Fielders was commissioned to supply KingFlor steel formwork for the massive expansion of Crown Towers Perth.

Working in collaboration with architecture firm YWS, and builder Brookfield Multiplex, Fielders supplied 20,000m² of KingFlor KF70 steel formwork for the $750 million, 500-room expansion of the hotel complex – a project that aimed to transform the Crown Towers into a premium tourist destination for visitors, bring the hotel’s total capacity to 1200 rooms, and also certify it as the largest hotel complex in Perth.

The project extension additionally offered numerous dining and retail options, full-service spa and fitness centre, a business centre, a large convention and meeting complex, multi-tiered pool and private gaming salons. The expansion work, which began in late 2014 and was completed in late 2016, would also see the complex become the first 6-star hotel in Western Australia.

KingFlor KF70 steel formwork was specified for the project thanks to its lightweight large span profiles that complemented the significant flooring dimensions of each level.

Fielders’ national commercialisation manager – CIA, Nathan Jack described KingFlor KF70 as a perfect solution for big projects.

“KingFlor KF70 is an incredible solution for large-scale projects such as Crown Towers, with the product’s framework offering longer spans, a deeper profile and an easy, efficient installation process – the essential flooring elements for this type of construction,” said Jack.

KingFlor KF70 has also been recognised for its profound strength and ability to reduce construction time and costs due to savings on concrete required, supporting framework and foundation load costs.

One of the major (and unique) benefits of using Fielders KingFlor KF70 is the ability to install the sheets within small and restricted spaces, explains Jack. Contractors on the Crown Towers Perth development were able to lay the KF70 sheeting from the underside of the platform and then crimp the sheets once the area above was clear – despite the restricted space.

“Fielders KingFlor solution has seen increased market demand within an industry looking to constantly evolve and streamline the construction process. KF70 meets these industry requirements,” Jack concluded.

KingFlor KF70 is a ground-breaking steel framework solution that includes longer span capacity and greater composite strength than existing formwork systems on the market.