St Kilda Facade & Concrete Repairs

Client MICM
Location St Kilda, Melbourne
Scope Of Work Facade & Concrete repairs
Schedule 4 months

Project Detail

Predicted Cost: $    Actual Cost: $

Completion date: March 2017

333 Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda was constructed between 1963-70 and designed by architect and developer Sol Sapir.  It contains fifty-one apartments over sixteen stories and was constructed with a cast concrete core formed using steel slip formwork and pre-cast concrete facade spandrel panels. Concrete floor slabs were jacked up into position.  It is one of the City of Port Phillip’s most stylish example of mid-century Modernist high-rise architecture, and is classified as being  a ‘significant heritage place’ by the local council.

The project involved the replacement of all the external window units, spalling repairs and balcony repairs to the (now) medium rise building.   SCS aided with engineering of solutions to bring down the cost of the project, and undertook the client-side management of the project.   This involved managing the contract with the client and builder, liaising with owners, and providing technical assistance to the builder on behalf of the client.  SCS also provided small repairs to the building as the job required to ensure the longevity of both the external and internal structure.`

Key scope aspects:

  • Engineering solutions to balcony problems
  • Replacement of external windows
  • Repairs to spalling and other minor issues

Scope of Works:

  • Managed the capital budget to ensure works were completed in line with the approved plan
  • Managed the program to ensure works were coordinated and staged
  • Ensured the project was delivered to all end users, in-line with the requirements and expectations, subject to the available budget
  • Ensured the project was managed within an appropriate legislative framework
  • Ensured that the project was delivered in a transparent manner, and in consultation with the relevant stakeholders
  • Ensured that the full life-cycle costs of the facility were clearly identified, understood, and that options to minimise these costs were accurately costed and considered.