A sleek complex of 64 light and stylish apartments across six levels, the $16M Pier 1 apartments development sits on the waterfront at the beautiful Patterson Lakes Marina and includes above ground parking and a communal rooftop tennis court. Each apartment features natural timber flooring, 2pac joinery and high quality fixtures and finishes throughout.
Precast concrete features heavily in both the contemporary façade and the substructure of the apartments, with exposed finishes and feature aluminium screening adding an element of industrial polish to the modern design.
The developer opted to involve Figurehead early on, bringing us onto the project under an Early Contract Involvement agreement (ECI). This allowed us to coordinate every stage of the four-month design development process, from marketing through to final construction documentation. As a consequence, we were able to deliver an exceptional end product that maintained the client’s budget and delivery expectations without compromising on quality.
The construction program for this project was carefully designed to minimise impact on the local community including existing residents and a neighbouring pub and boathouse. The site’s proximity to Port Phillip Bay presented a number of unique challenges to construction, primarily due to environmental factors like wind load, foundation support and corrosion. To overcome these challenges our team installed a large piling platform with precast piles driven to 12m below sea level and employed non-corrosive construction materials and a durable concrete façade. We also heightened and strengthened the fence around the rooftop tennis court to protect from the extreme winds and designed a customised ventilation system to manage the heat and air of the entirely glass elevator.
Pier 1 Apartments were successfully handed over in December 2017 – five weeks ahead of the contracted completion date.