Transforming Perth’s most well-known street
In September 2010, we commenced works on a major transformation to Perth’s most well-known street, St Georges Terrace.
The works for the City of Perth, in the heart of the CBD reduced vehicular traffic lanes from three to two between William and Barrack Streets.
The objective of the streetscape upgrade was to create a sense of arrival in the city centre, where the emphasis is moved from through traffic to a pedestrian friendly environment.
‘Pinch points’ in the pedestrian areas will be eliminated by repositioning bus shelters and businesses with wide forecourts were encouraged to introduce more sitting and al fresco opportunities.
The project included the following works;
- demolition of exiting road (three lanes - 350 metres long per carriageway)
- demolition of existing light poles, bus shelters, and street furniture
- removal or relocation of trees, removal and recycle of 4200 sqm of old paving
- removal of existing road pavement and unsuitable materials
- reconstruction of two lanes - 350 metres long per carriageway of thicklift asphalt pavement and sub base pavement
- relocation of existing services and installation of new services (water, power, gas and telecommunications)
- earthworks and piling works
- landscaping works with extensive planting and street furniture
- installation of new stormwater drainage, street lighting, traffic signals
- installation of structural concrete (fibre reinforced structural concrete pavement)
- installation of high quality granite paving (over 4000 sqm) and granite kerbing.
Winner 2012 Masters Builders Western Australia Excellence in Construction Award - Best Civil Engineering Works