Australian National Construction Review
Growthbuilt provides solutions for design and construction projects across a diverse range of public, private, corporate and institutional sectors. Specialising in project management, design and construction services, including new developments, refurbishments and fitouts, and adaptive re-use, Growthbuilt have been in the industry for over 12 years and have a reputation for completing projects of a highest quality, on time and within budget.
Growthbuilt were engaged for the design and construction of 140 apartments with four basement levels that would make up The Carl. Demolition commenced in June 2015 and work continued through to mid-2017. At the job’s peak there were approximately 150 subcontractors onsite across a variety of trades.
“Growthbuilt prides itself on providing intelligent and cost-effective solutions for construction complexities,” says Growthbuilt Joint-CEO, Peter Sukkar. The building design at The Carl consists of two buildings, the tallest being 18-storeys high, with four underground carpark levels and the other 6-levels of residential apartments. Being one of Carlingford’s tallest and most complex apartment buildings, the project involved numerous subcontractors, consultants and suppliers onsite at any one time, as such risk management was of paramount importance to Growthbuilt. This was compounded with added complexity to the construction logistics caused by an existing incomplete excavation adjacent to the basement of The Carl.
“Growthbuilt prides itself on providing intelligent and cost-effective solutions for construction complexities.”
Director & Joint CEO
According to Construction Manager, George Bitar, “The development next door came to a complete stand still whilst our construction methodology was adapted to include the management of any risk associated in undermining the adjacent development’s piles. Test pits were excavated to determine depth of piles and a design was carried out and executed to ensure no piles were undermined, compromising the adjacent development.”
This is just one example of how Growthbuilt have built their reputation as a specialist organisation in the construction industry, placing their focus on solutions driven project management, competitive pricing, value management, custom engineering, innovation, diversity and collaboration, and integrity with the community. It is policy at Growthbuilt to challenge the status quo, creating value engineered alternative designs for our clients, determining innovative construction methodologies, as well as undertaking appropriate risk assessments, commencing at conception, then carried out through to design and delivery.
Growthbuilt has undertaken numerous other complex and award-winning projects in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs. A selection of these include: the $70 million residential development One Avon in Pymble consisting 174 apartments; the renowned Griffiths Teas redevelopment including two levels of high end retail, housing the infamous Chin Chin restaurant and 37 Luxury Apartments; the redevelopment and additional level at Windeyer Chambers, a commercial asset on Macquarie Street, including a high end commercial fitout; the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, heritage building upgrade for the City of Sydney; Ashlar in Surry Hills, a 6-storey mixed-use development with 25 residential units and two commercial tenancies and basement parking; the Majestic at Petersham, an adaptive re-use of a performance space; and the award winning Red Lantern restaurant in Darlinghurst.
Growthbuilt’s clients come from across all sectors and are as varied as the project they deliver. With a commitment to consistently deliver quality service that adds tangible value to a project and the client, Growthbuilt has a client-centric philosophy and delivers best-practice construction management for a diverse range of projects. This is combined with a dedicated front-end bid, brand, marketing and business development team that have built an extensive network of reliable supply chain partners.
This article was originally published in the Australian National Construction Review, July 2017. View the original article here.