Our work on the Collins Arch Building Project
Eastern Plant Hire has worked on yet another major project in Victoria, this time instead of infrastructure we’ve been working on a commercial building. Namely the Collins Arch in Melbourne’s CBD. The $1 billion project is owned by CBUS Property and is set to change the skyline of Melbourne. Affectionately called the pantscraper by locals the building is set to be made up of two towers connected at the top with a skybridge. The building replaces the old Suncorp building with demolition works being undertaken by Probuild.
The construction of Collins Arch is set to be completed in late 2019 with it beginning back in 2016. Demolition took more than half a year to complete and saw over 82,000m³ of siltstone excavated and the removal of 25,000t of contaminated material. There were a number of logistical issues that had to be dealt with during the duration of the demolition, which included the removal of all the contaminated material from an inner-city location, dust suppression and asbestos removal.
Eastern Plant Hire was involved in handling the variations of materials leaving the demolition site. Being responsible for carting over 50,000m³ of material out of the site EPH had to work with Probuild and the demolitions contractor Delta Group to ensure that trucks were where they needed to be and that the materials were being taken to the right locations. With previous experience working in CBD’s such as on the Barangaroo Remediation the team at Eastern Plant Hire knew they were up for the task of Collins Arch.
Collins Arch is set to make a stamp on Melbourne’s CBD, with 50,000m² of office space, a five-star hotel, retail, restaurants, over 200 luxury residential apartments and 2,000m² of public space. The W Hotel will operate out of the East Tower with 294 guest rooms across 15 levels, with the West Tower be comprised predominantly of office space. With three storeys of retail, restaurants and Melbourne’s first new park in 40 years, the development is truly a multi-use space and will become a premier destination once open in 2020.