- Client: Amcor Flexibles Ltd
- Structure, architectural, geotechnical, planning, surveying, environmental & civil design and contract administration: Eliot Sinclair & Partners Ltd
- Contractor: Calder Stewart Construction
- Size: 1260m2
- Height: 15m at apex, single level.
Working closely with Amcor Flexibles, the Eliot Sinclair team, acting as lead consultant, provided the architectural, structural, geotechnical, planning, surveying, environmental & civil design services for the factory extension which was purpose built to house three new 13m high specialist items of processing plant. Eliot Sinclair also provided consent, tender and construction contract administration services for the project.
The project also included the seismic strengthening of part of the existing factory and undertaking structural modifications to significant items of existing plant structure to enable reuse within the building extension. To meet Amcor’s operating programme, the project was designed, documented, consented and constructed within six months. To add to the complexity, the construction work was carried out within an operating factory environment.
The construction comprises shallow concrete foundations supporting ground floor slab, precast concrete wall panels up to 10m high, structural steel portal frames and steel roof structure.