Spectacular new look aims sky high, with redevelopment
Sky’s the limit with the $380 million redevelopment of the Skycity Casino and Hotel. The Rondo team has enjoyed being involved in this exciting and comprehensive project, working alongside; Builder Hansen & Yuncken, Contractor Ceiling & Wall Contractors, and Architect Walterbrooke and Hecker Guthrie.
Rondo assisted in the Skycity Casino and Hotel build by providing technical design advice for the steel framing that was to be used in fire-rated, acoustic and seismic applications. Our KEYLOCK® Concealed Suspended Ceiling System, Steel Stud and Track Wall Framing System, and our new XPRESS® Drywall Grid Ceiling System have been integrated throughout the project. Rondo’s long-term relationship with Ceiling & Wall Contractors enables the project to run smoothly and the onsite coordination is exemplary.
A design implementation issue occurred with seismic and service clashes. Rondo provided the solution with the inclusion of GRIDLOK® bracing, which Rondo is the exclusive Distributor for in Australia. This provided improved compliance for the project. Fortunately, Shaun Evans from TRACKLOK® was in Adelaide recently and assisted with the bracing design. Our Rondo Rep Graham Eldridge describes GRIDLOK® as being a “more professional method, it comes with it’s own bracket system, and it gets contractors away from cutting and folding studwork.” GRIDLOK® was specified by USG BORAL in this project to work with their monolithic and baffle ceilings.
Located in the heart of the Riverside Plaza, its historic roots as a train station date back to 1985. Modern day transformations will turn the historic location into a thriving entertainment complex. Its location enhances the new expansion which includes a luxury hotel complete with Casino, Palladium areas, restaurants as well as bars and cafes on the ground and lower levels. The iconic development is set to finish in mid-2020, attracting domestic and international travellers.