Hera Engineering is proud to be involved with the redevelopment of this heritage-listed site, chome of the historic Fremantle Worker’s Club. This site in the heart of Fremantle’s vibrant downtown area will be developed to include 25 new luxury apartments.
Some of the numerous major structural challenges in this project include:
- Temporary underpinning and final retention of the existing heritage facade
- High water table to be considered in the design of the car stacker pits
- Challenging boundaries conditions
- Load path resolution to limit transfer elements
- Limited site access and space for storage, which impacts the types of material that can be used
With limited site access due to being in a busy downtown area, we opted for an appropriate structural system which reduced site workforce, wastage, and made construction less dependent on hoists and crane leading to increased site safety.
The suspended slabs were simplified to allow for a better integration with the architectural details and easy of construction. Due to our smart solutions applied during the schematic design, the final design outcome was optimal and proved to be the most economical and fast to construct.