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