August 2018 Updates
Only a short update for August. There were some temporary footpath closures along George Street. The commercial tower is growing quickly and being covered in lots of glass now.
Updates from Bernard…
7 August -
- cranes and core have climbed again. Getting pretty high (above my height, pretty close to the top of the hotel)
- new steel columns & beams going on for the next floor
- lots of material (windows, ducting, cable) visible stockpiled on various floors. I expect internal fitout is proceeding quickly behind the glazing that has been fitted
- formwork in place for another floor, nearly level with the top of the core. I expect a climbing formwork for the core will arrive in the next week or so
21 August -
- core is now well above my floor
- plenty of windows stockpiled ready for installation
- looks like possibly another crane base on top of the podium near the res tower
- res tower has climbed another floor. Looks like formwork is being placed for the last walls/columns to bring it all up level with the existing core. After this, they might do a climbing formwork for the whole thing
30 August -
Climbing formwork being assembled for the res tower.
July 2018 Updates
There has been some solid, visible progress on the residential tower in July. The W Hotel is old news now and the commercial tower is climbing higher and higher. It's interesting to see that the commercial tower windows are being placed as it is built up, unlike what happened with W Hotel where windows were installed significantly later. There was a police presence on the site one of the days too, though I am not sure why.
Here's an update from a source on site…
- Residential Tower is under construction
- 82 level residential tower with 2 pools and recreational areas.
- The completion is planned in October 2021.
- There are significant challenges in relation to aviation safety, but there is a plan in place for this.
- The sales suite is being constructed at the moment and is located in the retail tenancy on level 1 and 2 on the corner of George and Adelaide (within the retail tenancy).
- It is a whole building jump lending to faster construction.
June 2018 Updates
June has finally seen the opening of the W Hotel. Though I've not been invited to have a look inside I did see some photos floating around that showed that the hotel is quite nice inside.
Prior to the opening there were window cleaners dusting off those curved windows.
I took a stroll down to the building and had a look inside. It certainly is impressive. I can't wait to see the rest of the public floors to be completed.
Most of the retail areas have coming soon billboards covering them with an great selection of shops coming. The huge advertising screens inside are already set up and well are huge!
May 2018 Updates
May saw the announcement
of residential tower construction starting next month. The site overall has been progressing at a steady pace.
The commercial tower is rising up and more glasswork is visible around the bottom now.
Around the other side of the building the finishing touches on the support columns were being added and lots of work happening to finishing off the lower floors.
The entrance to the W Hotel was looking like it would be ready for the opening.
The W logo took several days to get in place and lit up. The final lighting seems to include a coloured light strip along the edge of the white cladding, it's a nice effect.
Even at the end of the month and with the June 1st opening looming closer there were obvious bits of finishing work left to do. Not all of the windows have been installed on the North Quay side of the hotel where a crane was installed throughout the construction. There was also some kind of work left to do on the roof (it can be seen from Victoria bridge that something is just not completed there) and no doubt all throughout the hotel. I've reached out to Multiplex to ask for updates but received no response.
The footpath on the George Street side was closed for a period in May while the bottom entrance areas were completed ahead of the W Hotel opening.