Located right on the doorstep of the Murray Street Mall, less than a minute walk to Perth’s shopping hub lies the newly finished QT Perth. Beginning construction two years ago and completed in July, the $21.5m Hotel offers the highest rooftop party venue in Perth with amazing views over the Swan River, Perth Hills and Optus Stadium.
Designed by Architect’s Candalepas Associates and led by Builder, Built Pty Ltd, the dynamic hotel brands first establishment on the west coast kept its renowned contemporary, ‘urban cool’ aesthetic feel. However, before the aesthetic could come to fruition, the bones of the walls and ceilings needed to be properly installed and managed and that’s where Future Carpentry & Ceiling Pty Ltd and Rondo entered the game.
In some areas, internal partitions needed to be designed to bear additional loads to support hotel appliances. Similarly, other walls had stone cladding that Rondo’s Technical team were required to provide engineering solutions on. Rondo helped the bones of the project in almost every way, supplying designs for internal and external walls, stone clad walls, stair dividing walls and so on.
For instance, the guest room ensuite walls were mainly comprised of glazed aluminium panels made overseas. Unfortunately, this meant there were minimal tolerances in the set-out. Yet, because the hotel floors were generally the same layout, Rondo created a template system for setting out most of the guest rooms while also ensuring that ceiling heights were set exactly.
What’s more, part of the façade was a clear sealed 9mm CFC in a “sawtooth” layout. To achieve this, Rondo used a 150mm Stud and Top Hat counter batten system designed by the Rondo Technical Team. All in all, the project ran as smoothly as one of this size could. There were no issues with product availability, delivery or accuracy and after working with Future Carpentry for over 15 years, there were limited hiccups when forecasting demand and product requirements. With 184 rooms, 21 Apartments and a plethora of unique event spaces, QT Perth is sure to live up to the reputation of its eastern seaboard siblings.