- Being a high density development on a constrained site, keen attention to maximising parking, while minimising basement depth and cost was required. To this end, an elegant solution was found where the parking levels were split between the front and back of the site. This split allowed ideal minimisation of the ramp impact, as well as meaning that the depth of excavation was reduced for half the site, compared to a typical single level basement.
Edition Como is a new six storey residential/mixed-use development at 87 Robert Street in Como, comprising of 23 one, two and three bedroom apartments with undercroft and basement car parking.
Parcel Property engaged Pritchard Francis to provide civil and structural engineering consultancy services for the project. The scope involved civil and structural design, documentation and site administration during construction including associated pavement and stormwater drainage works.
Careful coordination between the architect and structural engineer prior to the submission of Development allowed this six storey building to be built with minimal transfer structure, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as minimising the carbon footprint of the development. The achievement was the result of a combination of careful collaboration between car parking column set out and apartment arrangement above, combined with using the Concrete AFS walls for the dual purpose of acting as a deep beam transfer structure.