1101 Hay st
Located at the “top end” of Hay Street in West Perth, close to Parliament House, this development will consist of four levels of offices plus a tenant roof deck providing extensive river views. There is also a ground floor cafe and showering facilities. Construction is underway with completion due March 2014. RM Surveys have been appointed by Resolute Constructions as the Project Surveyors.
Cloisters on Hay St. – Arcade and Office Redevelopment
Probuild has begun the Construction of a 9-storey office building above the existing buildings at the Hay Street end of the Cloisters Arcade. The existing Cloisters Arcade will also be upgraded as part of the project. RM Surveys was amongst the first contractors on the scene, with the initial carrying out of a Dilapidation Survey, which was made all the more important because of the heritage-listed Cloisters Building at the southern end of the precinct and the concern about proximity to adjacent, lower buildings. As the appointed Project Surveyor, RM Surveys will have a crew working at the site through to the completion of the project.
Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre expansion
A major expansion has begun at one of Perth’s busiest shopping centres. RM Surveys has been appointed Project Surveyors for the Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre expansion project, a $300 million redevelopment being carried out by Lend Lease.
The redevelopment will increase the size of the shopping centre from 71,000 square metres to 96,000 square metres, which will make Lakeside Joondalup the biggest shopping centre in Western Australia. The expanded centre will include a new two-level, 12,000 square metre Myer department store, a new casual dining precinct, approximately 95 national and local retailers and 5,000 car spaces.
As part of the redevelopment, Station Square will be transformed into an active hub with a vibrant new al-fresco dining precinct, improving connectivity to the existing rail and bus interchange. Construction is expected to take approximately two years with completion prior to Christmas 2014.
239 Pier Street
Diploma Construction has commenced work on the stunning new, mixed use, large scale development at 239 Pier Street, in the Perth CBD on the corner of Pier and Aberdeen street. This commercial and residential building will provide 161 new residential units as well as 7 ground floor commercial tenancies. When constructed, all apartments will enjoy private outdoor amenities with views of the Swan River. The ground floor commercial tenancies will also enable the continued regeneration of the northern area of Perth’s Stirling Precinct.
RM Surveys has been contracted by Diploma Constructions as Project Surveyors for the extension and refurbishment of the $45 million Kwinana Hub Shopping Centre. RM Surveys began working on the project at the beginning of 2012, and it is due to be completed in 2013.
On completion, the centre will house Woolworths, Big W, IGA, Dan Murphies and numerous specialty tenancies.
WorkZone A-grade Office Development
RM Surveys has been contracted by Broad Construction Services to manage the surveying of the construction of “WorkZone”, a 27,000 square metre high-quality office accommodation, located on the fringe of the Perth CBD.
According to WorkZone’s owner, Charter Hall, the purpose of the building is to provide “high quality space in a prime location at substantially lower rents than comparable buildings in the CBD.”
Construction of the project is now well underway and completion of the development is targeted for August 2013
Gateway Centre, Cockburn – Stage 3 A Redevelopment
Cockburn Gateway – Aerial View
Cockburn Gateway – Sketch of Main Entry
“Cockburn Gateway Shopping City is undergoing a major expansion. Already a thriving commercial hub in one of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs, the centre will receive an additional discount department store, more than 60 additional specialty stores, “Town Plaza” with dining and meeting places, and some 1,200 additional car parking spaces. New bus routes will service the expanded centre. RM Surveys are Project Surveyors for the redevelopment project. ”
32 St Georges Tce, Perth CBD
“May Holman Centre”
The May Holman Building, an established property situated within Perth’s Central Business District, is undergoing significant redevelopment in keeping with several of its high profile neighbours. Work commenced on the re-development in June 2013. Probuild is carrying out the redevelopment and RM Surveys have been appointed Project Surveyors. As well as a major refurbisment inside, the southern facade of the building is being extended outwards by several metres, virtually doubling the amount of office space available.
“May Holman Building” refurbishment May Holman Centre, 32 St Georges Tce, Perth
Located at 32 St Georges Terrace, in an area popular with legal tenants and government departments, the building is opposite and overlooking Government House and the Supreme Court Gardens, as well as having panoramic views to the Swan River. When completed, the building will house 15,000m2 of commercial office space, and the overall project is estimated to cost around $100 million.
