Situated on the fringe of Sydney city in a revitalised, industrial area of Chippendale is Metropole Apartments.
The project consists of eight boutique apartments across five levels with mezzanine bedroom suites for the penthouses and a single level of basement parking.
Built between two street frontages and with two equal height buildings on either side, the project posed extensive planning and building challenges including underpinning of adjoining buildings and shoring to the roadway. The innovative use of hoardings and portable cranes meant we were able to address adjoining owners concerns whilst maintaining a tight program.
The client’s vision for the project was to achieve a renovated warehouse appearance within a new building with exceptionally high quality finishes.
This was achieved by use of a framed concrete structure to maintain the open feel, with the only walls within each unit built around the wet areas. Full height joinery was built between all other rooms to act as a divider and also provide all storage requirements.
All ceilings were left as off form concrete which was given a ‘grain’ appearance by the use of rough sawn timber on our formwork decks. All floors were travertine stone slabs with slab heating and all fittings and appliances were commercial grade European fixtures to maintain the minimalist appearance.
The quality and individuality of the project upon completion meant that discerning buyers paid record prices for the area for all units.