and the commercial/retail under. These competing uses lead to a range of structural framing options, materials and approach depending on the relative value and importance of each. Early MPN input is an advantage to help determine preferred parking, office/retail and apartment layouts.

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Our experience is broad and ranges from smaller domestic work to multi-phased medium density ‘villages’ to high rise apartments worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

We have helped deliver such landmark projects as ‘Newington’ – the Sydney Olympic athletes’ accommodation and subsequent new suburb and the Bennelong Point suite of buildings – the most luxurious and valuable properties in the country.

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We are the industry leaders in Retail, having worked on over 100 major projects in this sector including both new shopping centres and extensions.

We understand the key considerations of retail:

  • Keeping ahead of schedule and providing optimised design to ensure the centre opens on the target date.
  • Working collaboratively and providing innovative, flexible design to ensure existing tenants and their customers encounter minimal disruption.
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