Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Contract type: Early Contractor Involvement and Design & Construct
Construction Period: 25 months
The West Franklin Residential Development project is a multi-storey twin tower apartment designed and constructed by Built Environs the heart of Adelaide's CBD.
The buildings consist of a 19-storey north tower, a 17-storey south tower and a 7-storey central podium. The ground floor area consists of large retail spaces with a dedicated entry lobby per tower. A four-level carpark is located above the ground floor.
Apartments range from single bed studios up to four-bedroom penthouses. Residents have the exclusive use of an onsite cinema, golf simulator, sauna, steam room, gym. The north tower also includes a rooftop bar and external terrace outdoor seating area.
Built Environs’ project team worked closely with architect, Brown Falconer, to ensure the external treatments provided a contemporary exterior to the building and added to the durability of the development, whilst meeting the project budget. The building allows natural light and ventilation to flood through the development.
Built Environs fast-tracked construction of the 41,000 m2 twin tower concrete superstructure in just nine months.
The concrete structures were built concurrently, which involved two tower cranes and crews, three person-materials hoists, two twin lift in-situ jump forms, four precast stair cores, structural steel V columns and support structures, and combination of Bubbledeck and in-situ concrete slabs.
The project was delivered ahead of program, LTI-free with a peak workforce of 300 workers.