Folkstone Hotel – 18 O’ Riordan Street, Alexandria
The Folkstone Hotel in Alexandria is a 7-storey hotel for the Veriu Group. We worked with the builder, FDC and architect, Mostaghim & Associates to produce a primarily precast structure in a short timeframe.
Our structural team utilised a precast core structure, precast load bearing walls, precast facade panels, and ultra-floor decks, to minimise formwork, eliminate scaffolding, and tightening deck cycles. Northrop coordinated with the precast shop detailer to develop bespoke precast core wall connection details and optimise crane lifts from the busy O’ Riordan Street.
Our client wanted to achieve the architectural outcomes whilst maintaining code compliance. The Sustainability team modelled the building’s performance to offset the performance drop associated with a desire for a rawer finish. We also worked closely with FDC and the geotechnical consultant to navigate Sydney Train’s strict requirements for building adjacent to the airport train tunnel.