As is typical for renovations to heritage buildings, the façade, front two bedrooms and hallway have all been retained and restored, while the extension and the addition of a second storey are set back from the street to minimise visibility from the front.
As a complex project, APC Build’s involvement early in the design phase proved crucial in achieving a highly efficient timeline and budget and, in turn, a cohesive and thoughtful design. “Chan Architecture engaged us to provide cost estimates and buildability advice at the concept and town planning phases of the design and then again as the working drawings and interior drawings were refined,” says Peter Lo Bartolo, Managing Director of APC Build. As he explains, this approach meant the design was informed by the clients’ budget and therefore “the client could be decisive in how they were investing their money in the build.” Resultingly, no time was wasted in heavy tender, value management or redesign, and the team enjoyed a smooth and enjoyable process, allowing them to focus on high quality execution and detail.
“It was a pleasure working with APC Build on this project. We worked closely with the APC team from an early stage to ensure the project was achievable within the client’s budget, as well as receive feedback in terms of logistics and buildability. During the build APC showed great attention to detail which resulted in a very high quality build which the clients were thrilled with.”
-Anthony Chan, Director – Chan Architecture