Lee Wharf Honeysuckle Development


Lee Wharf Honeysuckle Development
Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW


Stronach & Richard Crookes Constructions

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • 5 x multi-level structures over two sites, ranging from 4 to 8 storeys above finished ground level
  • Single level underground basement carpark for approximately 250 vehicles split over 2 sites.

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved

  • High Mine Subsidence Design Parameters
  • Increased Earthquake Design requirements due to deep soft soils
  • High water table causing hydrostatic uplift pressures on the building
  • High lateral wind forces due to coastal exposure
  • High corrosivity due to coastal exposure

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on steel screw piles
  • Continuously reinforced basement slabs
  • Precast Concrete basement perimeter walls
  • Post-tension suspended concrete systems
  • Structural steel framed roof and awnings

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Footing and pile foundation design using steel screw piles
  • Conventionally reinforced basement slab design for mine subsidence and hydrostatic uplift pressures
  • Suspended concrete upper level slab and beam designs using post tension systems
  • Structural steel column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design

Project Type

New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of deep soils and mine subsidence
  • 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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