Recent Projects

Flinders University (Ongoing)

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Client
Lend Lease

Time taken
November 2014 – Current (on going)

Scope of Work
Precise mechanical demolition works, including but not limited to 1000m2 of buildings, 200m2 of a suspended building between 2 buildings which were to remain, 1000m2 of suspended slabs over 2 levels, and 500 linear metres of large concrete retaining walls. Internal demolition works to 5,000m2 of the university’s buildings.

Uniqueness
The scope of works was required to be undertaken during the university holidays, with the working hours restricted. Additional staff were put on the project to ensure we met the required time frames.

The suspended building (level 2) was positioned above the level 1 stairwell which was not to be damaged and the Royal Park Salvage specialist 47T Long Reach excavator was delivered to site for this specific task. The excavator has a large concrete crushing attachment which pulverizes the concrete into dust, therefore mitigating potential damage to the levels below from falling debris.

Recycling
All waste from the project is being taken back to Adelaide Resource Recovery and approximately 90% of this has been recycled to date.

Torrens North South Corridor (Ongoing)

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Client
Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure

Time taken
November 2013 – Current (on going)

Background
Adelaide's north-south transport corridor is the major route for north and south bound traffic including freight vehicles running between Gawler and Old Noarlunga, a distance of 78 kilometres.

This stretch of road provides a series of strategic free-flowing road links connecting the rapidly expanding industrial and residential growth areas in the north and the south, providing new opportunities for economic development.

When reviewing the projected growth of this transport corridor, the South Australian Government realised that the roadway would not be capable of handling both the volume and size of this traffic. As such, in addition to the funds allocated from the State Budget, it sought additional funding from the Federal Government to upgrade the route by creating a dedicated non-stop North-South Corridor, which were granted.

By mid 2014 almost 50km of the North-South Corridor was completed. New road links have been built between Gawler and Port Wakefield Road (Northern Expressway), Regency Road and to the Port River Expressway and between Bedford Park and Old Noarlunga (Southern Expressway Duplication). Traffic flow along and across the route has also improved with the building of Gallipoli Underpass and the Glenelg Tram Overpass.

Once completed, the 78 kilometre corridor will comprise of the following road links:

  • Northern Expressway from Gawler to Port Wakefield Road (complete)
  • A future Northern Connector from Port Wakefield Road to the Port River Expressway
  • South Road from Port River Expressway to the Southern Expressway
  • Southern Expressway from Darlington to Old Noarlunga

Scope
Demolition, asbestos removal and clearing the sites of various properties along South Rd, between Torrens Road and the Torrens River.

The demolition scope was undertaken in various packages which included 115 properties - both commercial and domestic properties.

Uniqueness
Restricted access.

Demolition of a large warehouse with the wall sharing a boundary with the rail corridor. Royal Park Salvage worked in conjunction with DPTI and the railway co-ordinators to ensure safe demolition without affecting train schedules. The shed had 5000m2 of asbestos deep 6 roofing, that required removal under current regulations.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

Adelaide Convention Centre Redevelopment

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Client: Lend Lease
Architects: Woods Bagot

Timings
Early 2013 – April 2015

Background
The Adelaide Convention Centre, built in 1987, was the first purpose-built convention centre in Australia.

By 2013, the Centre had outgrown its current space and also required a refresh in certain areas. As such, an extensive two year redevelopment was undertaken, all while the Convention Centre was still trading.

Scope of Work
Royal Park Salvage was engaged to undertake both demolition and civil work.

Demolition
Royal Park Salvage removed the existing building structures and replaced them with new structures as directed by the architects, Woods Bagot.

In order to minimise the interruption to conferences / events, time restrictions were imposed around this work which Royal Park Salvage worked to.

Temporary hoarding and access ways were constructed by Royal Park Salvage to separate the demolition zone from working areas within the Convention Centre.

Also, as the Convention Centre is (partially) located above the Railway Station, work in certain instances, had to be managed with live railway tracks underneath, necessitating the need for additional safety management and supervision.

