RCP has been engaged to provide project management and programming services for Sydney based Galileo Group’s first foray into the Brisbane market. A $50.5 million twin-tower residential development ‘ARENA’ consists of 191 one, two and three bedroom apartments designed by Ellivo Architects.
Appointed in September 2012, RCP led the project team in the preparation of design and contractual documentation. Tendered on a design and construct contract, negotiations were successfully concluded with Hutchinson Builders in May 2013, with site works commencing in mid June 2013. Positioned to take advantage of living in Brisbane’s vibrant inner city areas, the two 12 storey podium towers using chopstick columns have been designed to ‘float’ over an urban courtyard and ground level plaza retail. The complex includes a sub-tropical outdoor swimming pool, barbeque pavilions and gymnasium.
Launched to the market in March 2013, the project has proven to be very successful for Galileo with very strong sales commitment so far. RCP’s role continues through the delivery of the ‘ARENA’ project as Project Manager and Principal’s Representative. Completion of the project is programmed for December 2014.