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    Waterbrook Yowie Bay Stage II
    Waterbrook Yowie Bay Stage II
    Waterbrook Yowie Bay Stage II
    Waterbrook Yowie Bay Stage II
    Waterbrook Yowie Bay Stage II

    Waterbrook Yowie Bay Stage II

    19 Wyralla Road Yowie Bay NSW 2228

    The task was to design and construct two buildings, comprising fifteen luxury three-bedroom lifestyle resort retirement living apartments with basement car parking and extensive landscaped areas. The main feature of the development is a brook system, known as the Waterbrook, featuring extensive landscaping and exotic aquatic life.

    DESIGN DESCRIPTION

    Originally, the structure was intended to be masonry load bearing walls. However being 'design and construct', SX Projects amended the structure to a post-tension system. Several design and coordination meetings between key consultants and subcontractors were held initially to ensure revised design was complete in the short duration before structural works commenced on site. Moving to post-tensioning allowed for continuity of trades on site that expedited the target programme by six weeks. 

    The designers intentionally scheduled the commencement of structural works to the Forest Road building two weeks behind the Wyralla Rd building as another means to have continuity of trades on site. This ensured that no key structural trades - form workers, steel fixers, post tensioning and the like - were demobilised off-site at any point.

    Difficulties encountered throughout the project included the inability to obtain access to the two basement car park levels. Residents of Waterbrook Stage II could only access their car spaces via a link through Stage I, a previously completed development. With one of the key project goals being to minimise disruption to Stage I residents, the team had to come up with an alternative and innovative solution to gain access to the Stage II basement. 

    The solution was to leave out a large section of blockwork retaining walls to the basements and over-excavating the area, allowing for a stretcher stair scaffold tower to be erected externally of the building. These were then closed up once the internal access stairs to the basement were poured. This allowed for the breakout between the stage one and two basements to be undertaken at the completion of the project. With extensive inclement weather and rain delays - approximately two metres recorded during the project duration - the above factors played an integral role in the completion of the project on time and within budget.

    ACCOLADES

    MBA National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Awards, Multi Unit Development Winner 2012 

    MBA State Excellence in Housing Awards, Lifestyle Living over 55s Winner 2012

    PRODUCTS

    BRICKS
    BORAL MASONRY

    CONCRETE
    BORAL CONCRETE

    DOORS
    ADVANCED METAL 

    CARPET
    JBR FLOOR

    GARAGE DOOR ACCENT
    GARAGE DOORS METAL TILT UP

    PAINT
    DULUX 

    LOCKS/DOOR HARDWARE
    KABA

    KITCHEN/BATHROOM JOINERY & STONE
    DULUX 
    CAESARSTONE 

    SPLASHBACKS COLOUR
    BACK GLASS 

    FLOOR GRATES
    STORMTECH 

    ROOFING
    MONIER ROOFING

    SANITARY WARE
    HARVEY NORMAN

    CISTERN
    GEBERIT

    TOILET
    PARISI BATHWARE

    TOILET ROLL HOLDER
    ARCHITECT RANGE SATIN STAINLESS STEEL

    BATHROOM FIXTURES
    ARCHITECT RANGE SATIN STAINLESS STEEL TOWEL RAIL, SOAP DISH

    TILE
    NASH TILES

    TIMBER
    MIDCOAST TIMBERS

    WINDOWS
    ALSPEC

    APPLIANCES & WHITE GOODS
    FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES
    MIELE AUSTRALIA

    TAPWARE
    METHVEN AUSTRALIA, MINIMALIST KITCHEN SINK MIXER CHROME

    SINKS
    CLARK, EVOLUTION UNDERMOUNT KITCHEN SINK 1 & 3/4 DOUBLE BOWL SINK

    FRIDGE
    FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES, ELEGANCE LEFT HAND UPSIDE DOWN

    INTEGRATION KIT
    FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES, 2 OFF

    Key Info

    Architects: Beta Solutions 
    Construction: SX Projects 
    Client Project Manager: Touchstone Constructions 
    Mechanical Design and Construct: Waratah Air 
    Electrical Design and Construct: DDP Electrical 
    Hydraulic Design and Construct: RB Plumbing 
    Completion date: 2012

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