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Indian Ocean Suites, Port Hedland

Structural Engineering

Project Type / Category
Multi Residential
Architect
Doepel Marsh Architects
Contractor
Jaxon Construction
Project Value
$50M
Project Location
No 44 Counihand Street, Pretty Pool, Port Hedland, Western Australia
Project Completion
January 2013
Value Engineering Solution
  • Pre-fabricated precast construction.
  • Impact resistant cyclonic design.
Unique Design Items
  • Innovative podium design.
  • First basement car park in Port Hedland.
Awards
  • Master Builders Association - 2014 Building Excellence Awards Kimberley and Pilbara - Multi Residential Developments over $ 10,500,000 - Winner

The Indian Ocean Suites development is a landmark multi residential development for the Port Hedland region. With seven multi storey apartments up to five storeys high, the development required an in depth analysis for stability under cyclonic and earthquake conditions. 

The site includes a 4,000sqm basement car park, which required innovative solutions to control stormwater drainage and flood analysis to provide protection in case of storm events. 

The regional location meant that a number of precast and prefabricated elements were used to minimise cost and maximise construction speed.

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