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Sanctum Apartments

Designed to offer ‘a bayside living experience without peer’, this stunning development of 14 luxury two-and-three bedroom residences sits in the heart of Brighton’s celebrated Golden Mile, just metres from Port Phillip Bay. It features a single level basement car park, a ground floor transfer slab and two levels of concrete and block work. Thoughtful contemporary design, expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces and superlative quality fittings, fixtures and finishes mark this as a project of absolute distinction.

This $9M development required a builder who could deliver exceptional quality and flexibility to meet the high-end specifications of clients and investors who would accept nothing less than perfection.

Following a traditional tender submission process, Figurehead was nominated as the preferred builder for this project following strong recommendations and endorsement from a number of referees.

We submitted a highly competitive cost estimate and, although ours was not the lowest initial submission, strong financier endorsement and an existing professional relationship with the sales and marketing agent made Figurehead the clear choice in the eyes of all key stakeholders. We won the project and commenced construction on site in November 2012.

While Figurehead was not involved in the pre-construction design management, only a handful of the 18 proposed apartments had been sold at the time we commenced building on site. As construction progressed, investors began purchasing multiple apartments to combine and create larger, even more spectacular residences. Due to the high-end nature of the project, the purchaser amendments were substantial and complex, including over 100 modifications to the original plans.

Although these design revisions represented a unique challenge to our construction program, Figurehead’s expert team of consultants closely managed the design modifications at every stage, successfully incorporating the new apartment mix while maintaining the original feasibility and delivery schedule of the project.

The Sanctum Apartments project was delivered in early April 2014, in line with the original contract completion date. It has since been nominated for a 2014 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Award for Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings.