Unique Perth Hotel Build Attracting Industry Interest

The innovative approach used to build Perth’s new $40 million ibis Styles hotel in East Perth is sparking interest across the global construction industry.

The striking 16-storey 252-room green-star rated hotel at the corner of Adelaide Terrace and Plain St, built by integrated property and construction company Pindan, is Perth’s tallest modular building.

Pindan business development manager James Allingame said the company has had both local and international industry groups keen to learn more about the unique design and construct project.

“The lower two floors comprise of reception, bar and restaurant spaces using standard methods of construction and the upper 14 floors boast 171 pre-fabricated volumetric modules,” said Mr Allingame.

The modules were supplied by CIMC MBS who have developed a strong reputation in the supply of quality product to the worldwide market.

The majority of the modules feature two hotel guest suites – complete with all the interior finishes and furniture ready to use – with a central corridor linking each module together. The gym, store rooms, lift core and lobby are also constructed within modules. One of the unique innovations for this project is the integrated curtain wall façade attached to each module, which has allowed a seamless build with an exceptional external finish that doesn’t look like a series of stacked modules.

James Allingame, Pindan Business Development Manager

Mr Allingame said the controlled environment where the modules were assembled allowed for quality and compliance checks, was protected from the weather, and provided easy access for trades and clients alike.

“There are big quality control benefits of this type of approach because a turnkey prototype is made that allows the client to test and tick off everything up front – including finishes, fittings, furniture and facade – so there are fewer unknowns,” he said.

Mr Allingame said the advanced construction model was generating a lot of interest with the Group, one of the few companies in the world to have completed a build like this.

“This approach delivers both time and cost savings and will no doubt become a more popular alternative construction technique in the future for buildings with a regular pattern like hotels and student accommodation,” he explained.

CIMC MBS Director, Region of Oceania Suker Yang said Pindan’s project team was efficient and professional, delivering a complicated and innovative project on-time.

We are proud to have developed and designed this high-rise hotel project with a fully pre-fabricated façade and glazing curtain wall systems and look forward to working with Pindan on future projects, with modular building being adopted by more developers around the world

Suker Yang, CIMC MBS Director, Region of Oceania
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