Specific demolition work undertaken included the following :

  • Removing one side of the original structure in order to extend the facility.
  • Removing the western façade of the Convention Centre and the stair exhaust towers.
  • Cool rooms, the kitchen and food preparation areas were all removed
  • Slab penetrations were undertaken to allow for new stairwells and escalators.

Recycling
All concreted and demolition waste from this building site was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery and 90% of this was recycled.

Civil
Royal Park Salvage performed the civil works which consisted of a state of the art design incorporating the new building structure and the surrounding environment. Several features were included in the design such as weight saving technology instead of reinforced concrete over the existing Montefiore Road Bridge. All works were undertaken while a live railway corridor was maintained underneath and the presence of high voltage cables running directly through the construction area, providing power for Adelaide Oval and the Festival Theatre. The civil design included several engineered retaining walls with architectural curves and angles to match the new building structure and 400 square meters of coloured exposed aggregate concrete at the main western entrance of the Convention Centre.

Parks Community Centre

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Client: Built Environs
Timings: Mid to late 2013 - end 2014

Background
Early 2013 – April 2015 On 26 May 2012 the State Government announced it would provide $28.7 million to redevelop The Parks Community Centre, to transform it into a sport and community hub for future generations.

The project was based around refocusing the facility to be a community asset and ensuring that both recreational and community services continued to be provided.

The new facilities to be built included:

  • An upgraded Sports Centre incorporating a new indoor swim centre with two pools and children's splash pad, refurbished indoor recreation centre, gym and fitness centre together with a new main entry and café.
  • A new Public Plaza incorporating playground.
  • Refurbished theatres.
  • A refurbished and extended Children's Centre.
  • Development of 6.84 hectares of open space including two new soccer pitches (one natural turf and the other artificial) with associated facilities.
  • Development of a new Health and SA Dental facility.

After an extensive tender process, Royal Park Salvage was awarded the demolition contract for this job, which began in April 2013 and was completed by December 2014.

Demolition
The scope of work for this demolition was divided up into two stages.

Stage 1

  • Friable and non friable asbestos was removed according to current regulations and procedures
  • Internal strip out of old swimming centre and changing rooms
  • Demolition of the indoor pool whilst maintaining the building structure above the pool.
  • Certified level 1 backfill and compaction of the pool areas to allow for new building construction.
  • Backfilling of the basement with recycled pm 2/20 rubble in 200mm layers under level 1 supervision - building the ground back up to required height.
  • Site clearing; bitumen, pavement and trees from the site to allow for the new building construction.

Stage 2
This included demolition of 2 x three storey buildings. The process (order) of work for these demolitions was:

  • Removal of the asbestos vinyl tiles, eaves lining and cladding, for which Royal Park Salvage received a clearance certificate from an independent assessor.
  • Strip out all of the remaining furniture, carpet, windows, skirting boards and ceilings in readiness for machine demolition. Removing these materials using the bobcat and manual labour produces cleaner segregated waste loads and enables a cleaner recycled product to be produced.
  • Removal of the roof sheets, (using an excavator), demolishing and loading out the external non structural walls to reduce the overall height of the building. The suspended concrete slabs were post tensioned, requiring the cables to be released under a controlled environment. Once the structure was brought down to ground level the concrete was then broken up and transported offsite for recycling.
  • A toilet block and a single storey office building were also demolished using the above listed process.

Uniqueness
The scope of work included demolishing a building that shared a wall with a building that was to be retained. As such, the adjoining wall was saw cut and then demolished by hand. The roof was removed to create a physical separation between buildings. The building marked for demolition was then demolished accordingly.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
Approximately 90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

Adelaide Airport

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Client: Adelaide Airport

Brief
Remove the Qantas Food Preparation Building and undertake the civil works required to prepare the area for use as a long term car park.

To accommodate the requirements for an additional long term car park at Adelaide Airport, Qantas was required to relocate their food preparation building.

Due to our specialist skills in asbestos removal, (the cool rooms within the building had asbestos lining throughout) and our ability to complete the civil works, Royal Park Salvage were engaged to manage the entire demolition and civil works process.

Given the presence of asbestos, an internal strip out of the building was undertaken to ensure the building was safe prior to machine demolition. The asbestos was then carefully loaded for removal inside the building, to ensure no debris or dust entered the flight path, as no changes to the flight schedule were made to accommodate this work.

