CDW Studios Myer Centre Fitout

SHAPE was engaged by CBRE and Starhill Global REIT to undertake a new fitout for CDW Studios on level 4 of the Myer Centre in Adelaide.

Client:
Starhill Global REIT, CDW Studios

Designer:
Brown Falconer, WSP, Mlei

Client Project Manager:
CBRE

Delivery Model:
Lump Sum

Location:
Adelaide, SA

Duration:
15 weeks

SHAPE was engaged by CBRE and Starhill Global REIT to undertake a new fitout for CDW Studios on level 4 of the Myer Centre in Adelaide. Whilst the works were underway, SHAPE was engaged to undertake additional de-fit works on Level 5 which was run concurrently.

CDW Studios provides courses on visual effects and entertainment design. They have a unique setup by being an educational space-based within a live shopping centre area. The fitout included a striking feature exposed ceiling and paint finishes that span the concrete flooring and walls. A considerable amount of AV/IT integration took place to facilitate the client’s high-tech education needs, and an entirely new mechanical system was installed which required careful sequencing of isolations.

To expand the footprint of level 4, a void infill was undertaken which proved to be a challenging scope of works due to its location over a live popular shopping space. Due to the level of risk, certain scopes of work were undertaken out of working hours (on a 24-hour schedule) to eliminate safety risk to the public and to meet the programme requirements.

Steel was craned into the building by a neighbouring laneway and the team utilised a spider crane to lift yet another spider crane into the space in order to carefully crane the required steel into the tight location. A cantilevered scaffold was built over the live void in order to maintain safety for both the trades and for patrons of the Myer Centre.

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