Heritage listed walls, a fully operational facility, and an enclosed site requiring both demolition and reconstruction didn’t faze McMahon Services. With noses to the grindstone – the McMahon Services team successfully delivered the client a state-of-the-art facility, where old and new blend seamlessly into one.
MAURI anz’s existing warehouse demolition was no ordinary knock-down. It required the conservation of two external heritage listed walls and footings at the Port Adelaide facility, which had to remain fully operational throughout the entire project.
The 20-week programme provided multiple challenges. To safely undertake the demolition, the team meticulously air-gapped both heritage walls to protect them before the rest of the warehouse was deconstructed. The McMahon Services team used strict segregation and dust control measures including wet demolition techniques such as deploying water cannons to safeguard MAURI anz’s operations. Once the team shored up the heritage walls, work got underway on constructing the new warehouse.
The new 1,300 square metre warehouse was constructed from prefabricated structural steel and precast concrete wall panels and assembled on site by their in-house crane and rigging team. The efficient construction method saw 85 lineal metres of precast walls delivered and erected on site in just one day. McMahon Services’ roofing and cladding division worked in collaboration with the in-house cranage and rigging team to install over 1,800 square metres of roof and wall cladding on the new warehouse and 400 square metre canopy structure.