Australia Post undertook a $20 million transformation of their historic General Post Office (GPO) building in the city centre. The development connects through to the William Street train station and included seven floors of commercial space, as well as ground floor retail of approximately 1,000 square metres.
BG&E provided structural engineering services for this significant civic space, which included a new atrium roof over the top of an existing light well, with sky-bridges linking the atrium at four floor levels, demolition of the original lift shaft, construction of a new shaft with three lifts and the associated upgrade of building’s services.
The design followed similar principles to those deployed at the GPO redevelopments in Sydney and Melbourne.
Upon completion of the redevelopment, the grand heritage landmark achieved EC06 Building Conservation compliance.