The AU$130 million Chadstone hotel in Melbourne, Australia, is a key element in the precinct’s masterplan, sitting alongside a 10-storey office tower and the Chadstone Shopping Centre.
Designed by Melbourne-based architects, Bates Smart, the 250-room MGallery by Sofitel hotel has been built to capitalise on the 23 million visitors to the centre each year and the nearby Monash precinct which employs 75,000 people.
The five-star hotel has a day spa, gymnasium and rooftop infinity swimming pool, restaurants and bars and a ballroom capable of hosting up to 400 people.
The 12-storey hotel is the first to target a 5-star Green Star rating using the Green Star – Design/As Built v1.1 rating tool.
A compressed construction timeline has been achieved through a collaborative client, contractor and consultant approach with the introduction of integrated structural prefabrication and an unitised curtain wall façade system. The façade is a thermally enhanced unitised curtain wall with integrated anodised aluminium fins.
Inhabit is providing full façade consultancy services, full ESD consultancy services as well as engineering and certification services on the project.
ScopeFAÇADE CONSULTING + ESD + FAÇADE ENGINEERING + BUILDING PHYSICS
ClientHICKORY GROUP + VICINITY CENTRES + GANDEL GROUP
DeveloperVICINITY CENTRES + GANDEL GROUP