Room to move
The boutique development features six tenancies that house hospitality businesses and office tenants, and all are fitted out with kitchenettes and bathroom amenities. Cook Brothers Construction was also contracted for the design and build of some of the tenant fit-outs at the same time as the main build was taking place. The total area covers approximately 700m2, plus a large landscaped courtyard for tenants to enjoy.
The two wings are adjoined by a light and generous hallway off which two bedrooms and the second bathroom are housed in a cosy concrete bunker.
The site was a tricky one for the build team and subcontractors to navigate. A 4-metre vertical cut along the Arrow Lane boundary meant that an engineered retaining wall had to be erected, which left very little room for construction workers and road users. This required a great deal of planning and preparation so as to minimise the impact on the public, while maintaining efficient workflow and keeping to programme.
Wrangling the Winter
With part of the build taking place during the harsh Southern Lakes’ winter, the build team also had to contend with temperatures that dropped to as low as minus 13 degrees on some mornings.
Project management ensured that large heaters and fire barrels were kept on site during these times so that the freezing weather didn’t disrupt and cause delays.