Recent Projects

Lot Fourteen, Stage 3b Dental School Demolition

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Client
Renewal SA

Duration
March 2019 – August 2019

Key Deliverables

  • High profile project
  • Multi-stage deconstruction

Project Overview

The Stage 3B Dental School demolition was a monumental and significant demolition project for the Lot Fourteen precinct. The demolition was a high-profile project as it was located on a busy public interface along Frome Road in Adelaide. The 9-storey building had a maximum height of 30m on the western frontage and required a complex multi-disciplined demolition over the basement.

Royal Park Salvage (RPS) was required to manage a number of challenges on this project including:

  • High level consultation with Lot Fourteen precinct, neighbouring business and residences and the Adelaide City Council
  • High level demolition within stringent site access and boundary hoarding constraints
  • Public safety along Frome Road and within the Lot Fourteen precinct
  • Multi-staged mechanical demolition inline with certified demolition methodology
  • At the peak of the project there was up to 45 workers being managed on site

Outcomes

Stakeholder management
Stakeholder management was a critical component throughout the planning, procurement and execution of the demolition project. With the support from Renewal SA, Royal Park Salvage provided a high level of consultation and communication to the Lot Fourteen precinct contractors and builders on site, SA Pathology, University of Adelaide, Uni SA and neighbouring residence on North Terrace. This was proven successful as Royal Park Salvage was the first contractor at the Lot Fourteen site to obtain a permit from the Adelaide City Council to bulk load out material at night. This was achieved through detailed planning and consultation with all the stakeholders affected by the works.

Public Safety
The 30-meter frontage of the western façade was located on the footpath of Frome Road imposing a challenging risk for Royal Park Salvage to manage thorough the project. Road (C) alongside the building was also the main access / egress point for the public and contractors into the precinct. Royal Park Salvage identified public safety as the biggest risk and most important element through the planning and procurement of the project. Royal Park Salvage implemented safety controls such as full height scaffolding and B-Type hoarding for pedestrian and cyclist access on Frome Road. Traffic controllers and dust suppression were other safety controls in place to manage the day to day public safety.

Multi-Staged Mechanical Demolition
The Dental Hospital consisted of several different sized buildings that had been constructed as additions over several decades. The different buildings ranged from 4-9 storeys and each encompassed alternating structural components. In order to demolish the building a well planned and detailed methodology with the input of a structural engineer was constructed and effectively executed to safely bring down the building in 12 stages.

Northern Connector Project, Craig Gilbert Bridge Demolition

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Client
Lend Lease Engineering

Duration
May – June 2019

Key Deliverables

  • Complex demolition
  • Earthworks

Project Overview

The Craig Gilbert Bridge was demolished to enable the continued construction of the Southern Interchange entry point to the Northern Connector, marking a significant step in the $885 million Northern Connector project. The Port River Expressway was closed from 7pm, Friday, 24 May, until 5am, Monday, 27 May to allow for the demolition. A total of 1240 tonnes of concrete was demolished from the structure over the weekend, with works occurring continuously during day and night shifts for a duration of 55 hours and an estimated 700-man hours. PREXY was covered with a combination of specialised geotechnical fabric, steel plates and crushed rock to protect the road surface from damage as the bridge was demolished from overhead. The superstructure of the bridge was successfully demolished ahead of program and the PREXY was reopened for public access at 5am, Monday 27 May 2019.

Royal Park Salvage (RPS) was required to manage a number of challenges on this project including:

  • 24-hour demolition works on a closed expressway for 55 hours
  • Demolition next to the live North-South motorway
  • Complex logistics and planning for efficient demolition
  • Removal of 5,000 tonnes of fill behind the RE Walls

Outcomes

Program
In order to manage the tight timeframes and re-open the road by 5:00am Monday morning, RPS undertook split shifts into day shift and night shift crews comprising of an average of 30 workers to carry out the works. Works were continuous for 55 hours until the job was complete.

Stakeholder management
RPS and Lend Lease maintained regular weekly workshop meetings with the involvement of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in the planning and procurement of this complex and high-profile demolition project for a duration of 6 weeks prior to works commencing. Communication and consultation with stakeholders was a critical component on this project as a major expressway in South Australia was being shut down to accommodate demolition works which would affect thousands of people.

Protection Of Prexy
The road was protected by laying geofabric, steel plates and topped with a 600mm thick rubble pad for plant to work on top of. The pad consisted of 1,200 tonnes and was successful in protecting the road from damage.

