George & York

Fife Capital

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The four-storey George Street retail (and heritage) frontage will link to the 32-storey residential tower. Given the height and position of the tower (partially above two heritage buildings), the development requires significant excavation.

A key design and construction challenge will be to excavate beneath the heritage buildings. To add to the complexity, there are also five operational rail tunnels parallel to York St. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Calibre will audit the existing tunnels/rail easements to assess how the construction and excavation will impact the tunnels.

As the site is within a known fault zone, our team has relied on their expertise in complex basement excavation methodologies to address the design challenges.

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The four-storey George Street retail (and heritage) frontage will link to the 32-storey residential tower. Given the height and position of the tower (partially above two heritage buildings), the development requires significant excavation.

A key design and construction challenge will be to excavate beneath the heritage buildings. To add to the complexity, there are also five operational rail tunnels parallel to York St. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Calibre will audit the existing tunnels/rail easements to assess how the construction and excavation will impact the tunnels.

As the site is within a known fault zone, our team has relied on their expertise in complex basement excavation methodologies to address the design challenges.


Calibre have taken an extremely balanced approach to the structural design of the York and George tower. Their deep understanding of the project's constraints and ambition has been instrumental in reaching the site's full development potential.

Gareth Sneade, (former) Investment & Development Manager, Fife Capital

Business:

Calibre

Key Services:

Specialist Services:

  • Basement Development
  • Basement Excavation

Contact

Mark Woodwell

+61 2 9004 8855
Mark.Woodwell@calibregroup.com

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