The $300 million development of EQ West – Lots 2 and 3 Elizabeth Quay (EQ West), represents a key component in realising the vision for one of Perth’s premier inner-city precinct.
BG&E provided the structural and civil engineering services for the design savvy, integrated mixed-use development.
EQ West includes a 180-metre, 52-storey tower and a 100-metre, 25-storey tower and four basement levels. Together, they comprise 493 residential apartments, a 190-room hotel, contemporary commercial space, end of trip facilities, an art gallery and viewing deck, back of house facilities and car parking.
The tower floors have been designed with post-tensioned concrete slabs and the buildings’ lateral stability is provided by the lift and stairwell cores, plus the supplementary shear walls. Wind studies were undertaken by specialist wind consultants to optimise wind loading on the residential tower, as well as to assess the lateral drifts and horizontal accelerations under service winds.