Project Specifications

HousingFirst Ltd

$2.2 million

St.Kilda, Victoria

July 2020

Design and Construction of multiple refurbishments


Total will be delivering the design and construction of alterations and refurbishment works to 21 various rooms throughout two separate existing heritage buildings – Chelmsford House and Pyrmont House – which includes for demolition works, services upgrades and minor structural and civil works.

A large portion of terracotta roof tiles and Spanish slate is to be replaced across both buildings so the staging of works until the warmer months is required.

An egress strategy will be put in place to allow for safe access in and out of the residences, with construction deliveries to be managed around this.

Constant communication and planning with residents is going to key to the successful completion to this project.

HousingFirst’s holistic, locally focused approach is leading the way in how community housing is designed, financed, built and managed. HousingFirst creates attractive, well-designed, affordable and well-located homes, for both social and private housing.


Both Chelmsford and Pyrmont Houses will remain occupied throughout the refurbishments, so services will need to be maintained.


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.