The project compromised a new six storey over basement office building on a brownfield site in the south city central business district. The breakdown of uses comprised 15No. apartments; 11,000sqm of Office space and 850sqm of retail space. The overall building comprises 16,000sqm new build mixed use development.
Warehouses and residential units that occupied the site were demolished and a new basement was constructed using a secant pile wall which also supports loads from the building in the permanent condition.
A reinforced concrete structure with a grid of 11m x 10.15m was chosen after careful consideration of the Client brief, Architecture and extensive consultation with other members of the Design Team. The chosen grid and was to provide large clear span spaces and the possibility of exposed concrete slabs as a feature within the office environment.