Work Next To Live Motorway
The new Northern Connector Bridge over the PREXY was live and in operation during the demolition of the Craig Gilbert Bridge. Traffic was within 10m of the live demolition site which posed a challenge for the demolition works. RPS successfully maintained dust suppression and no disturbance to the public motorway for the duration of the works.

Her Majesty’s Theatre Redevelopment Demolition & Civil

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Client
Hansen Yuncken

Duration
Aug 2018– June 2019

Key Deliverables

  • Complex demolition
  • Earthworks
  • Heritage facades
  • Restricted access

Project Overview

Her Majesty’s theatre has undergone a major redevelopment whilst maintaining the buildings original façade on both Grote Street and Pitt Street, to preserve the buildings history and character. The demolition works were very complex and required a large amount of planning with numerous consultants and engineers. Two of the building walls are heritage listed, this required a large amount of controls to be put in place in order to protect the facades. Due to the heritage walls and the complex design of the theatre, multiple demolition plans were created to ensure a safe demolition procedure was undertaken on site. the theatre walls were 500mm thick masonry construction and approximately 20m in height, this create multiple challenges with the building occupying the entire site boundary. Numerous heavy-duty props were installed to ensure the stability of the structure was maintained during the demolition works. Due to the heritage walls being maintained the demolition had to be undertaken in a strategic and systematic method, this entailed a combination of the long reach excavator, 25t excavator, multiple boom lifts, and over 600 hours of crane time all working together within a tight boundary.

Royal Park Salvage (RPS) was required to manage a number of challenges on this project including:

  • 2 heritage listed walls
  • Multi-storey carpark to the rear of the site
  • Multi-storey apartment complex neighbouring property
  • Complex logistics and planning for efficient demolition
  • Heavy vehicle and foot traffic
  • Sensitive vibration monitoring which required constant adaptions to be made on site
  • Site restraints including restricted access / room

Outcomes

Stakeholder management
Due the proximity of the site, constant communication was required with numerous stakeholders surrounding the site. The site was immediately surrounded by a multi-storey apartment building, a multi-storey carpark and a beauty therapist. Other notable stakeholders in close proximity included a construction site on Pitt St of a multi-storey apartment building, a pub directly across the road and the Adelaide Central Markets. All of the surrounding stakeholders required extensive communications and added various complexities to the scheduling of the works.

Protection Of Heritage Facades
Prior to RPS arriving on site, an extensive heritage façade retention system was put in place. This system had large members of structural steel both external and internal walls. During the demolition works this structural steel and the façade required extensive protection to ensure the stability of the walls was not compromised. Multiple air gaps were undertaken to ensure there was no strain put onto these walls, and many hours of manual labour were undertaken to separate the demolition works from the heritage walls

Bowden 354 Apartments – Bulk Excavations And Detailed Civil

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Client
Buildtec Construction

Duration
June 2018– April 2019

Key Deliverables

  • Bulk excavation
  • Detailed excavations
  • Restricted access
  • 63,000 tonnes of material in and out of site

Project Overview

Bowden 354 required a double level basement to be excavated boundary to boundary. Being at the later stages of the overall Bowden redevelopment there were multiple challenges in completing these works. The site was surrounded by 3 fully operations apartment complexes, 2 construction sites and Plant 4 Bowden. The pre-construction soil testing showed that there was no contamination on site, however it was noted that there may be pockets of slag from the old gas works. During excavation works RPS uncovered 20,000t of the contaminated slag throughout the site. This created logistical complications as RPS had to create numerous stockpiles throughout the site. There was a total of 80,000t with over 2000 truck movements on site.

Royal Park Salvage (RPS) was required to manage a number of challenges on this project including:

  • Multi-storey apartments along 2 of the site boundaries
  • Complex logistics and planning for efficient demolition
  • Site restraints including restricted access / room
  • Undisclosed contamination

Outcomes

Stakeholder management
With the site being located in the heart of Bowden, and this project being one of the last major developments within the newly developed area, there was a high level of stakeholder engagement required whilst undertaking these works. RPS worked in closely with BuildTec to ensure the neighbours where constantly updated on the status of our programme and to ensure there was prior notice for all major stages of works.

