Construction on first apartments set to start in the second half of this year
MELBOURNE, 31 MAY 2019
Frasers Property Australia has announced that it has appointed Hacer Group to build four apartment complexes and a Central Garden at its Burwood Brickworks mixed-use community in Melbourne’s east.
Hacer Group is expected to start construction on the apartment buildings in the second half of this year, while work on the Central Garden will start around mid 2020. Hacer will build all four “Garden” apartment buildings: West Garden Apartments, South Garden Apartments, East Garden Apartments and Plaza Garden Apartments. While construction on all four will start at the same time, West Garden Apartments will be the first to be completed.
The award-winning construction group has a proven track record of delivering projects to the highest standard and on time. Hacer Group was also appointed to build the retail component at Burwood Brickworks, making the total construction contract at Burwood Brickworks valued at more than $150 million.
Burwood Brickworks, located just 19 km from Melbourne’s CBD, will comprise 700 homes including apartments, freestanding and semi-detached terrace homes, 2.5 hectares of open space and parklands, community facilities and two large public spaces connected to an urban plaza adjoining a shopping centre complete with a rooftop urban farm.
“Hacer Group is well-equipped to meet the challenge of delivering on our vision for Burwood Brickworks,” says Sarah Bloom, General Manager – Residential Victoria, Frasers Property Australia.
“We are looking forward to working with Hacer Group and making a start on the first residences at Burwood Brickworks. It will be an exciting milestone not just for us but for everyone who has purchased an apartment.”
Ms Bloom says construction of the Garden Apartment precinct, including the Central Garden is expected to be completed by mid-2021, with the first residents moving in by the end of 2020.
Hacer Group was established in 2000 and has vast experience building a variety of large projects across the retail, residential, commercial, medical, entertainment and sports sectors.
Vin Sammartino, Hacer Group Director, says the company is excited to be involved in the innovative Burwood Brickworks project.
“We have built a robust and longstanding relationship with Frasers Property and look forward to building this very exciting project,” Mr Sammartino says.
“It’s tremendous to be involved in the delivery of this project, which will leave a positive legacy for the residents and the community as a whole.”
The apartment buildings at Burwood Brickworks have been designed to maximise natural light and will feature distinct entry foyers and walkways linking to the retail hub and shared urban plaza. The project is proving popular: to date 235 apartments have sold and just 34 are currently available for purchase.