Working within the existing shopping centre calls for detailed and well-coordinated power reticulation design using 3D-modelling
Stage six of the Westfield Chermside development by Scentre Group involved a vertical extension to the existing shopping centre. This extension was planned to provide more retail opportunities and dining experiences to the local community.
Our team was engaged by the electrical design and construction contractor to carry out power reticulation design and various lighting solutions. Challenges included working within the constraints of the existing shopping centre and minimising disruption to footfall. Low voltage reticulation required coordinating new and existing substation transformers and corresponding diesel back-up generators. We also carried out Revit building information modeling (BIM) and NavisWorks coordination with architecture, structure, mechanical, fire, and hydraulic services to model detailed cable tray set-out.
The model allowed cable trays to be installed ahead of other services and accurate hanger and fixing locations to be coordinated with other trades.
Westfield Chermside is now one of the biggest shopping centres in Australia, providing an additional two levels of retail and food and beverage tenancies as well as the “North Shore” dining precinct and two additional levels of car parking.
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