The addition of six new levels comprising over 5000m2 of office space on top of the 19 level Owen Dixon Chambers West building located in the Melbourne CBD.
Kane Constructions was appointed in May 2013 to deliver this $28 million lump sum contract. The new structure comprises a structure steel frame, precast and in-situ concrete core with a high spec unitised curtain wall. Works also include an integrated fitout providing over 60 new barristers chambers.
This extremely challenging build required a tower crane to be positioned on the existing roof with works being undertaken whilst the building remained occupied.
A key aspect of the planning, design and construction process was maintaining day to day operations of the building and its services, including vertical transportation, egress and minimising disruption to the 500 barrister’s occupant within the building. During subsequent development of the construction program, potentially disruptive works were identified, analysed with the client group and determined as required to be undertaken out of hours.