Escalator Balustrade Upgrade, Melbourne Central

  • Client: GPT Group
  • Date: 2011

The existing escalators located under the Shot Tower at Melbourne Central required a design solution to provide additional fall protection for late night patrons of the various entertainment venues.

This complex procedure involved craning huge truss members into position and attaching them to the existing structure.  The trading requirements of the major tenant Hoyts Cinemas and the strict access requirements associated with the train station located below meant that all works were carried out after hours and within a very small window of opportunity. Careful planning and comprehensive safety procedures were essential during the erection and installation process to ensure public safety was not compromised.