Shadforths Civil was engaged to build the new Volvo Australia headquarters at the MetroPlex Westgate Business Park in Wacol, Queensland. The $30m development will house the truck operations including a full dealership, showrooms, workshop and training facilities. Additionally, the site includes 254 car parking spaces, 98 prime mover parking spaces and 7 semi-trailer parking spaces across the 3.25ha site.
A retaining wall up to 9.5m high and 350m (1,700m2) long was required on the northern boundary of the property. Consultation with stakeholders was held at early works stage where various options for proprietary retaining wall systems were presented.
Geofabrics was contacted by Sheehy Partners to provide specialist design assistance for the hybrid Terramesh reinforced soil / mass gravity Gabion wall.
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