Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre – Expansion and Re-Development
Work kicked off in March 2014 on a major redevelopment and expansion of Stockland’s Baldivis Shopping Centre, an hour’s drive south of Perth. Probuild is carrying out the work and has appointed RM Surveys as Project Surveyor. Site work began with a Dilapidation Survey of the entire precinct which was also carried out by RM Surveys. The redevelopment will cost $116 million and is scheduled to be completed in 2015. As well as new Coles, Woolworths and K-Mart stores, another 75 new specialty retailers will take the centre to a total of 95 speciality stores. The redevelopment will also include a new 275 seat indoor and outdoor dining terrace and 1,400 car parking spaces.
The project will increase the overall size of the shopping centre from about 7,000 square metres to an eventual area of about 29,500 square metres.
Warnbro Shopping Centre Expansion
DORIC has appointed RM Surveys as Project Surveyors for the expansion of the WARNBRO Shopping Centre, located some 50km south of Perth’s CBD. The centre currently contains 43 retailers plus Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, totalling 11,285sqm, and 740 car parking bays. The centre’s owners, Federation, have committed to an expansion of over 9,600sqm along with 300 new car bays including a roof top car park. New travelators and a lift from the upper deck car park will be installed, and the project also includes upgrades and refurbishment of amenities in the existing centre, including interior repainting, upgrade to mall lighting, new signage, upgrades to existing mall entries and furniture and a new Centre Management office.
Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre expansion
A major expansion is underway at one of Perth’s busiest shopping centres, Lakeside Joondalup. 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. Work is now underway on the 3rd phase of the redevelopment.
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. ”
Work is underway on a new project for the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority in William St, Perth. The new development is designed to ease Perth’s under-pressure hotel market and boost State Government work to regenerate and transform Northbridge. TPG and Cicero Projects Pty Ltd will build a six-storey, 74-bedroom hotel with mezzanine and roof terrace bar on the site. The development will retain the facade of the heritage-listed former National Bank building. RM Surveys have been appointed Project Surveyors for the high profile development. When completed, the development will complement the Perth Cultural Centre and the Northbridge Entertainment Precinct.
Cloisters on Hay St. – Arcade and Office Redevelopment
Probuild is carrying out a major redevelopment of the Cloisters percent, with 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. In addition to the ongoing surveying work, in March 2014 RM Surveys was engaged to carry out a Property Condition of levels 3, 4 and 5 of the new development, prior to their handover to the client.
As the appointed Project Surveyor, RM Surveys will have a crew working at the site through to the completion of the project.
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 refurbishment inside, the southern facade of the building is being extended outwards by several metres, virtually doubling the amount of office space available.
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.
QII at Queens Riverside
Construction is underway on “QII”, the next phase of Fraser’s Queens Riverside Development at the eastern end of Adelaide Terrace in Perth City. QII will consist of 107 one, two and three bedroom apartments on 8 levels, and is being built by Jaxxon Constructions. Already engaged on its taller sibling, “QIII”, RM Surveys is also the Project Surveyor for QII. Construction methodology for QII comprises both in-situ and precast walls, and in-situ slab. The overall project value for QII will be around $40 million. Work began on the site late in 2013 and is scheduled for completion in July 2015.
Oil & Mining Industry:
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.
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Medical / Health:
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.
Kintail Road Apartments Applecross
Cooper & Oxley are constructing a new four-storey, “4 Star Green Star” office complex in Applecross using an innovative top-down method that enables work on the superstructure to start before the excavation of the basement has been completed. The perimeter retaining wall is to be built with CFA piles and grout columns whilst the internal load- bearing columns are to be constructed in the ground. Cooper & Oxley has appointed RM Surveys as the Project Surveyors on this office complex. The project is located within a mixture of existing residential and office buildings and includes a café, plus ground level and basement car parking.
Richmond Quarter is a new six-storey development being built in East Fremantle. Pindan, the developer, has appointed RM Surveys as the Project Surveyors for this development, which will feature studio, one, two and three bedroom residential apartments centred around an open, European-style piazza, plus a boutique hotel, roof-top wine bar and outdoor cinema.
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.
Baldivis SHS Community College (Stage 2)
The second stage development of the existing Baldivis SHS Community College includes new single storey classroom blocks, a double storey arts & learning centre, new physical education learning area, outdoor courts and car parking. Cooper & Oxley, the builders, has appointed RM Surveys as the Project Surveyors on this important Senior High School project. The new blocks have a concrete structure, cast in-situ, and pre-cast structural wall panels and structural steel frames incorporated in roof and veranda structures.