Alta Apartments

Alta Apartments

Client: Anka Property Group
Architect: Turner & Associates
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Darlinghurst, NSW
Value: $32.1 m
Completion date: December 2011

The Alta Apartments, 200 Goulburn St Sydney, was completed for our repeat client Anka Property Group.  Works included the demolition of an existing building and construction of a new 14 storey residential development comprising 116 apartments with basement carparking levels and provisions for ground floor cafe, plaza and landscaping.

Arvia Apartments

Arvia Apartments

Client: Watt Street Developments & Stronach Property
Architect: Next Architects
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $16.2 m
Completion date: August 2011

The project is a mixed use building consisting of 3 levels of basement parking for 52 vehicles, ground level electrical substation, communal spaces and 10 levels of residential apartments above ground. It also contains public domain improvements, servicing and storage areas together with the provision of associated services, and drainage infrastructure.

Macleay Street Luxury Apartments

Macleay Street Luxury Apartments

Client: Kavia Holdings
Architect: Collard Architects
Delivery Form: Detail Design & Construct
Location: Potts Point, NSW
Value: $16.3 m
Completion date: September 2009

The Macleay St, Potts Point project comprised of the design and construction of a luxury residential development with seven luxury residential units and two levels of basement parking, swimming pools, ground floor retail tenancy, and a luxury penthouse. The building was designed by renowned Interior Designers BKH and the exterior concept design was carried out by Ercole Palazzetti.The lift from security parking and store room takes tenants directly into their own lobby. Common areas feature large areas of glass with marble floors, bespoke cabinetry, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning. The kitchen includes Miele and European appliances with Caesarstone benchtops and timber veneer panels. Other characteristics include:
•  Marble floored main bedrooms include their own balcony, sensor-lit walk in robe, and marble ensuite with double vanity, deep bath, separate shower & separate wet closet.
•  2nd master bedroom includes own balcony, walk in robe, and marble ensuite
•  3rd double bedroom includes marble ensuite and built in sensor-lit wardrobe
•  Large separate TV room/study/home office or 4th bedroom is superbly wood panelled & includes an abundance of sensor-lit concealed storage cupboards
During construction Richard Crookes Constructions proposed installation of full height double glazed UV glass was used in lieu 2.1m standard glass with an air conditioning boot for cooling to fully utilised the panoramic views. The Richard Crookes Constructions alternative improved the marketability and sale price of the Penthouse.
Richard Crookes Constructions also redesigned external walls using a Dincel Wall Construction System to alleviate cost to the client for obtaining approval to access adjoining properties. Dincel is a factory made, permanent concrete forming system that can be used for load bearing and non-load bearing concrete walls for above or below ground applications. Also, a Hebel façade was erected in lieu of brickwork as an innovative initiative by Richard Crookes Constructions due to restricted access.
Site access was a major problem during the 70 week construction of the apartments. Work near or on the boundaries of the site was restricted due to the proximity of the neighbours. Airspace access was also major issue for this site. Choosing the right sized crane which was suitable for this constrained site yet tall enough to exceed the height of surrounding buildings was critical.
Having to work around construction / work zones and managing traffic required careful coordination and planning by Richard Crookes Constructions. We achieved a great end result on this project with a quality finished product which we are proud to have been involved with.

Lee Wharf, Newcastle

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Client: Lee Wharf Developments Pty Ltd
Architect: Crone Partners
Delivery Form: Detail, Design & Construct
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $110 m
Completion date: July 2009

Lee Wharf is a vibrant mix of residential, commercial, retail, restaurants and public open spaces situated on Newcastle Harbour. RCC delivered all 3 stages of the project across 2 multi-storey buildings and 1 single storey building over a common basement carpark which provided off-street parking for 175 vehicles.

  • Stage 1 – Completed in July 2006 and consisted of 123 residential waterfront apartments ranging in building heights of four to nine levels over two basement carparks, cafes, restaurants, a floating pontoon, retail stores and a 4,800m2 landscaped public domain.
  • Stage 2 – 7 storeys containing 76 residential units to be run as a Chiefly Hotel with 500m2 of retail space.
  • Stage 3 – Three buildings consisting of 70 apartments and 12 commercial suites. One of the buildings includes 11 ground floor retail/restaurant spaces, a single-story glass pavilion and the restoration of the former Lee Wharf C railway storage shed which houses a boutique hotel and restaurant.

The Bondi Apartments

The Bondi Apartments

Client: 152 Campbell Parade P/L
Architect: PTW Architects
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Bondi, NSW
Value: $31.5 m
Completion date: May 2009

“The Bondi” included the refurbishment of the existing nine storey Bondi Motel which fronts Campbell Parade on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. The project comprised 32 luxury apartments and penthouses with premium fixtures and finishes and includes modern car parking facilities using a compact car stacker. The ground floor of the development includes retail tenancies shops, the residential lobby, a new substation, service rooms and car park access.

Early works included removal of old communications tower and AC condenser units, casting of new roof grillage beams and installation of a new telecommunications tower and partial fit out of a new telecommunications equipment room (formerly Lift Motor Room). The existing concrete vehicular ramp at the rear of the building also had to be demolished to provide sufficient off-street space to stand a crane for access to all materials to and from the roof.

As the building was located on busy Campbell Parade and retail tenants continued operating, a stringent traffic management plan was implemented on site to ensure everyone went home safely.

Bowral Heritage Park

Bowral Heritage Park

Client: TAHL Bowral Pty Limited
Architect: Marchese + Popov Architects
Delivery Form: Construct Only
Location: Bowral, NSW
Value: $31.3 m
Completion date: July 2008

Bowral Heritage Park comprises 29 villas and two apartment blocks with 8 units in each, a single storey heritage listed residence with double garage and community indoor pool and gymnasium (presently under construction) set amongst seven acres of landscaped gardens. There are 5 single storey villas and 24 two storey villas. There is a combination of single level and two level villas as well as two off two storey apartment buildings each containing 8 single level apartments and an underground basement parking level. The project is on the old Grand Mercure Hotel site along Kangaloon Road and our scope of work included the demolition of the Hotel.

The project had a contract duration of 67 working weeks. Extreme weather conditions required careful planning and re-programming by our team. With over 70 days of inclement weather on the project, it was still completed on time for our client