Myer Bourke Street
Key Features & Achievements
- World-leading department store
- Restoration of heritage façade
- Restoration of Mural Hall, a heritage listed ballroom
- Central raking void including vertical transport
- Architecturally sculptured roof, to identify the property from the air
- Complex staging and construction techniques to ensure trading throughout construction
- Maintenance of north-south pedestrian access at all times
- Vertical retailing over nine levels. First time achieved in Australia.
Codicote was engaged as Client Project Manager, including providing Construction Advice and Construction Planning throughout all phases of the project from inception to construction completion.
The Myer Bourke Street Project involved the complete design and re-building of Myer’s flagship store in Bourke Street, Melbourne. The department store trades over nine floors from basement level through to Level 7, totalling 41,000sqm.
Codicote managed the demolition of the Chief Telegraph’s Office and basement excavation prior to the main contract being awarded.
Codicote devised the construction methodology to accommodate a very complicated trade and build sequence to suit Myer’s trading requirements. This was represented in the builder’s tender documents, which facilitated a ‘like for like’ tender comparison being achieved.
Construction involved complicated staging to accommodate the continued trading of the Myer store and provided pedestrian links between Bourke Street and Little Bourke Street throughout the construction period.
The redevelopment included the restoration of the Bourke Street heritage façade, the heritage-listed Mural Hall and the famous Myer Christmas windows.
- Colonial First State Global Asset Management
- NH Architecture
- > $240m
- Completed 2011
June 16, 2021