Kings Square development
The Kings Square development in Wellington St, Perth, will bring about a massive transformation of the area extending from the new Perth Entertainment Centre to the (current) Bus Depot in Perth’s CBD. A number of new office towers are planned for the site. Work has now commenced on the first three towers, and RM Surveys have been appointed as Project Surveyors for all three. KS2 and KS4, being built by Broad Construction, kicked off in mid 2013, and KS1, a John Holland construction project, commenced in quarter 3, 2013. With the sinking of the railway line through central Perth, which is currently ongoing, the Kings Square area will link Perth’s CBD and Northbridge areas, radically transforming the interaction between the two.
QIII at Queens Riverside
QIII is part of Fraser’s Queens Riverside Development at the eastern end of Adelaide Terrace in Perth City. When complete it will offer 26 storey’s of luxury apartments and will be the second of four buildings on the 15,302m2 site. RM Surveys have been contracted by Diploma Constructions to work on the project, which is now under construction.
QIII Development: part of Fraser’s Queens Riverside Development, eastern end of Adelaide Terrace, Perth City –Surveying By RM Surveys
Part of Frasers’ Queens Riverside development
Surveying of Caisson’s for Gorgon Loading Jetty at Henderson
RM Surveys has been contracted by Leightons to survey the fitting of the topsides structures and the construction of the caissons being fabricated at Henderson for the Gorgon loading jetty at Barrow Island in the northwest of Western Australia.
The Saipem-Leighton Consortium has been selected to develop the $900 million Chevron Gorgon LNG Jetty and Marine Structures project. Construction commenced in 2011 on Barrow Island, 70 kilometres off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The loading jetty project is expected to be completed in 2013.
The jetty design utilises 56 concrete caissons that are being manufactured at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, south of Fremantle. These will then be transported to Barrow Island and lowered onto gravel beds placed at intervals on the sea floor to provide a support structure for the jetty.
The locally-manufactured caissons will avoid the traditional piled construction method, which would have required hundreds of steel piles to be driven into the sea bed. This will both reduce the construction time and eliminate the noise and vibration associated with driving piles into the sea bed. The jetty itself will be 2.1 kilometres long and consist of steel trusses 70 metres long supported by the 56 caissons leading to the loading platform approximately four kilometres from the shore.
The work being carried out by RM Surveys involves surveying during construction of the caissons. Each of the 56 reinforced concrete caissons weighs approx 3,000 tonnes and is 26m in diameter and 8m in height.
Mining Construction Work throughout WA
RM Surveys has been working in WA’s Mining/Resources industry for many years. Recently, however, the company has been very successful in expanding in this area, with new work beginning in several remote areas of the State. RM Surveys has been carrying out work on several mining projects, including:
- Telfer (East of Marble Bar) – McArthur River Minesite (Southeast of Darwin) – Tropicana Gold project (East of Kalgoorlie) – Solomon Gold Mine (Pilbara)
As was noted by RM Surveys’ Operations Manager, Dane Blower: “Much of the time, people tend to use us because they’ve used us in the past and they’ve come to know that we deliver a professional service.”
With the work that RM Surveys has done in WA’s mining sector over nearly 2 decades, the word has clearly “got around” now, and the company is going from strength-to-strength in this vital sector of Australia’s economy.
Local Government House Project, West Leederville
WALGA and QUBE Property Group purchased a 4244 sq.m. site at 168 Railway Parade, West Leederville, for the site of the new Local Government House. The joint government / private project will see the construction a four-level, 5 Star Green Star and Grade A office, retail and café development on the site. QUBE Property Group is undertaking the development, PACT Constructions is the builder, and RM Surveys has been appointed as the Project Surveyors.
The project is a joint venture between the WALGA and private developer, QUBE, for the design and construction of a new Local Government House building. WA’s 135 Local Governments will benefit from the new development. The unusual joint venture arrangement allowed for private investment in the project to ensure its financial viability. WALGA will own 60% of the project, while QUBE will own the rest.
The land is between Railway Parade and Cambridge Street and is part of the West Leederville revitalisation project that has recently been developed by the Town of Cambridge. A feature of the external elements of the building will be an internal plaza and a landscaped pedestrian spine connecting Railway Parade and Cambridge Street, which includes highly functional external meeting areas, terraced gardens, extensive landscaping and public art. The building will include an on-site café and an extensive alfresco area.
