400 George Street


The building has difficult founding conditions with a heritage listed building on one of its boundaries. Robert Bird Group provided a full civil, structural and construction engineering service from project inception.

Significant and interesting aspects of the project and Robert Bird Group’s role include the following:

  • Large span post-tensioned concrete floors utilising steel pan formwork for rapid construction.
  • Perimeter column jump system to decrease floor to floor cycle times.
  • Efficient lateral system consisting of cantilever core, integral shear wall linking primary load carrying elements through service zones, and perimeter frame action.
  • Is constructed adjacent to a heritage listed structure and as such features a carefully designed soldier pier retention system and a carefully considered construction methodology.

Project Value:
$180 million
Year Completed:
Building Metrics:
Total Area: 43,500m2
33 Levels + 4 Basements
Leighton Properties

Primary Contractor:
Cox Rayner
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering

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Robert Bird Group provide outstanding innovative and buildable structural design solutions in all sectors across the globe.


Robert Bird Group’s Civil Engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project.


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