Building from the basement up – Construction Update

Jude on site holding Rainbow coloured umbrella

Excavation at the Pride Centre is underway, with the team working to create the cavity for basement level. During this process over 6000 cubic metres of earth will be removed and the sides of the walls reinforced and prepared for the pouring of the basement’s foundation.

Pilling around the perimeter of the building is almost complete with the 122 piles poured and cemented. It has been a challenging month with the team hitting rock, causing a slight delay in the works program but nothing the expert team at Hansen Yuncken hasn’t dealt with before.

The basement level starts to bring to life the practical vision of a safe and welcoming place. Spanning around 1074 square metre’s the car park will house over 25 carparks, 20 of these will be public access parking which forms part of our agreement with the City of Port Phillip. In addition there will be spaces for motorbikes. A bike rack will be installed to ensure we are encouraging visitors to take the healthy and sustainable option to the Centre, where they can.

The basement forms part of the Pride Centre’s accessibility and sustainability plan. It will house a large scale water tank that will be used to maintain the surrounding flora and go to reducing our environmental footprint, along with solar panels on the roof and other green star initiatives throughout the building.

By the end of August excavation will be completed and our aptly name Love crane will be on site and lite up like a rainbow.

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