Sector

Residential

Subsector

High Rise

Client

Metro Property Group

Completed

2018

Team Leader

Eddie Gangemi

Architect

Cox Architecture

landscape architect

RPS Group

Civil & Structural Engineer

Fidelis

Electrical Engineer

Nielsens Electrical

Mechanical Engineer

Global Air

Hydraulic Engineer

Christopher Contracting

Lift Consultant

Kone

Building Certifier

McKenzie Group

Town Planner

RPS Group

Quantity Surveyor

Napier & Blakeley

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$189.5M

Total project value

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245

Total weeks to build

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634

Apartments

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3

Towers

Newstead Central is a multi-stage residential development in the heart of the vibrant inner Brisbane precinct of Newstead; which has been experiencing major urban renewal. Concurrent construction of stages two (St Tropez) and three (Laguna) was completed in 2017, with both achieving practical completion early. Stage four (Capri) successfully reached completion in April 2018.

Eddie Gangemi's team was awarded this design and construct contract as the result of a competitive tender against six other builders. The differentiating features of our proposal were: a holistic approach incorporating an innovative construction methodology, and an ability to reduce time and add value by improving the net saleable area (NSA) which ultimately increased the Client's overall revenue on this project. Our novel proposal to commence construction while simultaneously performing 'mining' works to dig out the basement levels was the cornerstone of our approach. By re-designing the foundations of the basements and creating additional residential units without altering the gross building area (GBA), we were able to save millions of dollars for the Client and reduce the overall programme by almost ten months.

The geotechnical conditions of the site were particularly challenging, with a large component of marine mud, incorporating an element of acid sulphate and other contaminates. As a result of these poor conditions, the soil had no bearing capacity, requiring the installation of foundation piles from street level and the use of long reach excavators. Hutchies implemented a cased secant wall solution which is a series of piles that interlock and minimise water penetration.

The project team worked closely with the local community to minimise disruption due to noise and impact on foot and vehicular traffic; whilst supporting and promoting nearby eateries and other small businesses. Funds were raised for charities through on site initiatives.

Awards

Newstead Central (Stages 2&3)

2018 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards Queensland Building Professional of the Year - Eddie Gangemi

2018 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards Queensland Residential Construction over $100M

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$121M

Project value*

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69

Weeks to build

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231

Apartments

*Combined Stage 2 & 3 project value

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$121M

Project value*

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88

Weeks to build

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193

Apartments

*Combined Stage 2 & 3 project value

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St. Tropez & Laguna Construction Timelapse

 
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$68.5M

Project value

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119

Weeks to build

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210

Apartments

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Renders

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St Tropez

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Laguna

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Capri

Newstead Central

High Rise

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