Limited Site Footprint
The bulk excavation works at Bowden was boundary to boundary with a total depth of 8m. To minimise disturbance to the surrounding roadways, and to allow other works to commence on site during the bulk earthworks RPS worked in with Buildtec to build internal ramps onto site. Throughout the project the ramp was maintained and relocated to work in with Buildtecs overall program. The final stage of our works was to return to site and excavate the ramp from the road. This required stringent consultation with the council and neighbouring properties.

Realm Apartments – Demolition And Civil

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Client
Maxcon Construction

Duration
September 2017– August 2018

Key Deliverables

  • Heritage façade retention
  • Demolition
  • Bulk excavation
  • Detailed excavations
  • Restricted access

Project Overview

The Realm apartments site was originally apart of the Renaissance Arcade, and was predominantly the food court area which had a large number of restaurants with kitchens etc. The buildings that were demolished formed 95% of the entire site with the perimeter walls running boundary to boundary across the site. One of the buildings that was marked for demolition had a heritage façade, RPS were engaged to design and install a façade retention system to ensure the stability of the heritage façade during demolition and construction works. The bulk excavation required RPS to excavate 12m deep, which created multiple challenges due to the close proximity of neighbouring buildings, and it was not possible to maintain a one to one batter. The civil works required regular redesigning to ensure stability of the batter design. Part of the civil scope also required RPS to work around 89 piles throughout the site, which had to be cut and demolished progressively during the excavation works, this created multiple logistical challenges for the site.

Royal Park Salvage (RPS) was required to manage a number of challenges on this project including:

  • heritage façade retention
  • Multi-storey hotel to the rear of the site
  • Complex logistics and planning for efficient demolition
  • Site restraints including restricted access / room
  • Ground water

Outcomes

Heritage Façade Retention
As part of the scope, RPS were engaged to design and construct a temporary heritage façade retention structure for one of the buildings on site. The design stage of the façade retention presented a few challenges, as the design had to consider the bulk excavation that was to commence shortly after, and to ensure the design did not clash with the structural components of the new build.

RPS had all the steel fabricated off site by RPS boilermakers. With a road closure in place RPS had 200T of steel on the road, and was delivered to site and installed straight off the back of the truck. Due to the high level of co-ordination the retention system was completed in under 6 hours.

Seacliff Developments

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Client
Seacliff Developments

Time taken
September 2017 - December 2017

Scope of Work
Demolition of an Adelaide landmark. “Cement Hill” as most locals will know the site has been vacant for a number of years. The three towering cement silos needed to be brought down to make way for a new development. The silos, six buildings with asbestos roofs, surrounding concrete building pads and the general clearing of 80,000m2 of land all needed to take place with a tight deadline. At conclusion, over 10,000t of concrete was removed from the site for recycling at ARR.

Uniqueness
The enormity of the site presented its own challenges for the project team, but having a large fleet of available trucks, enabled Royal Park Salvage to transport all of the concrete back to ARR for recycling. The three silos at over 20m high required Royal Park Salvage to bring in their long-reach excavator which safely brought the structures to the ground

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled. 95% of all waste was recycled.

Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct Upgrade Early Works – Demolition

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Client
Lend Lease

Time taken
January 17 – September 17

Scope of Work
Detailed demolition works to various areas around the site including Adelaide Casino, Railway Station, Adelaide Festival Theatre, and the Intercontinental Hotel, to make way for the new precinct and Sky City casino expansion. Works started with the removal of a large cable stayed foot bridge(40 + metres) which required detailed separation works and extensive engineered solutions to enable safe works.

Uniqueness
Most works required engineered methodologies established by Royal Park Salvage and third party engineers. Engineered protection was required to surrounding structures that needed to remain untouched. Three fully operational loading docks continued to operate whilst works took place. Scheduling works to minimise noise associated with the Intercontinental Hotel and events at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled. 98% of all waste was recycled.

228 – 230 North Tce, Adelaide – Urbanest

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Client
Built Environs

Time taken
July 2016 – November 2016

Scope of Work
Demolition of 2 buildings on North Tce, Adelaide (eight and seven storey building ) to make way for a new multi-level student accommodation.

Uniqueness
Due to a very tight program, Royal Park Salvage was required to undertake split shifts with over 80 personnel inducted on site to complete the project on time. Friable asbestos pipe lagging in multiple areas over the eight levels was safely removed due to RPS developing an efficient methodology approved by the client, the environmental hygienist and SafeWork SA which enabled RPS to remove all the pipe lagging efficiently, and still allowing other demolition works to occur simultaneously throughout the two buildings.

