Client: David Jones Limited
Time: November 2015 – April 2020
Services Provided: Project Management, Project Programming
- 2021 AIB National Professional Excellence Award Winner – Project Management
- 2021 AIB NSW Professional Excellence Winner – Project Management
- 35,000m² GFA
- heritage & structural restrictions
- store continued to trade throughout construction
David Jones appointed RCP to provide project management and specialist programming services from concept design to completion for the $200m redevelopment of the David Jones Elizabeth Street store in Sydney’s CBD.
The project included the integration of the David Jones Market Street store into the Elizabeth Street store, bringing the 90+ year old building up to current code whilst maintaining and celebrating its rich history and heritage. Construction completion was achieved in April 2020 with the store now housing all of David Jones’ departments across 35,000sqm of world class retail space.
RCP worked in conjunction with the David Jones project team to realise the vision for the Elizabeth Street store, which provides a fresh, exciting perspective of the David Jones brand and resets the benchmark for department stores in the southern hemisphere.
Richard Rothery, Senior Project Manager,
David Jones – Real Estate Development
30 July 2020
A redevelopment of this size and complexity and within such an old building was never going to be without its challenges. RCP was instrumental in mitigating the significant risk posed to David Jones on this project, particularly in relation to overcoming many latent conditions and structural issues and ensuring the store continued to trade at all times during the construction works.
Concept Architect: Benoy, Singapore
Documentation Architect: Crone Architects
Builder: Mainbrace Constructions
Photographer (building internal): Gavin Wang – Property Launch