EXPANSION OF ICONIC MELBOURNE SHOPPING CENTRE
MPN deliver a full suite of structural design and engineering services for the latest major expansion of this luxurious shopping destination located in one of the most affluent suburbs of Melbourne.The Centre is now home to over 430 stores including two department stores, two supermarkets, two discount department stores, a 9 screen cinema complex and a two level dining precinct.
KEY PROJECT DETAILS
Whilst the majority of the extension was new construction, large parts of the existing structure were retained and strengthened to suit their new functions. The conversion of car parking floors to retail, the addition of extra floors and new mall configurations along with new skylights were all notable. Where altered, the existing structures were strengthened to comply with the latest Earthquake Code requirements.
MPN worked with the structural steel detailer during the final design phase to collaboratively devise fabrication details that reduced fabrication times and providing significant labour cost and time savings.