The final part of Westfield’s $1.2 billion redevelopment in Sydney’s CBD is the shiny new Sky Lobby located in the 25-storey commercial tower on Castlereagh Street. The development which incorporates 75,000 square metres of office space across three buildings has JP Morgan, Allen & Overy and Westfield Corporate as the tenants. Accessed by lifts at the top of the retail precinct, the Sky Lobby has a transition area for access to Castlereagh Street and the retail area.
With several airport lounge-type meeting areas including cafes for formal interaction, up to 3,500 could be passing through the area on the way in and out from the retail or food outlets. Advertising income from the space became apparent and Westfield believed that car dealerships could display their vehicles in the Sky Lobby as a vehicle hosting system.
Jason Kiely from Jands ERG department, designed the system himself which consists of two motorised girder trolleys, two non motorised girder trolleys, four ASM double reeved Otto 100 chain hoists, ASM LC8 and RC128 for control, cable management system and various steel members and rigging equipment to facilitate the lifting of a vehicle.
Matthew Moses, who is Westfield’s Retail Operations Executive, was delighted with the job that Jands had done.
"Jands has done a terrific job from the testing stage of the lift through to the Range Rover execution," The exercise took almost twelve hours from start to finish. Jands had to be precise in measurements and weight distribution in order for it to be successful and they did just that!"