Fire reinstatement of
Canberra City, ACT
Description of services
Initially engaged to provide advice on the structural effects to the heritage building following a major fire. Subsequently engaged to provide structural design services for the redevelopment of the nightclub from its original two levels to four levels.
Size and description of project
Re-developed this iconic nightclub from a two-level building set on one block to a four-level building set over a consolidated two-block area. Facilities include a basement bar and three upper levels of entertainment and bar areas.
Approximately $6 million
Unique features/specific challenges
Due to heritage restrictions the new complex had to be built within the parameters of the existing façade. Meticulous attention to demolition was required and underpinning of the perimeter façade to accommodate the new basement level. Further to this another level had to be accommodated within the existing envelope to achieve the fire resistant-level requirements, achieved by way of a precast option, which allowed the club to re-opening early.