The Burwood Brickworks residential community reached a major construction milestone this week, with all four apartment buildings currently under construction officially ‘topping out’.
Construction of the apartment buildings at Frasers Property Australia’s newest community in Melbourne’s east is three weeks ahead of schedule, a notable achievement given the challenges of social distancing faced by construction workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Usually topping out ceremonies provide a welcome chance to celebrate project milestones and are a longheld tradition in the construction industry. However, 2020 has not been a typical year for construction.
Instead, a small team of key project members marked the occasion with a small gathering and photo opportunity, to fit with current social restrictions during the pandemic.
General Manager Residential Victoria for Frasers Property Australia, Sarah Bloom, said the topping out milestone is great news for residents eager to move in.
“It’s fantastic to see the progress of all four apartment buildings and it means we will welcome the first of our new apartment residents by Christmas,” Ms Bloom commented.
“The Burwood Brickworks community is really beginning to take shape. It’s exciting to be able to focus on positive outcomes for the construction industry at the moment, we are thrilled with the progress to date on site. A big congratulations to all the teams involved in achieving this important milestone.”
The buildings comprise 267 apartments in total and are being constructed by Hacer Group. Hacer Group will now complete the interior of the buildings with the first apartments expected to be completed in December.
Burwood Brickworks is located approximately 19 kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD.
The vibrant new community offers a mix of housing options, ample open space, a retail and entertainment precinct, medical and childcare centres and even a rooftop urban farm.