Transformative triumph: Building Engineering unveils Twenty8 Freshwater Place

Melbourne’s iconic skyline welcomes a new era of sophistication with the completion of the Twenty8 Freshwater Place project, an exemplary sustainable mixed-use development nestled within the heart of Melbourne’s bustling CBD. This redevelopment project at Freshwater Place, a premier commercial tower, represents a harmonious fusion of innovation, convenience, and environmental responsibility.

Revitalising elegance in the heart of Melbourne

Engaging the expertise of Building Engineering, the team was secured to revitalise the ground floor foyer. This undertaking involved extensive structural modifications and comprehensive refurbishment works across the entire ground level, setting the stage for an exceptional transformation.

This revitalisation involved extensive structural modifications, setting the stage for an exceptional transformation. The newly extended lobby exudes thoughtful design, featuring inviting neutral tones, biophilic greenery, and dedicated concierge services.

An exciting addition, ‘The Green Room,’ connects seamlessly to the main lobby, providing a dynamic space for gatherings and events. Communal breakout areas and informal meeting spaces further enhance the area’s appeal, catering to both current and future tenants.

Throughout this remarkable journey, Building Engineering ensured the building remained fully operational, ensuring uninterrupted access and minimal disruption to existing tenants, visitors, and other building users. This unwavering commitment to seamless service underscores Building Engineering’s dedication to delivering an exceptional experience during this exciting transformation.

Cale Halasa, Construction Manager, shares his perspective:
“Twenty8 Freshwater Place is a testament to our unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence in construction. Our team’s dedication, paired with the seamless operation of the building during this transformation, underscores our promise to deliver exceptional quality and service in every project we undertake.”

Elevating quality and aesthetics

This comprehensive renovation and expansion project brings cutting-edge features and impeccable finishes, setting new standards in quality. Key highlights include exquisite surfaces, a striking new façade, a dynamic new space ‘The Green Room’, and a welcoming café oasis within the lobby area.

Adapting to change: a successful project management journey

Navigating through shifting requirements and complexities, Building Engineering’s dedicated team ensured the successful execution of the Twenty8 Freshwater Place project. Starting with an initial Early Contractor Engagement (ECI) phase, the Building Engineering team played a crucial role in bringing the project to fruition. This initial involvement allowed Building Engineering to address critical issues related to design, permits, and buildability.

Preserving history with ingenuity

The historic origins of Twenty8 Freshwater Place posed unique challenges, requiring ingenuity and adaptability. Overcoming latent conditions and seamlessly integrating the new façade into the existing building envelope demanded extensive on-site coordination, showcasing Building Engineering’s commitment to overcoming challenges with finesse.

Twenty8 Freshwater Place stands as a beacon of architectural brilliance, a fusion of modern design, environmental responsibility, and practical functionality.

Building Engineering is delighted to have collaborated with esteemed project partners including Bates Smart, WSP in Australia, EDGE Consulting Engineers, Lucid Consulting Australia, Nicolas Building Surveyors, and JLL to successfully bring to fruition this exciting new transformation.

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