Construction of 77 luxury apartments within 2 buildings and a 3-level basement.
Challenges overcame included the Cross City Tunnel running next to the site (to within 5m of shoring wall), a high water table, highly fractured rock at a great depth below “swampy” ground conditions and neighbouring heritage buildings on high-level strip footings.
A “top down” technique was needed where excavation was concurrent with structural and fitout works (from the ground floor up) were being constructed. This was made possible with the use of a “plunged precast piled column” methodology which was developed specifically for this project.
Krikis Taylor Architects (KTA)