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Chadstone Shopping Centre

Up to 70,000 visitors flock daily to Australia's largest shopping centre which is now completely covered by a gigantic glass roof – the result of an expansion project. Work was carried out while the centre remained opened for daily business; the schedule for the entire construction project was extremely short.
The undulating glass roof provides Australia's largest shopping centre with a very distinctive design feature. The unique configuration has already attracted a lot of attention.
PERI Australia supported the scaffolding contractor with a comprehensive planning solution for the up to 20 m high load-bearing shoring and working scaffold up to 85 m long. Thanks to the lightweight system components, the scaffolding could be erected and dismantled without a crane – so that the restricted crane availability did not jeopardize the scheduled completion date.
The PERI UP Flex Modular Scaffolding was adapted to suit the complex-shaped glass roof structure: all working areas could be easily and safely reached while every load transfer was optimally planned.
All working levels could be completely covered with PERI UP Flex while the flat and even work areas were free of any tripping hazards.

Project data

Location: Melbourne, Australia

  • Largest shopping centre in Australia with approx. 70,000 visitors daily
  • Realization of a complex undulating steel-glass roof construction as part of a shopping centre 34,000 m² expansion project to reach a total area of 212,000 m²

Requirements

  • Planning and provision of a shoring and working scaffold solution for supporting a roof construction as well as for the assembly of all glass segments
  • Minimization of crane utilization as only one crane was available for all work operations
  • High level of safety due to execution of all work while the shopping centre remained open for business throughout
  • Short construction time with a fixed re-opening date for the Chadstone Shopping Centre

Customer

Nomad Scaffold, Melbourne, Australia

Customer's benefit

  • Excellently adapted shoring construction for the loads to be transferred and complex geometries
  • Optimal access to all working areas thanks to the high flexibility of the scaffolding in terms of geometrical adjustment at any height and all curved shapes
  • Assembly possibility with a crane through the low weight of the system components; parallel work of several trades with minimized crane use
  • Safe to use during assembly as well as during utilization

 

A portrait of Alan Watt, Site Supervisor, Nomad Scaffold, Melbourne, Australia
Alan Watt
Supervisor

Being in the industry for many years, I found the PERI UP Flex system to be the most adaptable and versatile system that I've used, with multiple sizes of a deck, ledgers and accessories. Working at such heights with limited crane access for moving material was enhanced by the lighter weight components and better deck-to-ledger connections. In addition, the accessories ensured a high level of operational flexibility.

Gary Carlisle
Director Nomad Scaffold

PERI UP is the lightest and most versatile system we have ever used. The scaffolding proved to be a valuable asset for dealing with the cantilevers as well as poorly accessible and narrow working areas in this difficult project.

PERI solution

  • Comprehensive planning of the scaffolding solution as shoring and working scaffolds for the erection of a complex undulating steel construction and assembly of the glass panels
  • Scaffold construction on 3 to 4 levels up to 20 m high and 85 m long, partly with wide bridging as well as cantilevers
  • Even working areas without any gaps