PROJECTS /FRESHWATER POINT
Project Freshwater Point
Location Broadbeach Waters
Project Engineer Clive Cowdell/Ross Keene
Freshwater point is positioned in the heart of Broadbeach and neighbours Jupiters Casino and The Gold Coast Convention Centre. The development boasts approximately two hundred and sixty units in total across three buildings from four to ten storeys in height. The resorts facilities include outdoor heated pool, children's wading pool, sauna, spa, steam room, gym, fishing jetty, café and meeting/function rooms.
Westera Partners were engaged by the client to provide Civil and Structural Engineering Services to this project. The buildings sit over a double height basement that pushes well into the surrounding water-table. Tension ground anchors were required to resist the large hydrostatic forces associated with this aspect. Precast walls and columns were adopted to support the reinforced concrete slabs to assist in reducing the very tight time frame given to construct the building. These precast elements were constructed off site and were trucked and stock-piled on site ready to be lifted into place after each deck pour. The modern architectural design required large cantilevered slab elements that can be viewed from all elevations.
Freshwater point was delivered to the client on time and within budget. The construction techniques adopted by the builder were very efficient and resulted in the building being the "talk of the town" at the time, with reference to the construction speed.