Value: $13.3 M | Completed: 2003
606 St Kilda Road was an existing office building comprising of basement and ground floor parking, plus 10 levels of office building. At the time of purchase, the building had been stripped of all internal fitout, services and partial demolition works had been undertaken in preparation for a residential conversion.
The redevelopment required substantial works including new services throughout including lifts, mechanical, electrical, fire and hydraulic, extending the floor plates to capture preexisting sunshades, a new curtain wall façade, relocation of an existing stair well from the west end of the building to a central core and new finishes throughout. Due to the extensive works to the existing structure and the significant increase in lettable area, the refurbishment works were of a very complex nature and a number of innovative architectural, structural and services solutions were required in order to overcome some inherent building constraints.
Walton were engaged as a ‘construction consultant’ to assist the design team, and ensure that every opportunity to reduce costs, and minimise risks was identified and capitalised on, or dealt with during the design process. The project was exceedingly complex as is often the case with older buildings, many issues arose during construction that could not have been identified prior, and could have been disastrous to the project outcome, however our team delivered the project within the programme constraints and under budget.