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Oriana High Rise Demolition

Jewel Development Demolition

Several buildings including the 16 storey Oriana high rise building have been demolished to make way for the new luxury Jewel development in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

The Jewel Development is an example of a large commercial demolition project completed by Abyss Demolition. The complex demolition project included asbestos removal, house demolition, high rise demolition works and hazardous material removal. Demolition works have been completed on the site with construction works due to be commenced later in the year. The existing buildings on the site included houses, the two storey Silveretta apartment building, the three storey Paradise Sands apartment building and the 16 storey Oriana Building.


Teams of Abyss Demolition licenced asbestos removalists safely removed all asbestos products from the buildings prior to demolition works commencing. The demolition works were staged so that works to the Oriana Building were completed concurrently with the demolition of the other structures onsite.

The Oriana Building was 16 storeys including the basement and plant levels and required full height scaffolding to ensure the safety of the high rise demolition work and to minimise the dust pollution. Once the building was scaffolded, two small excavators were craned to the top level to mechanically demolish the apartments from the top down. The project was inspected and signed off by an engineer prior to and throughout the works to ensure it was completed to the highest safety standards at all times.

The project was completed without incident in February 2015 and the 1.13ha site is ready for the iconic development to begin. The site is the largest beachfront urban development on the Australian Eastern coast. Plans for the Jewel development include a 6-star luxury hotel, premium serviced apartments, restaurants and cafes including beachfront dining, a ballroom and meeting facilities and even a recording studio. http://jewelgc.com/vision/

For a quote or advice on how Abyss Demolition can assist you with your commercial demolition project please contact us.