The Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC) has won a contract to supply approximately 7,000 tons of reinforcing steel to the One Central Park residential and retail complex at the former Carlton United Brewery site on Broadway in Sydney.
The $533 million construction of two buildings is the first stage of the $2 billion Central Park precinct. ARC will supply reinforcing steel and Ancon Structural Concrete Accessories to the project through Watpac Construction.
A unique challenge involved in the project includes the construction of a cantilevered heliostat. Built 30 levels above ground and extending 32 metres from the edge of the building, the cantilevered heliostat will use mirrors to reflect sunlight into the space between the two towers.
George Anthony, key account manager for ARC, said: “This landmark project is one of the largest residential and retail complexes being constructed in Sydney. ARC will supply large amounts of steel reinforcing to the project, including reinforcing for the connection area between the heliostat and the tower. In addition, we have appointed two full time schedulers, one project manager and the full support of the planning and production teams at ARC St Marys.”
The east tower at One Central Park will be 33 storeys high and the west tower will have 16 storeys. Together the buildings will comprise 623 residential units, and five levels of retail and recreational space.
Reinforcing supply completion to Stage 1 is expected by June 2012 and the two buildings are expected to be completed in 2013.