Ocean Keys Shopping Centre

Completion year 2014

Civil, Structural


Key People

Sharni Millman

Underground Power Design Section Manager, Principal

Greg Basden

Albany Office Manager, Principal

Prasanna Suraweera

Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Principal

Grant Thornton

Structural Project Engineer, Principal

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The Ocean Keys project involved major expansion and redevelopment of the existing shopping centre with complex structural interfacing. The extension of the shopping centre provides an additional 13,000m² of retail space, over 120 shops, dining and food court precinct, parking for 1600 cars in a triple storey car parking structure, as well as a three storey residential housing block.

Working closely with the project architects Taylor Robinson, WGE’s structural and civil teams assisted in the transformation of the centre. The structure comprises a large, open span, steel framed primary structure with precast walls and custom facades and a new three- level, post-tensioned, open deck car park structure designed to cater for an additional future level.

Staging the construction on a particularly tight site proved challenging whilst keeping the centre operational, car parking available and ‘feet coming through the door’.