Dalian Wanda - Jewel
Establishing confidence and control at the Jewel of Australia’s Gold Coast
The Jewel is a three-tower luxury development located on Australia’s Gold Coast. A joint venture by China’s largest developers, Dalian Wanda and Ridong Group, the Jewel will be Australia’s largest hotel and residential complex, featuring over 500 residential apartments, a 171 room 5 star hotel and a luxury resort and retail precinct.
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Completion date: Ongoing
Client type: Hospitality
Key services: Procurement, stakeholder engagement
Dalian Wanda appointed our Australian project management business Turner & Townsend Thinc to give them confidence and control over their first overseas project. Our role is managing all aspects of the project, from design to delivery in March 2019.
Preparation of the site involved the clearing of 100 separate residencies and the excavation of 100,000m3 of sand. Piling works have also taken place, which we supported with early construction packages as design evolved alongside the main contractor procurement process. At its peak this project will involve over 1,000 construction personnel on site and a monthly spend of AUD30m.
Making the difference
- Supporting overseas management: helping Dalian Wanda integrate into the Australian development and construction environment, enabling effective management and efficient, streamlined delivery.
- Effective procurement: by building a clear understanding of Dalian Wanda’s unique requirements on its first project outside of China, we designed and implemented a procurement process that the client has adopted for all future projects worldwide.
- Stakeholder engagement: we built strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, and are now viewed by the client as not only as a valued advisor but an extension of their team.
Having Turner & Townsend Thinc work jointly with our team to define and manage the entire project process not only gives us the confidence required but provides us with insight into the integration of project procurement on world projects.” Weimin XU Managing Director, Wanda Ridong (Gold Coast) Development Pty Ltd