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.
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.
MBA National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Awards, Multi Unit Development Winner 2012
MBA State Excellence in Housing Awards, Lifestyle Living over 55s Winner 2012
GARAGE DOOR ACCENT
GARAGE DOORS METAL TILT UP
KITCHEN/BATHROOM JOINERY & STONE
TOILET ROLL HOLDER
ARCHITECT RANGE SATIN STAINLESS STEEL
ARCHITECT RANGE SATIN STAINLESS STEEL TOWEL RAIL, SOAP DISH
APPLIANCES & WHITE GOODS
FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES
METHVEN AUSTRALIA, MINIMALIST KITCHEN SINK MIXER CHROME
CLARK, EVOLUTION UNDERMOUNT KITCHEN SINK 1 & 3/4 DOUBLE BOWL SINK
FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES, ELEGANCE LEFT HAND UPSIDE DOWN
FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES, 2 OFF