Bent Street Apartments, SA
Project duration: April 2003 to October 2004
Value: $18 million
Contract type: Negotiated Lump Sum
Summary: Centrally located in the East End precinct, the eight-level Bent Street Apartments building accommodates two levels of basement car parking, three commercial tenancies and 100 apartments, including 10 penthouse style dwellings.
During construction, Built Environs handled the tight access conditions and closeness to sensitive business neighbours with both ingenuity and diplomacy. This resulted in zero complaints lodged by any of the neighbouring businesses.
To manage the busy pedestrian and vehicular traffic in Bent Street, Built Environs consulted with the Adelaide City Council to develop a safe and efficient system to overcome traffic concerns throughout construction.
The proximity of the apartments to live music venue, the Austral Hotel, demanded a high level of soundproofing, involving triple-glazing to the eastern end apartments and double-glazing further along the northern façade.
Built Environs completed construction of the striking apartment building on schedule and within budget.