The REVY (The Royal Edward Victualling Yard) is a multi-award winning high-end residential development for Developer, Aqualand, and contains 44 apartments and a large complicated 3-level basement constructed in heavily water charged ground which was mostly rubble and fill from when the island was connected to the mainland in 1839. The shoring system was extremely complex and Infinity developed an innovative design to construct whilst maintaining the structural integrity of the clusters of timber piles upon which the 8-storey REVY building was founded.
The building also comprised extensive face brickwork and curtain wall glazing systems to the pair of feature lift cores. The project was a large D&C contract where Infinity inherited the consultant team through a novation agreement under the contract. Building Code and Home Building Act compliance presented many constraints especially given the heritage criteria to which Infinity had to adhere.
The basement was extremely complicated, and the tendered design was found to be unfeasible after exploratory pits were excavated and more geotechnical information was obtained. Infinity managed the change process within the tendered sum and improved the performance of the basement simultaneously. A complex internal bracing system was designed to avoid costly anchors in Property NSW foreshore land.
Photography: Ben Guthrie