Sheraton Hotel

Melbourne

Sheraton Hotel (27 Little Collins Street), is a 32 storey mixed use development at the busy end of the Melbourne CBD. It comprises 142 residential apartments and a further 44 luxury residences and penthouses in the top six floors of the tower, a new 5 star international brand hotel approximately 175 guest rooms and suites and three levels of basement car parking.

The 32 storey tower has been designed to create an iconic predominately glazed sculptural form of highest quality architectural design on Melbourne skyline. The residences and penthouse have been designed to the highest quality of interior design, with distinctive areas of timber and marble floors and generous living bathroom/balcony spaces.

During design and construction of the project RBG design team faced and successfully resolved the following technical challenges:

  • Retention system against existing 13 storey bricks “Coats’ building at the southern side of construction site presented a technical challenge due to presence of existing underpipping structure against the “Coates” building.
  • Top down construction using temporarily concrete piles in locations different to permanent columns. Temporarily piles were removed after installation of permanent columns.
  • Builders request to use metal trays as formwork for typical tower floors designed as flat plates presented a major technical challenge. It was overcome by combining metal trays with conventional formwork.
  • Forming up and constructing 3.5 meters long cantilevers on levels 26 to 31 protruding above the lower levels on both northern and southern side of the building presented a major construction challenge.

Year Completed:
2013
Building Metrics:
32 Levels above ground
3 basements
Sectors:
Hotel
Commercial

Client:
Golden Age Development Group
Primary Contractor:
Equiset Construction
Architect:
The Buchan Group
Robert Bird Group
Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering

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Structural

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Civil

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.

Hotels+Resorts

Hotels take many forms, from newly constructed individual buildings to boutique or heritage conversions. They may be combined with other uses in a mixed-use development, perhaps vertically stacked within a single building,

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