Developers, Surfers Paradise Beach Resort Pty Ltd, teamed with Orrcon Steel, Sun Engineering and Sunland Constructions to design, fabricate and erect the 90 metre high visionary steel spire, which sits atop Q1’s 80 storeys. The tower is located on the southern fringe of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast and offers sweeping views south to Byron Bay and north to Brisbane.
Sun Engineering used Orrcon Steel’s Smart Steel Hollow Sections to fabricate the crown. Sun Engineering’s Managing Director, Mr. Sean McMonagle said that he knew from Orrcon Steel’s involvement in other major construction projects we had the right experience and capabilities to meet their requirements. “The tolerances we required on the curved sections provided by Orrcon Steel were, by definition, much more precise, and Orrcon Steel came through.”
An exacting and constant steel pipe and RHS supply schedule over several months was also necessary, with each part of the crown built to completion by Sun Engineering, then disassembled for a police-escorted truck delivery to the Gold Coast construction site.
The stunning Q1 crown is testament to the creative applications for Orrcon Steel’s Smart Steel Hollow Sections, and the company’s exceptional manufacturing capability and standards.
Project: Q1 Developer Surfers Paradise Beach Resort Pty Ltd
Contractor: Sunland Group Limited
Architects: Sunland Design Group Innovarchi
Structural Engineers: Whaley Consulting Group ARUP
Fabricator: Sun Engineering
Orrcon Steel Products: Orrcon Smart Steel Hollow Sections: Large Pipe & RHS
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