CH Smith Revitalisation Project

$13M (under construction

Client: Northern Outlet Developments

Architect: Artas Architects

Contractor: Fairbrother

Services: Structural, civil and hydraulic engineering

Year: Current

The challenge of redeveloping the heritage site has been undertaken by local developers Errol Stewart and Scott Curran, with an overall vision for a commercial precinct with offices and car parking on the edge of the city.

In April 2017 works commenced on the first stage being a 300-space car park.  The car park project was on a tight time frame with completion July 2018.

The design challenge was to provide accurate concept designs to enable pricing by the builder, whilst providing an early works foundation design package to allow construction to commence early in the design process.  The final design consists of piled foundations, in-situ concrete slabs and footings, post tensioned concrete slabs, precast concrete walls and a light weight steel façade.