Address: 334 - 336 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Project Value: $25.1 Million
Construction Time: 94 weeks
Architect: Meyer Shircore & Associates Architects
PACT Construction’s long-standing relationship with QUBE Property Group continues after construction of the Urban on Cambridge development.
Urban on Cambridge comprises of 69 one and two-bedroom apartments with large balconies overlooking the lively Cambridge Street in the heart of Wembley. It is the only high-rise development in the area. Set amidst residential and commercial structures, Urban on Cambridge is poised to enrich the streetscape with distinctively urban apartment architecture.
Ground level is dedicated to 5 commercial tenancies, opening up vibrant new retail options on Cambridge Street. Meanwhile, residents enjoy single storey basement parking and end-of-trip facilities, with two lifts providing enhanced serviceability in the building.
Tight market conditions meant PACT was tasked with ‘value engineering’ the works. The company proposed a range of efficient building methods that reduced building costs by over $2.5 million, including performing construction concurrently with the demolition works.
As part of value engineering the project, PACT also offered many premium features as standard. These included wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors, open plan kitchens with reconstituted stone benchtops and glass splashbacks, quality European style appliances, premium quality floor coverings and wall tiling, as well as reverse cycle, split system air-conditioning.
Urban on Cambridge was designed to fall in line with PACT’s commitment to reducing environmental impact. The project features a range of intelligent energy-use initiatives including solar power, motion-sensor and LED lighting, natural ventilation and day lighting by design, as well as energy and water efficient appliances.
The prominent location provided PACT with great exposure, it also presented a range of challenges. With residential and commercial properties surrounding the site, PACT needed to continually liaise with all owners and occupiers to reduce the impact on their day-to-day activities. Local residents were issued with quarterly updates to ensure they are kept fully informed on the progress of site operations.
With all parties satisfied and construction now complete, Wembley has become home to a building of immense quality and timeless style.