The objective was to create Louis Vuitton's Global Store concept in Sydney in time for a grand opening and Christmas trading. Much of the project team plus a variety of materials were brought in from all over the World, in order for Louis Vuitton to achieve their objective of a global international standard.
|Location:||Cnr King and Castlereagh Streets, Sydney|
|Completion Date:||December 1999|
The work was carried out in two heritage buildings with an overall programme of four and a half months. To provide expanded retail space the buildings were connected via a series of openings through load-bearing masonry walls up to 1.6m thick over two levels. The fire stairwell was relocated, one internal staircase constructed, another removed. Both shop-fronts were reconstructed, the fašade was clad in two different stone types and the awning was refurbished. Services throughout the two buildings were either replaced or underwent a major upgrade.
Due to compression of the construction programme, the very high quality fitout work had to overlap the refurbishment and alterations works. Major challenges to be overcome were materials handling, due to the small size and location of the site, and the number of significant latent conditions necessitating design changes. Nevertheless, Louis Vuitton was able to conduct its highly successful and well-publicised grand opening as scheduled, and achieve profitable Christmas trading.
MBA Excellence in Construction Awards - 2001 Merit - Shop Fitouts, $1,000,001 & Over.
The project involved the roll out of Citibank Personal Banking Centres in three states. The fitouts for the Personal Banking Centres were of the highest standard, and included video banking facilities designed to take Citibank into the next generation of banking.
|Location:||Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide|
|Completion Date:||January 1996|
"The competence, versatility and professionalism which Interco displayed has been more than appreciated, and whilst giving you (Kevin Carter), and Interco, all due credit for your exceptional organising abilities, I feel your success is due as much, if not more, to your own personality, and your fortunate and valuable gift of being able to get on the 'right side' of human nature. Your hands-on approach and your understanding of individual's needs has been more than adept.
Mr Martin Clark, Citibank (personal commendation)