The project is a 4 storey commercial building undertaken as a design and construct contract for Hargreaves Property Management, with the Department of Family and Community Services being the end user.
As an Australian Government building, it was required to be 4.5 Star NABERS rated and therefore required the design to incorporate many environmentally sustainable and energy efficient features. The building was also built on a derelict service station site that had a number of environmental challenges to overcome, including contamination and hydrocarbon remediation works prior to construction.
The site location also played a major role in the design and material selection with high voltage power lines surrounding the corner site. The construction methodology and this selection of building materials by the project team during the design phase, highlighted Kingston’s innovation and required specialist skills in order to enable an efficient construction program whilst still maintaining a tight budget.
The project was completed on time and budget after an 11 month construction period, with the client and end user thoroughly impressed with the quality of the completed project.
These values underpin how we go about our daily business and define the Kingston way.
We are committed to establishing and investing in long term relationships with clients, staff, communities, suppliers and subcontractors in the absolute belief that this approach creates the greatest value for all.
We recognise the critical importance of environmental sustainability including water and energy efficiency, pollution reduction, recycling and the implementation of best practice urban design principles to protect the future health and prosperity of the planet.
We take great pride in constructing quality buildings with exceptionally high standards of finish and client satisfaction. Kingston has received many industry awards for excellence.