This project comprised the redevelopment and adaptive re-use of the old George Patterson House Building that had been previously damaged by fire.  The remaining original timber and brick structure was retained and the building was extended to its previous form with new construction over.

The building now houses a mixture of bars, clubs and restaurants with a 5 star hotel over.

Project Value:     
$40 million
Environmental Performance:
4 Star Greenstar
4.5 Star AGBR
Sectors:
Hotel
Client:
The Merivale Group

Architect:
Crone Partners
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering
Visualisation

Key technical challenges

  • The primary tower structure consists of a composite slab and beam structure. Due to the long beam spans and thin slab, extensive analysis for footfall vibration was required to ensure the structure achieved code requirements and client expectations.
  • Working with the existing structure and developing design solutions that strengthened rather than demolished.
  • Extensive co-ordination with the mechanical engineer to develop a strategy that minimised beam penetrations and beam notches.
  • Differential shortening analysis with consideration of mega truss, steel structure, concrete structure and existing structural elements

Environmental performance

  • 5 Star Greenstar
  • 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.

This project comprised the redevelopment and adaptive re-use of the old George Patterson House Building that had been previously damaged by fire. The remaining original timber and brick structure was retained and the building was extended to its previous form with new construction over.

The building now houses 33 guest rooms, two penthouse suites, a private gymnasium and a number of award-winning bars and restaurants.

Robert Bird Group added significant value to the project, including the following innovations:

  • Construction of a 10-storey building adjacent to and linked to existing building
  • Refurbishment and adaptive reuse of existing timber, masonry structures and cast iron structural elements
  • Reuse of original structural elements and systems including:
    • Cast iron columns and connections
    • Masonry arch floors
    • Heritage timber floors

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