S.T.K’s structure is now complete! The crane will complete it’s final job installing the glass panels to the upper levels before being removed from site in early November. It’s exciting to see the building from so many places in Melbourne; as you drive down Punt Road in Prahran, when walking around Albert Park and leaving the city on the top end of St Kilda Road, it really is a new icon on the skyline.The internal fit out is also progressing on schedule; sheeting is currently being installed to the walls on level 20 and flooring is being laid on level 10.
The infinity pool and other common spaces are on schedule to be complete in time for the first round of settlement handovers which will occur in late November, just in time for the warmer weather.
The building core has been poured to level 21 with the slab now complete up to level 15. As the tower soars skywards, reaching impressive heights the views are spectacular!
The pool has been poured and stripped, ready for final touches in the coming months and the podium level is now being used to lift and store vital materials for the upper levels. This level will be finalised closer to settlement.
The joinery installation is progressing up the building as construction of the framework for each level is completed.
Works have now commenced on level 10 with the structural slab poured last week. (This is the lower cement slab to support the level above). With the tower rising and the profile of the building taking form, it won’t be long until S.T.K becomes a stunning addition to the
St Kilda skyline.
The podium deck including the infinity pool is now complete and the level 15 lift core is being poured by the jump form. With the pool, gym and yoga room set for a November launch, S.T.K residents can look forward to a very exciting summer ahead.
The fit-out phase is also cycling through the lower floors, with the commencement of kitchen joinery installation to levels 1 to 4. The level of finish to the joinery is outstanding and purchasers will be thrilled with the exceptional quality of their brand new apartments.
This month you will see the site offices on St Kilda Road dismantled as Watpac relocates to the ground floor retail space. An alimak (lift) will take the team and materials up the building while the permanent lifts are being installed.
A prototype apartment has been completed and inspected by Caydon. This is an apartment constructed onsite to ensure quality control for the remainder of the building and Watpac has done an incredible job to produce a premium level of finish. It has set the bar very high for the apartments.
The podium deck is currently being formed, a huge project in itself as the podium encompasses the pool, gym, yoga room and outdoor areas as well as housing the rest of the tower.
On ground level the townhouses are progressing ahead of all of the apartments and services being ‘roughed-in’.
The S.T.K build is gaining momentum and is starting to rise from the ground to re-define the St Kilda skyline.Watpac is on schedule with the basement slabs near completion and the propping being removed in the lower basements to allow services installation to start.
As with all Caydon developments a prototype apartment is completed first onsite to ensure the fit out and build is completed to the highest standard. Watpac and Caydon’s quality control team check everything in the prototype with meticulous detail and once signed off this sets the benchmark for the quality of all S.T.K apartments.
The prototype kitchen and joinery has been produced and inspected by Caydon and the project architect. The finer details have been agreed on and the rest of the apartment kitchens have started production.
2015 will be a busy year at S.T.K with an information night, settlement inspections and early stages of settlement. We’ll give you the latest news and timelines early in 2015.
The basement three slab is progressing and the jump form (form work for the building’s core) has surfaced at ground level.Cranes removing the excavation machinery and the temporary construction lift being installed. The views from the construction sheds, which are affixed to the gantry and represent views at the podium level.
With the extensive basement excavation complete, the focus has turned to commencement of the structure works.
Drive along St Kilda Road and it’s hard to miss the Caydon logo high in the sky beside the new Watpac crane.The excavation and retention piling is now complete and the core of the building (that holds the structure together) and the first basement floor slab have been poured. It won’t be long before S.T.K starts rising out of the ground!
The winter cold hasn’t stopped activity with several machines digging and breaking rocks to establish the base for the stunning tower. The first crane has been installed on site with the second not too far away
The teams are also gearing up for 2 cranes to be assembled on site ready for the main build.
Rows of construction sheds are stacked along the 3 storey gantry that flanks St Kilda Road and prominent signage shows S.T.K as the biggest and best site around!
The piling and excavation work is continuing and a gantry has been installed along St Kilda Road for easy access of building materials.
Crane bases and signage is next on the agenda to be in place this month. Contracting for all services has also started and Builder Watpac, is also on schedule with the team looking forward to working in bayside St Kilda.