State Theatre Centre of WA

An iconic and multi-award winning structure, this project presented a highly complex engineering challenge.

The site presented an extremely limited construction area, bordering the northside of the busy Northbridge horseshoe bridge intersection, with resulting noise and other impacts from road and rail traffic.  The site was also flanked by heritage listed buildings adjacent to the North and West side.

There were also mandated height restrictions due to the location.

Due to these area restrictions and environmental factors, the design called for a vertical component with substructures, including construction up to 6.5 metres below the water table.


Flanked by sensitive heritage listed buildings


Numerous access restrictions due to district and roads

Proposed substructure extending up to 8 metres below natural ground level and 6.5 metres below water table

Leakage prevention critical as extensive basement floor was anchored against 65Kpa uplift

Key Challenges

2011 Engineers Australia National Engineering Excellence Award

2011 WA Engineering Excellence Awards
Best Small Company Project (“Redefining Structural Elegance”)

2011 WA Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards

Best State Government Building

Theatres delivered below water table;


No leakage in extensive basement floor

Minimised dewatering during construction

Dry, attractive, innovative substructure levels

Advanced Substructures delivered

Contact Us

 Phil Airey                 

 Director (Sales) 

 email :

 phone : 0455 060 384 / 08 9265 0412

12/18 Harvest Terrace, West Perth  WA  6005

PO Box 677  West Perth  WA  6872

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