Pyramid Constructions was invited by Hawaiian Management Group to provide advice on construction methodology and materials and review scope of works in order to reduce construction budgets to achieve a commercially viable project. This involved extensive review of the Client’s brief, scope of works and investigating various design and construction options with associated costings. Building Licence documentation was completed in an extremely tight schedule of 8 weeks to meet strict timeframes.

The project comprises extensive refurbishment of the existing centre and construction of a new 5,000m2 two level car park deck. The refurbishment includes upgrading external facades, roof repairs, new entry statements, upgrading malls and toilet facilities, reconfigured retail tenancies including extensive services upgrades. The new car park involved reviewing different design options for the upper deck, retaining walls, access roads and major services relocations. The final design resulted in a Deltacore floor system on precast beams for the upper deck and a post tensioned slab over the retail areas for waterproofing requirements.

Consideration was been given to keeping the existing centre open for trading, minimising disruption to retail tenancies, keeping services “live”, maintaining adequate car parking and careful staging of the construction activities. The car park has been designed and constructed in two stages and retail tenancies in about 8 staging areas. Some of the retail fitout were included to expedite opening times.