The entire 3353-square-metre block, on the corner of George and King streets is jointly owned by Investa and Brookfield Properties.
The co-owners are looking to build a new five-storey retail and commercial podium on the underutilised forecourt. To do this, they are proposing to partially demolish the existing podium and remove six basement car parking spaces.
The podium building would have a rooftop terrace with food-and-beverage provisions. The new podium will include a new tower lobby, three levels of office space, three levels of retail space (including the lower ground floor) and a rooftop terrace with restaurants or cafes. The building will also have end-of-trip facilities on level one.
Scope of Works
Delta Group engaged SLH Industries for the internal strip out of a 27 storey office building. Stage 1 of the works was carried out on two fronts segregating the upper portion, levels 11 to 27 from the lower portion, levels 11 to ground level.
The only vertical and horizontal material movement available was through two passenger lifts down to the podium level where a turn-table enabled trucks to drive nose first and exit in the same manner. The complication involved the timely scheduling of material delivery from respective floor levels by means of two lifts running in sequential operations.
The above scope presented a unique opportunity for SLH to present a time constrained project with solutions in providing a timely completion to stage 1 of the works enabling an earlier start to stage 2 phasing.