The two buildings occupied the entire site (boundary to boundary) while the façade on both sides of the building had to be scaffolded to encapsulate the demolition works. On either side of the demolition site heritage listed buildings required RPS to engage a sub-contractor to supply multiple vibration monitors to allow RPS to monitor how, or if the demolition works were effecting the heritage buildings. Tight access meant that RPS had to regularly liaise with the neighbouring properties and the Adelaide City Council to gain approvals for various stages of the works, with all internal works being scheduled and completed to enable a partial road closure on North Tce enabling demolition works to commence. The site was so confined that engineered scaffolding was designed to cantilever over the neighbouring heritage building allowing demolition works to occur without endangering the neighbouring property.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken back to Adelaide Resource Recovery and approximately 90% of this has being recycled.

Flinders University

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Client
Lend Lease

Time taken
November 2014 – 2016

Scope of Work
Precise mechanical demolition works, including but not limited to 1000m2 of buildings, 200m2 of a suspended building between 2 buildings which were to remain, 1000m2 of suspended slabs over 2 levels, and 500 linear metres of large concrete retaining walls. Internal demolition works to 5,000m2 of the university’s buildings.

Uniqueness
The scope of works was required to be undertaken during the university holidays, with the working hours restricted. Additional staff were put on the project to ensure we met the required time frames.

The suspended building (level 2) was positioned above the level 1 stairwell which was not to be damaged and the Royal Park Salvage specialist 47T Long Reach excavator was delivered to site for this specific task. The excavator has a large concrete crushing attachment which pulverizes the concrete into dust, therefore mitigating potential damage to the levels below from falling debris.

Recycling
All waste from the project is being taken back to Adelaide Resource Recovery and approximately 90% of this has been recycled to date.

Torrens North South Corridor

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Client
Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure

Time taken
November 2013 – 2016

Background
Adelaide's north-south transport corridor is the major route for north and south bound traffic including freight vehicles running between Gawler and Old Noarlunga, a distance of 78 kilometres.

This stretch of road provides a series of strategic free-flowing road links connecting the rapidly expanding industrial and residential growth areas in the north and the south, providing new opportunities for economic development.

When reviewing the projected growth of this transport corridor, the South Australian Government realised that the roadway would not be capable of handling both the volume and size of this traffic. As such, in addition to the funds allocated from the State Budget, it sought additional funding from the Federal Government to upgrade the route by creating a dedicated non-stop North-South Corridor, which were granted.

By mid 2014 almost 50km of the North-South Corridor was completed. New road links have been built between Gawler and Port Wakefield Road (Northern Expressway), Regency Road and to the Port River Expressway and between Bedford Park and Old Noarlunga (Southern Expressway Duplication). Traffic flow along and across the route has also improved with the building of Gallipoli Underpass and the Glenelg Tram Overpass.

Once completed, the 78 kilometre corridor will comprise of the following road links:

  • Northern Expressway from Gawler to Port Wakefield Road (complete)
  • A future Northern Connector from Port Wakefield Road to the Port River Expressway
  • South Road from Port River Expressway to the Southern Expressway
  • Southern Expressway from Darlington to Old Noarlunga

Scope
Demolition, asbestos removal and clearing the sites of various properties along South Rd, between Torrens Road and the Torrens River.

The demolition scope was undertaken in various packages which included 115 properties - both commercial and domestic properties.

Uniqueness
Restricted access.

Demolition of a large warehouse with the wall sharing a boundary with the rail corridor. Royal Park Salvage worked in conjunction with DPTI and the railway co-ordinators to ensure safe demolition without affecting train schedules. The shed had 5000m2 of asbestos deep 6 roofing, that required removal under current regulations.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

Adelaide Convention Centre Redevelopment

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Client: Lend Lease
Architects: Woods Bagot

Timings
Early 2013 – April 2015

Background
The Adelaide Convention Centre, built in 1987, was the first purpose-built convention centre in Australia.

By 2013, the Centre had outgrown its current space and also required a refresh in certain areas. As such, an extensive two year redevelopment was undertaken, all while the Convention Centre was still trading.

Scope of Work
Royal Park Salvage was engaged to undertake both demolition and civil work.

Demolition
Royal Park Salvage removed the existing building structures and replaced them with new structures as directed by the architects, Woods Bagot.

