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Retail Complex and Restaurant Over Victorian Aquarium

Retail Complex and Restaurant Over Victorian Aquarium


The Project
Construction of a new retail and restaurant complex, including tenant fit-outs, over a Grade II Victorian Aquarium in daily commercial use in a large coastal town.

The Challenge
Build a single storey structure to the lower and mid-terraces, and a basement and three storey construction to the East below high water level, using structural steelwork, pre-cast floors, aluminium shopfronts and a Terne coated stainless steel roof.

Strengthen the existing Grade II building with additional beams spanning the occupied shark pool.

Ensure sharks, fish and other sea life were not adversely affected by either noise frequencies or vibration (to which they are extremely sensitive). To achieve this we set strict criteria for the demolition and remedial works and used sound and vibration monitors connected to computers with internet connections for off-site monitoring during the progress of the works.

The Delivery
All works were carried out to the satisfaction of the Client, owners of the Aquarium and Conservation organisations.
We also negotiated a satisfactory financial resolution between the Client and the Main Contractor for work required in remedying defects to the supplied stainless steel roof.