Developer: Commonwealth Hospitality Limited
Architect: Armstrong Molesworth Architects and Klein Taylor Architects
The first stage was constructed of prefabricated, factory cast precast concrete room size box units. These were transported to the site and erected on top of a two storey high reinforced concrete transfer structure. This office designed the structure of the hotel, the precast units, the factory, in Milton, and the platforms on which the concrete boxes were transported, from Milton to the site.
Although the system performed well and was erected in record time the fabricator was no longer in business when the second stage was to be built, some twelve years later. Therefore, the northeast wing was designed and built as a conventional reinforced concrete shear wall and one-way slab structure.