Jupiters' transformation - a sure winner!

Jupiters Hotel & Casino is undergoing a $345 million transformation, creating a world-class integrated resort to celebrate the spirit of the Gold Coast that will offer a unique destination for visitors and locals.

Having first opened 30 years ago, Jupiters has since cemented itself as a must-visit destination on the Gold Coast with more than 15,000 people visiting the venue every day.

In 2006, the complex, which is set amongst seven acres of landscaped gardens and parklands on Broadbeach Island, underwent a $53 million refurbishment of the casino together with a $16 million refurbishment of its hotel.

Ten years on, work is well underway on a much larger, $345 million redevelopment of the property; a project that is creating 1,500 construction and operational contracting jobs, and includes the creation of a brand new six-star all-suite hotel tower.

The luxury tower is the centrepiece of the transformation with VIP gaming, new signature restaurants and bars, and six-star accommodation.

Appointed by construction manager Probuild, A.G. Coombs Projects, is delivering design and construct HVAC and mechanical services to the new 17-storey hotel. Scheduled to be completed in time for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the luxury six-star all-suite tower is the centrepiece of the Jupiters’ transformation. It will offer only the best in finishes and amenities, VIP gaming facilities, exciting new signature restaurants and bars and six-star suite accommodation.

The new HVAC and mechanical services are being designed by A.G. Coombs using Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodologies. This intelligent 3D model-based process is enabling the architects, engineers, and construction professionals involved in the project to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage the hotel redevelopment. The hotel’s design is being compiled using Autodesk® Revit® software, which has been specifically built to support BIM. The ensuing files will support the generation of the construction documentation, from which all project stakeholders will work, enabling a more accurate, efficient and cost-effective build.

All high usage gaming areas, as well as some premium suites, must achieve a very high level of air quality for maximum patron comfort. Also, with the hotel and casino being fully operational throughout the entire project, the team must be mindful of noise at all times, be it day or night. The team must also always remain considerate of the property’s six-star status and its VIP guests.

The $345 million redevelopment is creating 1,500 construction and operational contracting jobs.

The redevelopment introduces the need for a major infrastructure upgrade. Working with Probuild and engineering firm AECOM, A.G. Coombs is responsible for the construction of a new central energy plant, which will replace the old plant and service the entire development. There are complexities with the switchover from old plant to new. The existing systems will need to be integrated with the new plant, requiring system changeovers; a challenge in a facility that not only operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but also has around-the-clock public access. There is no room for error; any downtime must be carefully planned and managed in order to minimise risk and maintain operations, with minimal or no disruption to the complex’s 1,600 staff and 15,000 daily visitors. Once operational, the new plant will provide the required increased capacity and significantly improve energy efficiency.

“The transformation of Jupiters is a significant milestone in the property’s 30-year history and one which has a strong focus on procuring good quality services,” said Jeff Wellburn, Construction Manager at Probuild.

A.G. Coombs has a solid history and proven experience in delivering large scale, complex projects such as this. With their dedicated Queensland-based team, and a notable commitment to successful project outcomes, we trust in their ability to assist with the redevelopment of this Gold Coast icon.Jeff Wellburn, Construction Manager, Probuild

Jupiters is the first official partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with the current redevelopment scheduled to be completed and fully operational in time for this major event.

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