In order to minimise the interruption to conferences / events, time restrictions were imposed around this work which Royal Park Salvage worked to.

Temporary hoarding and access ways were constructed by Royal Park Salvage to separate the demolition zone from working areas within the Convention Centre.

Also, as the Convention Centre is (partially) located above the Railway Station, work in certain instances, had to be managed with live railway tracks underneath, necessitating the need for additional safety management and supervision.

Specific demolition work undertaken included the following :

  • Removing one side of the original structure in order to extend the facility.
  • Removing the western façade of the Convention Centre and the stair exhaust towers.
  • Cool rooms, the kitchen and food preparation areas were all removed
  • Slab penetrations were undertaken to allow for new stairwells and escalators.

Recycling
All concreted and demolition waste from this building site was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery and 90% of this was recycled.

Civil
Royal Park Salvage performed the civil works which consisted of a state of the art design incorporating the new building structure and the surrounding environment. Several features were included in the design such as weight saving technology instead of reinforced concrete over the existing Montefiore Road Bridge. All works were undertaken while a live railway corridor was maintained underneath and the presence of high voltage cables running directly through the construction area, providing power for Adelaide Oval and the Festival Theatre. The civil design included several engineered retaining walls with architectural curves and angles to match the new building structure and 400 square meters of coloured exposed aggregate concrete at the main western entrance of the Convention Centre.

Parks Community Centre

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Client: Built Environs
Timings: Mid to late 2013 - end 2014

Background
Early 2013 – April 2015 On 26 May 2012 the State Government announced it would provide $28.7 million to redevelop The Parks Community Centre, to transform it into a sport and community hub for future generations.

The project was based around refocusing the facility to be a community asset and ensuring that both recreational and community services continued to be provided.

The new facilities to be built included:

  • An upgraded Sports Centre incorporating a new indoor swim centre with two pools and children's splash pad, refurbished indoor recreation centre, gym and fitness centre together with a new main entry and café.
  • A new Public Plaza incorporating playground.
  • Refurbished theatres.
  • A refurbished and extended Children's Centre.
  • Development of 6.84 hectares of open space including two new soccer pitches (one natural turf and the other artificial) with associated facilities.
  • Development of a new Health and SA Dental facility.

After an extensive tender process, Royal Park Salvage was awarded the demolition contract for this job, which began in April 2013 and was completed by December 2014.

Demolition
The scope of work for this demolition was divided up into two stages.

Stage 1

  • Friable and non friable asbestos was removed according to current regulations and procedures
  • Internal strip out of old swimming centre and changing rooms
  • Demolition of the indoor pool whilst maintaining the building structure above the pool.
  • Certified level 1 backfill and compaction of the pool areas to allow for new building construction.
  • Backfilling of the basement with recycled pm 2/20 rubble in 200mm layers under level 1 supervision - building the ground back up to required height.
  • Site clearing; bitumen, pavement and trees from the site to allow for the new building construction.

Stage 2
This included demolition of 2 x three storey buildings. The process (order) of work for these demolitions was:

  • Removal of the asbestos vinyl tiles, eaves lining and cladding, for which Royal Park Salvage received a clearance certificate from an independent assessor.
  • Strip out all of the remaining furniture, carpet, windows, skirting boards and ceilings in readiness for machine demolition. Removing these materials using the bobcat and manual labour produces cleaner segregated waste loads and enables a cleaner recycled product to be produced.
  • Removal of the roof sheets, (using an excavator), demolishing and loading out the external non structural walls to reduce the overall height of the building. The suspended concrete slabs were post tensioned, requiring the cables to be released under a controlled environment. Once the structure was brought down to ground level the concrete was then broken up and transported offsite for recycling.
  • A toilet block and a single storey office building were also demolished using the above listed process.

Uniqueness
The scope of work included demolishing a building that shared a wall with a building that was to be retained. As such, the adjoining wall was saw cut and then demolished by hand. The roof was removed to create a physical separation between buildings. The building marked for demolition was then demolished accordingly.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
Approximately 90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

Adelaide Airport

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Client: Adelaide Airport

Brief
Remove the Qantas Food Preparation Building and undertake the civil works required to prepare the area for use as a long term car park.

To accommodate the requirements for an additional long term car park at Adelaide Airport, Qantas was required to relocate their food preparation building.

