A design and construct project, utilising 120-tonne crane in a live environment.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London, the spotlight was shone on aluminium composite panels – used extensively on buildings around the world, including Australia.
A fire safety review of the product in Australia concluded that many of the aluminium panel products, known as ACP in the building industry, should be replaced.
The Travelodge Sydney, located in the heart of the city near Central Railway Station, was quick to identify aluminium panels on its building.
It engaged Paynter Dixon’s highly experienced remedial division to replace 2000 sqm of aluminium panels on the 20-story building in Wentworth Avenue.
The design and construct brief included making applications to the consent authority, Sydney City Council, completing the work with minimal interruption to the hotel and managing traffic access at a busy street corner.
The height of the building required the use of a 120-tonne crane, plus a mast climber, scaffold and swinging stages.
The use of this equipment ensured work was done safely but also efficiently, reducing the project cost.
The 20-week project was completed with minimal disruption to the hotel’s operation.