The building design incorporates Australian best practice in energy and water conservation technologies. The building will also include facilities for occupants cycling or walking to work and will use 100% fresh air ventilation (passive and active) with no re-circulation of air.
Construction commenced in mid 2012, and the development is scheduled for completion by late 2013.
Medical / Health:
Cambridge St Med Centre
Georgiou has been awarded the contract to build a mixed-use, state-of-the-art medical centre and residential development on Cambridge Street in Wembley, with an end value of circa $40 million. RM Surveys has been appointed by Georgiou as the Project Surveyor.
The development includes the construction of three levels of commercial office space, two levels of underground parking and six two-bedroom residential apartments on the upper floor with a rooftop plant room.
Located close to St John of God hospital in Subiaco, the Cambridge Street Medical Centre is designed as a specialist medical centre. It will house six tenancies including two consulting rooms; a day surgery with three operating theatres and associated recovery and support areas combined with four, two-bed patient bedrooms; plus reception and waiting areas.
Work commenced on the project in July 2013 and is due for completion in December 2014.
QEII Hospital, Nedlands – New Multi-storey car park
A private consortium backed by Lend Lease and Probuild won the right to design, build and operate a $140 million multi-storey car park at the QEII Medical Centre. RM Surveys have been contracted as the surveyors for both stages and all 7 floors of the project.
Stage one has been completed and stage two has begun of a new multi-storey car park that is being built on the site of the QEII Nedlands Medical Centre to cater for the increase in traffic when a new children’s hospital is built on the site. The car park is part of a $1.17 billion project to construct the new state-of-the-art hospital and associated facilities, with completion expected by 2015. The car parks are scheduled to be built in two stages and completed by 2013, before the new hospital opens.
The multi-storey car park will have 3,325 bays and will be operated under a Public-Private Partnership, increasing the total number of bays on-site by 1,525 to 4,560 bays. These will accommodate priority one users– that is, patients, visitors and some staff such as clinical staff and night shift-workers.
Fiona Stanley Hospital
The Fiona Stanley Hospital complex is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the State of Western Australia.
The $2 billion hospital is named after eminent WA doctor and Australian of the Year, Fiona Stanley.
Fiona Stanley Hospital will be one of the best in Australia – a leader in clinical care, research and education, supported by an innovative design that uses the latest scientific, technological and medical developments.
RM Surveys have been involved since the inception of this massive project, specifically on the building known as Block B. Work at the site is nearing completion now, with site works mainly concentrating on fit-out and beautification. Service transition to the new hospital is scheduled for April 2014, although RM Surveys’ surveyors are still visiting the site regularly at present.
See our video, taken during the early stages of construction at Fiona Stanley Hospital, to learn why working with RM Surveys can save time and money on your project.
Mindarie Marina Apartments
Pyramid Construction is building the Mindarie Marina Apartments on the water’s edge at Mindarie Keys. RM Surveys are the Project Surveyors. Designed by architects McDonald Jones, the one and two bedroom apartments are on five levels and feature luxury fit-outs throughout.
Ocean Edge Beachside Apartments, Coogee
Ocean Edge Beachside Apartments are located on Coogee Beach a few minutes south of Fremantle, within the Port Coogee Marina Village.
With its incredible location, literally on the Indian Ocean’s edge, your beachfront, ocean view apartment can never be built out. Ocean Edge offers luxurious one, two and three bedroom apartments with generous private balconies of up to 42m2 from which to enjoy the stunning ocean views, magnificent beaches and surrounding park space.
This exciting development is the first apartment project to be developed within Port Coogee, WA.
Stella Apartments–Cockburn Central Development
As part of Perth’s rapidly growing south-western corridor, Cockburn Central will ultimately serve a population of more than 200,000 people living and working within the region. Stella Apartments, pictured below, are in the suburb of Success and are set within one of Perth’s fastest growing regional hubs. The complex is adjacent to the major Gateway Shopping Centre and is in close proximity to the Cockburn Central Transit Hub and Train Station.
The first stage of the Stella village development, comprising 107 residential apartments, was completed in 2009, and the 2nd stage – 130 apartments – has recently been completed. Stage 3 of the development, which will offer 180 residential apartments, is now under construction. Resort style facilities including a gym and outdoor pool are also being constructed as part of a recreation centre for the village.