123 Scott Street Apartments


123 Scott Street Apartments
Newcastle East, NSW


Boardcross Australia Pty Ltd

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised the folllowing:

  • Construction of a new 10 storey apartment building including carparking and ground floor commercial premises
  • Retention of existing heritage facade

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Convict mine workings were discovered during grout injection of piles
  • Variable founding depths due to convict workings required detailed pile assessment with geotechnical engineers
  • Provision for temporary support systems to heritage façade whilst constructing new concrete frame and suspended floors to provide new lateral façade support

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on reinforced concrete grout injected piles
  • Reinforced concrete pile caps, ground slabs, footings and tie beams
  • Conventionally reinforced concrete columns, shear walls, cores and stairs
  • Post-tension suspended concrete systems
  • Heritage façade retention using existing supports and new structure
  • Precast concrete loadbearing cladding panels

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design using conventional reinforced concrete shear wall and core systems
  • Staged façade support design methods used
  • Footing and pile cap foundation analysis and design
  • Reinforced concrete column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Suspended concrete upper level slab and beam designs using post tension systems
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design

Project Type

Existing Building Demolition
Façade Retention
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of founding conditions and convict mine workings discovered
  • Assessment of existing heritage façade and retention methods required
  • Structural Engineering Design and Documentation
  • Design Workshops and Project Meetings
  • Design Coordination with all Consultants, Client and Principal Contractor
  • Safety in Design / Environmental Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Site Inspections, RFIs, Shop Drawing Reviews

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