Project Specifications


Client
HousingFirst

Value
$8.1m

Location
St. Kilda, Victoria

Completion
December 2020

Design and Construction of a
3-Storey residential development, refurbishment of a heritage listed building and associated works

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project comprises the demolition of an existing apartment building to make way for a 3-storey, 36 apartment residential development for HousingFirst. The development will provide affordable housing for mothers and children.

The new apartment development will comprise ground floor slab, lightweight first and second levels.

Thermally broken windows will provide benefits to the heating and cooling of the apartments and common areas as well as providing acoustic protection.

Works also include for the refurbishment of the heritage listed Bundalohn Mansion building, with features preserved to create 10 self-contained apartments.

There will be unobtrusive works to Darwalla House to ensure fire and electrical compliance throughout the building.

The works are staged to allow for partial handover of the residential apartments in November 2020, Bundalohn Mansion in July 2020 and Darwalla House in June 2020.

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Protection of the heritage listed architecturally designed mansion and Bluestone paving which is such a predominant feature of the site is paramount.

Located within a dense residential area, neighbour and traffic considerations will need to be closely monitored and managed with all stakeholders at all times.

 

Project Contact

Guy Finnis
General Manager VIC

Guy has a wealth of experience within the construction industry. With roles as Design Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager and General Manager, he has successfully completed many projects over the 22 years in the industry. His project portfolio includes sectors such as health, commercial, industrial and residential – new constructions, refurbishments and fit outs. Guy’s strength is his strong collaborative skills, and ability to bring the best out of people and a project.

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