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August Apartments

The August Apartments is a unique residential development that’s been designed to incorporate textures and materials taken from the natural environment to offer a lifestyle that is both beautiful and sustainable.

Surrounded by magnificent sprawling parklands, the complex features 19 apartments across three levels located close to the bustling Balwyn Village. 

With a stylish contemporary façade and beautiful timber floors, stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances, these residences exemplify superior ease-of-living and intelligent design management, remaining both connected with and complementary to their natural surrounds.

Figurehead were brought in to oversee the design development and construction of this project while it was still in the early planning stages. This allowed us to apply our expertise and specialist knowledge to the entire design and construction process, ensuring maximum structural efficiency and buildability were achieved in line with the client’s established budget. 

Some innovative adaptations to the original design plans resulted in a 90% reduction in the amount of structural steel required, representing significant savings for the client with no impact on the building’s integrity or high-quality finish.

Once construction had commenced, the site location of the August Apartments required Figurehead to arrange for a full shutdown of a narrow side-street to implement the use of a crane at one point during construction. However, even with a lengthy setup due to the limited area for site amenities, Figurehead completed this project in June 2014, six weeks ahead of its contracted completion date. 

“They comfortably exceeded our expectations at every stage through their expertise in design management, construction methodology and cost control”

- Adam Wulff | Wulff Projects