Sky Gardens take Rork to a new level

Our exciting programme of multiple Sky Garden replacements continues at one of Brisbane’s most prestigious buildings –  the Riverside Centre – in the heart of the city’s prestigious ‘Golden Triangle’.

Rork Projects was originally engaged by DMC Projects (On Behalf of GPT Group) in September last year and our role was expanded to 11 Sky Garden replacements for balconies from floors 9-41.

The work includes full balcony handrail, glass ceiling and floor replacement.

At 51,600sqm, and 42 levels with 37 tenant floors, the Riverside Centre is one of Brisbane’s most sought-after commercial buildings with magnificent views of the Brisbane River.

For Matt Clayton, Rork Projects QLD GM, the extremely high-risk works recognises his team’s demonstrated capability for due diligence, planning and safety management.

“Safety was paramount with each stage with the works performed including the installation of architectural & structurally engineered glass and balustrading – all of which was only achieved with strict safety procedures in place.”

“All workers were made to operate in the skygardens using a static line (harness) at all times, while exclusion zones were also set up around the perimeter of the building (ground level) to ensure the safety of all pedestrians and workers located in the area.”

“Some of these works were also performed after hours to ensure a greater amount of safety and peace of mind to the client and public.”

“We were honoured to have the opportunity to work with GPT once again on a key project on one of Brisbane’s landmark buildings,” Matt added.

“We’re delighted to be able to work with GPT who are not only renowned for creating workplaces that nourish and nurture, but are also committed to environmental care and is a world leader in corporate sustainability,” he concluded.

(The Riverside Centre has achieved a 4.5 Star NABERS Energy rating and a 3.5 Star NABERS Water rating).

Did you know? That Brisbane was called Mianjin/Meanjin by the Turrbul and the Jagera peoples – the Traditional Custodians of Brisbane region. As an Indigenous business, Rork Projects welcomes Riverside Centre acknowledging the Turrbul and the Jagera peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this land, and recognises their ongoing connection to land, waters and community.