St Kilda Adventure Playground

BluBuilt was engaged to upgrade the St Kilda Adventure Playground, featuring the design and construction of the new 3 level structural steel castle.

Scope

  • Design and certification of the new castle structure
  • Demolition of the castle structure, tunnels and slides
  • Bulk and detailed earthworks for structure and surrounding paths and embankments
  • Structural concrete works – foundations
  • Fabrication and erection of new steelwork structure incorporating access stairs, security and ‘Ronstan’ mesh
  • Fabrication of 3 enclosed stainless steel slides and fireman’s poles
  • Installation of softfall

Challenges

Extensive planning and design works were required to produce a steelwork structure that could be erected with limited onsite welding, whilst maximising prefabrication opportunities for onsite erection optimisation. The structural configuration adopted achieved these goals.

Spiral slide fabrication was a challenge and again, with a lot of time spent with front end design and shop drafting, fabrication was completed to highest quality standards and tolerances.