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U2 on Waymouth

Our Role

SMEC was engaged by Runtong, a subsidiary of Datong Development and Investment Group to undertake the design of this project.

The detailed design was commissioned in October 2014, and delivered to deadline on 5 December 2014. The project’s short program required a collaborative approach, including effective coordination amongst the wider project team to ensure the deadline was achieved.

Project Overview

U2 on Waymouth is a 25-storey mixed-use development which includes 255 residential apartments, a rooftop resident’s area as well as commercial areas and parking spaces. At 78.6m high, U2 on Waymouth will be a dominant part of the Adelaide skyline, standing as one of the city’s tallest buildings.

The pool deck, full height sky garden, penthouses and loft apartments all presented unique structural challenges requiring innovative design solutions.

Throughout the design process, the project team collaborated to ensure each of their designs formed an integrated part of the overall design delivery, adhered to the building rules consent and produced a fit for purpose and cost effective solution for the client. The team utilised TEDDS, a structural design software, to enhance and speed up the design process. This software assisted with analysis, design and calculations which proved to be a major timesaver in preparing for building rules consent submission.

The project was completed under an incredibly tight deadline. The broad expertise of the team and the communication played a significant factor in achieving what the external cost consultant (Rider Levett Bucknall) indicated to Datong as “one of the most cost effective building designs they have seen in Adelaide”.

Technical Area:
Urban Development
Runtong (a subsidiary of Datong Development and Investment Group)

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