The demolition element of this project was managed at such a rate that would continue to ensure dust and debris did not impinge airport airspace.

The corner of the building to be demolished also housed a live electrical transformer that supplied the control tower, so the Royal Park Salvage team needed to provide extra care and safety for every facet of this demolition.

Once the building was safely removed, recycled rubble from Adelaide Resource Recovery was bought in and used to lay the foundation for the car park base. The site was then compacted with certified back fill.

All waste from the project was taken back to Adelaide Resource Recovery and approximately 90% of this was recycled.

Ross Smith Secondary School

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Address: 201 Hampstead Road, Northfield

Client: CIC Northgate

Timings: July - Decemeber 2014

Background
Royal Park Salvage were awarded the contract to clear the former Ross Smith Secondary School site, to make way for a $20 million development by CIC Australia, which in conjunction with Renewal SA will see a new childcare centre, 250 new homes, wetlands, parks and other recreation areas built across an 11 ha site. This is an extension of the existing Lightsview Housing Development, also developed by CIC Australia.

Brief
Clear the existing site for the extension of the Lightsview Housing Development.

Scope of Work

Demolished:

  • 2 story 800 sqm building
  • Gymnasium
  • 4 single story buildings

  • 2 story 800 sqm building
  • Removed all asbestos, some of which was found as footings formwork which is not a common construction method and required additional expertise and supervision to safely manage
  • Cleared the site and prepared it for Civil works

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

RAAF Site

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Scope of Work
Strip out : Ceiling and wall demolition – around offices that were still operational, required additional care and monitoring as to not disrupt RAAF employees

Uniqueness

  • Royal Park Salvage needed authorisation to work on a RAAF base and high level security passes were obtained for relevant Royal Park Salvage workers.
  • Police clearances were also required for all Royal Park Salvage workers.
  • Careful management of Royal Park Salvage staff and the demolition process was required to enable RAAF operations to continue unhindered.

Recycling
All waste from the project was taken to Adelaide Resource Recovery to be recycled.
Approximately 90% of all C&D waste was recycled.

Tonsley Park (2012 ongoing)

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Demolition
Demolition and remediation of the former Mitsubishi Motors site began in Mid 2012. Initially, 49,400m2 of asbestos deep 6 cladding was safely removed followed by the complete demolition of a 26,940m2 building (the former main car assembly manufacturing plant). Asbestos and demolition removal was completed in 2014. In total, 17,000t of concrete was removed and sent to Adelaide Resource Recovery for recycling in to a range of quarry materials.

Civil and Construction
A 190m structural steel architectural retaining wall was constructed and over 4m high created many challenges that were met by RPS including the need to drill into solid rock to provide the necessary structural supports.

Construction of stage 1 access roads including sewer, stormwater, potable and non-potable water was completed between early 2014 and December 2014. This involved the installation of over 2km of pipe work.

14,000m2 of building base preps were constructed for buildings including SIEC (Sustainable Industries Education Centre) and other tenancies. This involved removal of existing concrete from the old Mitsubishi factory, recompacting of subgrade and importing ARR recycled rubble to provide the stable base upon which building could take place.

Tonsley Park is now operational serving as a valuable educational resource in SA

Walkerville 2013

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Demolition
During early 2013 Royal Park Salvage performed a complete internal strip out of the old 9 story Department of Transport building including the removal of 3,000m2 of friable asbestos, façade and all other non-structural elements.

Construction
Construction of structural shear walls involved forming, steel fixing and pouring concrete walls on each level in all four corners of the building.

Daveron Park Shopping Centre 2013

Friable Asbestos Removal

At the Daveron Park Shopping centre Royal Park Salvage undertook removal of friable asbestos which had been used as fireproofing along the full length of a 40m steel beam located in the ceiling space. The removal was complicated by the necessity for the continued operation of the shopping centre. The construction of hoardings and some minor demolition was required to enable works to be undertaken in a safe environment. Working from scaffolding the asbestos was removed without incident and clearance was given by an independent occupational hygienist, whilst the shopping centre continued to trade.