253-255 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW
Project: 100 Residential Apartments plus Retail
Value: $42 Million
Completion date: October 2016
Construction time: 25 months
The Capitol development consists of 100 residential apartments across 18 levels, with 2 levels of retail and 3 level of below ground basement car parking.
The slender building structure incorporates a combination of precast concrete blade walls with full height window and balcony door glazed panels.
The facade of the building is made up of adjustable floor to floor vertical louvre panels with shading and privacy and gold coloured “alpolic” bands to the slab edges.
The roof top at level 21 is the building’s common B.B.Q area comprising of bench seating, paving and landscaping.
The project also incorporated road widening to Oxford Street and Pine Lane including main services relocation and installation works.
A logisitcal challenge for the project team was operating within a heavily congested and main arterial road within Bondi Junction along with the occupation of Oxford street amongst other large construction projects for the likes of the erection and dismantle of the tower crane.
After commencing excavation works, it was found the shoring system of the existing neighbouring property was insufficient and was at risk of failing. As a result, Icon spent approximately 2 months underpinning the neighbouring property to reinforce the neighbouring shoring wall and allow the Project to continue.