Stott & Hoare
86 Walters Drive, Osborne Park
$4.1 million (incl. GST)
Designed by Meyer Shircore Architects, Stott & Hoare’s new building comprised of offices, reception area, breakout spaces, and staff amenities, while external works included paving, kerbing, landscaping, storage areas and lighting.
We won the project via a competitive tender process and were able to add value from the outset. By being involved in the project from its very beginning, we provided ongoing advice and problem solved the best possible solutions. Our notable communication skills also saw our team liaise with multiple stakeholders such as the local council and neighbouring businesses to ensure a seamless construction process.
- The construction team was required to put piling down when installing the footings as the soil didn’t have the bearing capacity.
- The lifting of the tilt panels within the confines of a fairly tight site proved challenging. We successfully navigated this challenge by engaging a 150-tonne crawler crane to lift the extremely heavy panels.
- Natural cross ventilation is delivered through automatic windows, while a 12-kilowatt solar system delivers up to 25% of the building’s power needs, intended to deliver a high NABERS rating.
- The automotive blind system is particularly innovative, providing precise shading as they move via a sun sensor.
FEATURES OF DEVELOPMENT
The building was constructed utilising a structural concrete frame with a combination of precast tilt panels and curtain wall façades.
The structural steel roof was curved and segmented, as was the façade, which required our team to install curved window frames and short panels of glass.