Completion year 2014
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’.