CH Smith Carpark was a challenging project, requiring almost 500 piles to secure the surrounding roads, as the excavation continued.
“That resulted from a change in putting a secondary basement car park in … we’ve probably got an additional 80 to 100 spaces in all,” Errol Stewart said. “Going down meant we were very close to the river silt, in fact we hit the river silt, so then we had nothing. We had to create a base, drive lots more piles and when we went down that depth it made working at Cimitiere Street really dangerous.”
Mr Stewart said a soldier wall was expensive and other setbacks included the need to move sewer and storm water infrastructure and connection costs for power.
“If those types of fees continue it will stifle development but we had committed … the costs of getting going were significantly more, a lot of the profits went south,” he said.
The City of Launceston council took possession of the newly developed car park at the C.H. Smith site, in September 2018.
|Electrical Contractor||Lane Electrical|
|Electrical Wholesaler||AWM Electrical - Launceston|
|Electrical Engineer||Co-ordinated Engineering Services|
|Council||Launceston City Council|