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Marina Edge, Port Coogee

Creative structural engineering for a resilient coastal apartment community with idyllic ocean views

  • $30M

    Project Value

  • 109

    Units

  • 9

    Storeys

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

Intentional structural design choices are required to ensure this coastal apartment was built to last beside the sea

Port Coogee, hailed as the new southern gateway to Fremantle, was primed to feature a new residential development. The Marina Edge Oceanfront Apartments’ 109 units would be arranged over nine storeys to make the most of the much-desired marina, coast, and ocean views.

Though ideal for living, an oceanfront site does not come without its challenges, so our team was engaged to provide structural design services. As the lower three storeys would form a podium and house internal parking, the presence of karstic limestone in the soil required high-tech grout injection techniques to avoid more expensive piled footings. A proprietary prefabricated wall system was specified to self-span over the voids and act as deep beams to eliminate the cost of transfer elements. The proximity to the ocean also necessitated the use of special protective coatings on all exposed steel; epoxy resins were employed to protect from exposure to the salts and chlorine found in sea spray.

In the end, creative structural solutions resulted in the idyllic and resilient Marina Front community—now featuring six storeys of residential apartments with beautiful coastal views.

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Meet Our Team

Eric Lemeur, Senior Structural Project Engineer, Principal

I pride myself on providing efficient, cost-effective structural solutions and am known for my personable and collaborative relationships.
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Travis Demeza, Senior Civil Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate

It’s incredibly satisfying to see the infrastructure we create being used as envisioned, on what was once bare ground.
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Eric Lemeur

Senior Structural Project Engineer, Principal

Travis Demeza

Senior Civil Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate

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