Transport

    Industrial Demolition Services was contracted by Southern Program Alliance to undertake the demolition and removal of Glen Huntly Station.

    Southern Program Alliance – Glen Huntly Station

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Montmorency Station | Diamond Creek Station | Southern Program Alliance
    Glen Huntly, VIC
    Industrial Demolition Services was contracted by Southern Program Alliance to undertake the demolition and removal of Glen Huntly Station.

    Project overview

    Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) was contracted by Southern Program Alliance (SPA) to undertake the demolition and removal of Glen Huntly Station buildings and platform. An absolute rail occupation timeframe of 40hrs was required as part of the Victorian Government Level Crossing Removal Projects.

    The works were part of a series of station removals. IDS had already completed contracts with Southern Program Alliance for similar works at Chelsea, Montmorency and Diamond Creek Stations.

    Scope of works

    The scope of works for Glen Huntly Station included:

    • site establishment
    • demolition and removal of station buildings
    • removal of station platform and infill

    Specialist services required:  Rail  |  Government

    Unique challenges

    Meeting two key timeframes was critical to a successful project program. The demolition works of nominated structures and removal of all generated waste had to be completed within a period of 40 hours. Additionally, specific areas had to be handed over to the client, within the first 24 hours, for civil works.

    Solutions

    With such a short timeframe, thorough planning was required in consultation with SPA and other rail teams, to ensure the scope of works could be delivered.

    The 40 hour schedule was split into continuous day and night shifts with experienced personnel engaged to operate multiple plant and equipment simultaneously.

    Efficient and effective communication on site and with SPA throughout project ensured work went smoothly without any disruptive issues.

    Outcomes

    IDS successfully completed the Glen Huntly Station demolition and removal within the project budget and both timelines, as per the Southern Program Alliance’s requirements.

    Approximately 4000 tonnes of platform infill, and 500 tonnes of concrete/bricks were removed in the 40 hour window without any major incidents or injuries.

    Cultural diversity, health & safety, and environmental aspects of project were also achieved as per SPA’s requirements.

    Duration

    31 March – 03 April 2023

    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Industrial Demolition Services

    Level Crossing Removal – Mentone Station

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Montmorency Station | Diamond Creek Station | Southern Program Alliance
    Mentone, VIC

    Project overview

    Mentone Station needed to be relocated, as part of the Level Crossing Removal Program, so site works could proceed. Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) was contracted by SPA (comprised of Lendlease, Acciona, Coleman Rail, WSP, Metro Trains Melbourne, and Level Crossing Removal Program) to present a proposal. The proposal required sign-off from Heritage Council Victoria as the landmark 100-year-old Mentone Down Track Station Building is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

    IDS undertook the project to move the building to temporary storage to make way for piling work required for a new underground station.

    Scope of work

    Moving a heritage building suffering significant deterioration provided several challenges. An innovative “outside the box” approach was needed. The solution would need stretch the boundaries of standard industry practices. Sign-off by Heritage Victoria was required for the proposal to be successful.

    The work was to be completed within a timeframe where:

    • the occupation period was 2 weeks
    • trains would be discontinued for 5 days only

    Specialist services required:   Transport  |  Urban Renewal  | Government

    Unique challenges

    Moving a historic building with significant deterioration provided a unique set challenges. Standard industry practice for historic high-profile buildings is to deconstruct the building piece by piece, then store the pieces for subsequent reconstruction.

    But this approach was not feasible. The time required for this method exceeded the occupation window. Furthermore, accurate reconstruction of such an aged building in its entirety provided additional challenges.

    Solutions

    The solution was to lift the entire building as a whole. This approach required extensive review of the existing structure and detailed calculations of the building weights. Based on these calculations, a design was formulated, then reviewed and approved by an independent 3rd party structural engineer.

    Laminated veneer lumbers (LVL’s) were introduced into the structural makeup of the building externally and screwed onto each wall stud to provide diagonal bracing. This was to minimise lateral and torsional stresses encountered during lifting. Two perimeter frames were attached to each wall stud at the top and bottom to increase the stability of the structure during lift.

    Sections with significant rot were identified and repaired or excluded, depending on their location within the structure. With the preparation work complete the building was separated from its base and a 250 Ton crane relocated the building to its new position.

    Outcome

    The Level Crossing Removal works were able to proceed with the Mentone Station successfully relocated within the occupation window (and time to spare). No damage was identified during the lift. IDS delivered on all fronts with pinpoint accuracy, to the satisfaction of both the Southern Program Alliance (SPA) and Heritage Victoria.

    Duration

    March 2020

    Part of Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) Industrial Demolition Services was contracted to demolish Montmorency & Diamond Creek Stations.

    LXRP – Montmorency Station and Diamond Creek Station

    450 390 Industrial Demolition Services
    Level Crossing Removal Mentone Station | Montmorency Station | Diamond Creek Station | Southern Program Alliance
    Montmorency, Diamond Creek, VIC

    Project overview

    As a part of Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Industrial Demolition Services (IDS) was contracted by Southern Program Alliance (SPA) for the demolition and removal of Montmorency Station and Diamond Creek Station. The works were part of their Additional Works Package (AWP) 3 – Hurstbridge and Merda lines upgrade.
    AWP-3 includes building new train stations at Greensborough and Montmorency, duplicating two sections of track and upgrading track and signalling infrastructures.
    SPA is one of the Five alliances contracted by Victorian Government to remove 75 of level crossings by 2025.

    Scope of works

    The scope of works for Montmorency Station included the demolition and removal of:

    • station platform
    • platform canopies
    • PSO building
    • platform shelter
    • all station furniture and cabinetry
    • platform lights
    • carpark asphalt and footpath
    • basalt retaining wall

    The scope of works for Diamond Creek Station included the demolition and removal of:

    • station platform
    • platform ramp
    • platform canopies
    • platform light and CCTV poles
    • all station furniture and cabinetry
    • break back overhead piles and cut down I beams to 700mm below

    Specialist services required:  Rail  |

    Unique challenges

    The extremely tight 48hr timeframe for completing works presented a significant challenge for this project. Close co-ordination and co-operation with the managing contractor and a number of ancillary trades was key for successful project management. Especially due to working in a confined area in close proximity to the active rail corridor.
    There was no possibility of exceeding the timeframe with only 48 hours between absolute train occupations.

    Solutions

    Working across the weekend to minimise disruption, IDS mobilised well maintained Plants and Equipment simultaneously demolish and remove structures as per the scope of work requirements. Shifts were split into 48 hours of continuous day / night shifts to successfully finish works within given timeframe. Efficient and effective communication with SPA throughout project works ensured work went smoothly without any disruptive issues.

    Outcomes

    As part of the LXRP works, IDS successfully completed demolition and removal requirements at both stations within the project budget and timeline.

    Over 1900 tonnes of clean infill and 500 tonnes of concrete were removed without any major incidents or injuries.

    Cultural diversity, health & safety, and environmental aspects of project were also achieved as per SPA’s requirements.

    Duration

    17-19 March 23