The first stage of the Project consisted of the demolition and re‐build of the Murray St Mall end of Carillon Arcade. Protection and full separation of public and operating tenancies were critical.
Initial works included demolishing the ground floor slab and re-instating at a lower level to increase ceiling heights. This also included integrating new concrete slabs, block walls, escalator pits, and two new escalators, lifts and a new high-end façade with backlighting and display areas. It also included all services within the new ‘Top Shop’ 6000m2 tenancy that was created along with maintaining the existing working centre systems.
Credentia were also engaged to carry out works to the Hay St end of the Mall which included the removal of the existing 4 escalators feeding the lower foodcourts and the upper mall, and replacing them with 3 new escalators and re-finishing the food court area as well as completing new terrazzo floor & wall finishes to the entire Hay St mall level.
While the site access was highly restricted by having Perth’s main pedestrian malls either side, heavy demolition, concrete pours and craning works were carried out in the night and early morning shifts. The greater majority of the re-build works were carried out during normal operating hours and with all surrounding stores trading as usual in a retail mall and Food Court that enjoys foot traffic of up to 22 million a year.