Client
Hutchinson Builders

Location
Southport, Queensland Australia

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Value engineered design in a competitive environment.

Working closely with a building contractor to provide a value engineered design in a competitive environment.

Victoria Cross Tower

STRUCTURAL / DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

Southport, Queensland Australia

The high rise tower is located in a high end corridor of the heart of the Gold Coast’s business precinct. The multi-purpose tower consists of 3 levels of basement carparking, 4 levels of aged care with its own reception, exercise and physio equipment, and 31 levels of residential apartments.

We were brought into the team to provide a value engineered alternative design to the current documentation on the confirming tender.

The challenge was to re-engineer the structure by using the main cores in the most efficient manner and minimise additional bracing elements and vertical formwork.

Rationalising the basement raft slab and suspended slabs also provided significant raft savings. We tailored the structural design, material use and systems to suit the builder’s construction methodology and site constraints. The project was delivered on time and on budget, with substantial savings in construction costs and program realised.