Image courtesy of Far East Consortium
At the former home of The Age newspaper located at 250 Spencer Street in Melbourne, international developer Far East Consortium is creating an impressive new mixed-use complex known as West Side Place.
This magnificent four-tower development contains 2,500 apartments, five levels of basement car parking and 7,000 square metres of retail space. The 79-storey signature tower will be topped with a luxurious 200-room six-star hotel, taking advantage of the spectacular views across the city and the bay.
The other three towers of between 60 and 70 storeys are predominantly residential, with a 200-room hotel forming part of Tower 3. The integrated podium will include terraced apartments and the hotel and residential facilities.
WSP is providing ongoing structural and civil engineering services for this project. Working closely with the consulting team, we have developed an efficient structural solution that uses mega columns on the perimeter tied to a central core. Tower columns are carried through the podium and basements to avoid costly transfers.
We have recommended flat plate slabs for an efficient construction cycle. Due to the depth of excavation for the basements, part of the development will be founded on pad footings and the rest will have large diameter bored pier foundations.
Changing the Face of Spencer Street
West Side Place will offer luxury resort-style living in Melbourne’s CBD. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.