Location: Hay Street, Perth
Completion: September 2019
Duration: 8 weeks
Target CBD Escalator Replacement
As an approved projects and maintenance contractor for Target, Swan was engaged to undertake the replacement of the Target Perth CBD store escalator from the pedestrianised Hay Street Mall.
The 60 year old escalator (weighing 10 tonnes) required decommissioning and replacement with a new one (weighing 8 tonnes). Lifting gantries and internal access cranes were utilised along with all the enabling, structural and interior finishing works.
The project required detailed planning and close management by Swan Projects staff with the store remaining entirely live and operational throughout. Coordination with the City of Perth was imperative for traffic management and the removal of street furniture and light poles to facilitate the delivery of the escalator down the Mall and in through the narrow shopfront.
Delivered under a Design & Construct contract, we partnered with an Architect and Engineers to plan and deliver the propping of the existing slab to adequately distribute the weight of the escalator during replacement and eliminate any risk of structural damage.