Due to our specialist skills in asbestos removal, (the cool rooms within the building had asbestos lining throughout) and our ability to complete the civil works, Royal Park Salvage were engaged to manage the entire demolition and civil works process.

Given the presence of asbestos, an internal strip out of the building was undertaken to ensure the building was safe prior to machine demolition. The asbestos was then carefully loaded for removal inside the building, to ensure no debris or dust entered the flight path, as no changes to the flight schedule were made to accommodate this work.

The demolition element of this project was managed at such a rate that would continue to ensure dust and debris did not impinge airport airspace.

The corner of the building to be demolished also housed a live electrical transformer that supplied the control tower, so the Royal Park Salvage team needed to provide extra care and safety for every facet of this demolition.

Once the building was safely removed, recycled rubble from Adelaide Resource Recovery was bought in and used to lay the foundation for the car park base. The site was then compacted with certified back fill.

All waste from the project was taken back to Adelaide Resource Recovery and approximately 90% of this was recycled.

Ross Smith Secondary School

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Address: 201 Hampstead Road, Northfield

Client: CIC Northgate

Timings: July - Decemeber 2014

Background
Royal Park Salvage were awarded the contract to clear the former Ross Smith Secondary School site, to make way for a $20 million development by CIC Australia, which in conjunction with Renewal SA will see a new childcare centre, 250 new homes, wetlands, parks and other recreation areas built across an 11 ha site. This is an extension of the existing Lightsview Housing Development, also developed by CIC Australia.

Brief
Clear the existing site for the extension of the Lightsview Housing Development.

Scope of Work

Demolished:

  • 2 story 800 sqm building
  • Gymnasium
  • 4 single story buildings

  • 2 story 800 sqm building
  • Removed all asbestos, some of which was found as footings formwork which is not a common construction method and required additional expertise and supervision to safely manage
  • Cleared the site and prepared it for Civil works

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

RAAF Site

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Scope of Work
Strip out : Ceiling and wall demolition – around offices that were still operational, required additional care and monitoring as to not disrupt RAAF employees

Uniqueness

  • Royal Park Salvage needed authorisation to work on a RAAF base and high level security passes were obtained for relevant Royal Park Salvage workers.
  • Police clearances were also required for all Royal Park Salvage workers.
  • Careful management of Royal Park Salvage staff and the demolition process was required to enable RAAF operations to continue unhindered.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
Approximately 90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

Tonsley Park (2012 ongoing)

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Demolition
Demolition and remediation of the former Mitsubishi Motors site began in Mid 2012. Initially, 49,400m2 of asbestos deep 6 cladding was safely removed followed by the complete demolition of a 26,940m2 building (the former main car assembly manufacturing plant). Asbestos and demolition removal was completed in 2014. In total, 17,000t of concrete was removed and sent to Adelaide Resource Recovery for recycling in to a range of quarry materials.

Civil and Construction
A 190m structural steel architectural retaining wall was constructed and over 4m high created many challenges that were met by RPS including the need to drill into solid rock to provide the necessary structural supports.

Construction of stage 1 access roads including sewer, stormwater, potable and non-potable water was completed between early 2014 and December 2014. This involved the installation of over 2km of pipe work.

14,000m2 of building base preps were constructed for buildings including SIEC (Sustainable Industries Education Centre) and other tenancies. This involved removal of existing concrete from the old Mitsubishi factory, recompacting of subgrade and importing ARR recycled rubble to provide the stable base upon which building could take place.

Tonsley Park is now operational serving as a valuable educational resource in SA

Walkerville 2013

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Demolition
During early 2013 Royal Park Salvage performed a complete internal strip out of the old 9 story Department of Transport building including the removal of 3,000m2 of friable asbestos, façade and all other non-structural elements.

Construction
Construction of structural shear walls involved forming, steel fixing and pouring concrete walls on each level in all four corners of the building.

Daveron Park Shopping Centre 2013

Friable Asbestos Removal

At the Daveron Park Shopping centre Royal Park Salvage undertook removal of friable asbestos which had been used as fireproofing along the full length of a 40m steel beam located in the ceiling space. The removal was complicated by the necessity for the continued operation of the shopping centre. The construction of hoardings and some minor demolition was required to enable works to be undertaken in a safe environment. Working from scaffolding the asbestos was removed without incident and clearance was given by an independent occupational hygienist, whilst the shopping centre continued to trade.