Jardan, Paddington NSW

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Overview

Architect – IF Architect
Completed – 2017
Project Value - $ 4M

The Project:
We were engaged to provide structural and facade engineering services for the conversion of an existing two storey (plus basement) office/retail building into a high-end furniture showroom in Paddington.
The works included: strengthening of the existing timber framed building for seismic upgrade and increased gravity loads; design of a 13m span circular steel staircase and 5m glass skylight within the existing timber floors and roof structures; strengthening of existing timber roof trusses to facilitate removal of existing timber columns; partial replacement of the brick facade to allow for large glazed openings; awning strengthening works to ensure compliance with current standards.

Our Process:
Core’s specialisation in adaptive re-use of existing buildings and expert knowledge in working within the confines of an existing envelope enabled us to conceptually design the major structural works at an early stage with the key consultants and flag potential issues. Through the course of several early stage design workshops, many options were explored so that all parties could weigh up form versus function and cost. Core responded immediately to design changes required to suit the existing structure once works commenced on site and also provided additional temporary works design support to the builder

The Outcome:
Core and the project team were able to meet and achieve the clients requirements to deliver a superior result in keeping with the high-end nature of the clients brand.

Client

Montlaur Project Services

Skills

Commercial
Facade Design
Structural Engineering

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