In a week of successes, Buildcorp announced the completion of our fifth construction and fit-out project at The Star Casino for client Echo Entertainment and picked up an MBA award for our previous project at The Star, Sovereign Lakes.
Buildcorp’s entertainment project team has to date delivered eight Casino and gaming projects across Australia’s east coast. In the latest project at The Star, we created a multi-million dollar ‘high roller’ gaming facility in a 20 week program. The project required careful management of the construction, procurement and trades to minimise disruption to the surrounding live casino environment and complete on time.
The new international high rollers gaming facility converted significantly unused space on level one of The Star’s Darling Hotel. Designed by Las Vegas specialist architects Steelman Partners, the space was transformed with new enclosed high roller gaming salons. Buildcorp provided two expert design managers to work with Echo Entertainment and the team to drive the design from to reality whilst ensuring the right materials were procured to achieve the highest quality outcome in the time frame required.
The luxurious project finishes included piano gloss finish joinery veneers, solid walnut flower petal joinery panels and custom stitched fabric panels to match, laser cut patterned glass tiles, custom joinery lattice ceiling panels, custom crystal chandeliers and intricate stone designs to reception lobbies and bathrooms.
Owning to the limited access points on the live site, a majority of the bespoke and designer materials were brought into the site by a tower crane. To enable the project to meet the critical milestones, Buildcorp prioritised the design and procurement of materials with critical lead times such as stone, veneers, operable walls, window facades, woven carpets and air handling units. The Buildcorp team also worked night shifts from the start of the project to maximise resource efficiencies and minimise the congestion onsite during the day.
The wider project also included the construction of a new access bridge, refurbishment of an existing bridge complete with an innovative lighting concept and construction of a critical fire and acoustic compartment wall over 8m tall to separate the new space from the internal gaming floor pub ‘Rock Lily’.