Applecross, Perth, WA
Builder: Cooper & Oxley
Architect: Campion Design Group
This recently completed office development is located in the popular, vibrant Applecross precinct and features an in-ground basement, ground floor and 5 stories of commercial offices. This project was originally designed by others using conventional construction techniques for the basement.
The lowest tendered bid as Builder Cooper & Oxley who are experienced at using Top Down construction, having constructed a number of these buildings that were designed by Airey Taylor Consulting. Their tender was approximately $10.5 M.
Though the lowest tenderer with conventional design, they offered $500k is savings plus faster construction if Airey Taylor redesigned the building so that the Top Down construction technique could be used and a post tensioned concrete slab on grade could be cast to become the future suspended floor over the basement. The suggestion was accepted and the project was successfully completed.