203 North Terrace is a 35-level, 119m student accommodation building in the Adelaide CBD. This project represents Hera Engineering’s first engagement in South Australia. The client appointed us for the project due to our reputation with innovative and economical high-rise design. Once completed this will be the 4th tallest structure is South Australia.
Hera Engineering is providing structural and construction engineering services for this iconic project. We have been involved prior to DA working hand in hand with the architect to create an economical and efficient structural system.
This 35-storey tower is located within a heritage site which has made construction and planning extremely difficult.
The tall, slender nature of the building and undersized footprint necessitated an innovative, raft slab foundation upon a series of under-reamed bored piers, with the historically significant northern façade protected by retention piles and strip footings.
The superstructure consists of a central in situ lift and stair core (up to 300mm thick walls, 80MPa), loadbearing precast facade panels, round and rectangular concrete columns and conventionally reinforced concrete slabs.