Ireland Brown Constructions (IBC) have been contracted to construct the Flemington Apartments for the Aged Wintringham Housing, located at 136 Mt Alexander Rd, Travancore.
Wintringham is non-profit specialised welfare company that provides housing and care for the elderly and those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The Wintringham Housing project is a 5 level mixed use development consisting of a basement, car-parking, car-stackers, office space, amenities, back of house facilities and 13 apartments. Structural components includes; an in-ground retention system comprising piling, bored piers, ground anchors, blockwork, shotcrete capping beams and walls to form the basement. Blockwork was utilised to form the central lift and fire stair, off-form post tensions concrete to form the suspended slabs, carpentry and structural steel to form the roof framing. The main façade elements will be a mixture of polished blocks, metal wall cladding, weatherboard cladding and feature perforated mesh to enable visible light to enter the escape stairs.
Internally, each of the thirteen one bedroom apartments will feature custom bench-tops, fixtures and fittings to the kitchens, bathrooms and standard services include heating system in the bathrooms and air conditioning throughout. Spacious balcony areas with feature perforated mesh balustrading will complete each apartment. The ground floor office space is complimented by an internal garden and terrace area.
Prior to contract award IBC collaborated with the design team to reduce the overall cost of the project by 15%, this substantial cost saving was achieved by a combination of material substitution and alternative construction methods but without reduction to the building works scope or functionality.
IBC will commence demolition works to the existing building in late 2015 with the project scheduled for completion in mid 2017