Fitout & Refurbishment

Ibis Hotel Façade Replacement, Sydney Olympic Park

Contract Type
Design and Construct
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Next was engaged by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) to manage the façade replacement of the Ibis Hotel, located in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park. All works are to be undertaken whilst the hotel remains operational.

The project involves the removal of 1,800m2 of existing non-compliant Polyethylene (PE) Core Aluminium and Alucobond PE cladding and installation of new compliant non-combustible cladding.

The seven-storey hotel requires façade removal and cladding replacement to the east and western elevation with a minor removal on the north and south. Following cladding removal, Next will manage the supply, logistics, installation and certification of the new cladding.

The removal and replacement of the façade will be accessed via a swinging stage methodology for the major façade elevations. The smaller elevations will utilise a range of access equipment including Boom Lifts and abseiling over public areas maintaining access to retail shops below.

The project is a complex live environment with multiple work faces to be managed during the various project stages.

The Eastern façade on Edwin Flack Ave is located above a highly trafficked pedestrian thoroughfare where the public walk through on a daily basis to access public transport, the hotel and retail shops underneath the hotel.

Minimising disturbance and ensuring the safety of guests of the Ibis, the retail shops located on the ground floor and the general public is critical. Prefabricated B Class container hoardings will be installed to protect the public from walking under the works above. Noisy works will be undertaken in allocated times so as not to disturb guests, staff and the general public.

The building is located in Sydney Olympic Park directly across from ANZ Stadium and Sydney Showground. We programmed the project effectively minimise disruptive works during Sydney Olympic Park’s busiest periods.

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