Queensland's multi-million-dollar shopping centre redevelopment

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Queensland's largest leisure and fashion destination, Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, is now a must-see attraction for international tourists and residents following its major $670 million redevelopment.

Over a two-and-a-half-year period that saw 50,000sqm added to the existing centre, the new-look precinct is now 155,000sqm. With 420 stores from global and local retailers, Pacific Fair ranks as the fourth largest shopping centre in Australia.

The overall goal of the Pacific Fair redevelopment was to seamlessly blend the existing centre's structure with the new design. The project was brought to life with an immense amount of building materials, machinery and manpower, providing over 100 additional construction jobs in the area. Over 15,000 litres of paint (enough to fill 6.4 swimming pools), 168,000 tonnes of concrete and 40,000sqm of Gyprock plasterboard was used in the build.

To achieve the internal fit out of the new cinema and foyer area, tested Gyprock systems were used to meet the fire and acoustic performance requirements. Where a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) was specified, wall and ceiling systems containing Fyrchek were used as the internal linings.

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Fyrchek is a fire and acoustic grade board, with a specially processed glass fibre-reinforced gypsum core for use in fire rated wall and ceiling systems, and where improved acoustic performance is required.

To achieve the acoustic requirements of the cinema space, Gyprock's purpose designed Cinema Wall System was used. This is a high performance, acoustic wall system that is cost effective, easy to construct and comprises lightweight building components.

Fit for purpose, Gyprock's 13mm standard plasterboard was specified throughout the food court and shopping areas. A great food court and shopping area means increased foot traffic, so it was important to ensure the desired outcome was achieved.

Overall, the new centre offers a unique shopping experience that has attracted many new customers.

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