Centre set in concrete

The huge concrete platform that is the foundation of the mezzanine level carpark at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre and (inset) formwork that supports it.
The huge concrete platform that is the foundation of the mezzanine level carpark at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre and (inset) formwork that supports it.

On August 24, builders poured the first level of suspended concrete for the three-level car park at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre, which centre management expect will open by Christmas.

‘Concrete has recently been poured for the mezzanine deck of the new three-level car park, with the final deck expected to be poured in the coming weeks,’ marketing manager Victoria Hansen said.

‘As far as we are aware this is one of the largest suspended post-tensioned slab pours in the southern hemisphere.’

Ms Hansen said the car park would have ‘park assist’ technology in a system of lights that illuminated available car parking bays. The system would also be fitted into the existing undercover car park in 2014.

She said the front of the existing shopping centre was being demolished to make room for the food court, which should open in April.

Ms Hansen said there were currently about 100 workers on site daily, although there could be up to 300 at times.

Ocean Keys centre manager Karen Draper said there had been interest in leasing from several national and local retailers.

‘We are located in an incredibly fast-growing area of Perth,’ she said.

‘The new Ocean Keys will offer our customers a convenient local shopping experience that features a broad range of both well-known national brands, as well as local retailers.’

Stage one will include the partial opening of a new mall parallel to the existing mall, with about 30 new shops scheduled to open by April.

When stage two is completed in November, 2014, the shopping centre will have a Target department store and more than 120 shops and services, with most of the parking under cover and shade sails on the upper level of the car park.

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