Sold! Modularity delivers developer's display suite in record time
Just three months was all Rendine Constructions needed to turn an ambitious idea into a new, bespoke display suite, ready for occupancy by Gen Fyansford property developers ICD Property and Supalai.
The ambitious brief utilised all the benefits of our proprietary modular construction system, Modularity, and hit every deliverable - speed was of the essence, but equally important to the client was our assurance of a fully bespoke design combined with budget certainty.
“It was a very impressive effort,” confirms project manager Michael Scaife, of property development firm Sinclair Brook, who was acting on behalf of developers ICD Property and Supalai.
“It was a competitive tender, and Rendine sold us on the design and their vision. But they also really came through on the tight timelines needed. From the outset they said, 'we can do this', and they did exactly what they said.”
The project was led by Rendine Constructions Business Development Manager and architect John Baxter, who began with simple sketches and a small set of rearrangeable cardboard modules. The design was conceived to reflect the values of the residential estate being developed around it - modern, attractive, high-quality and family-friendly.
The project took shape within days and progressed to the start of construction in our modular factory facility, where 85 per cent of the build process was handled by our in-house team of skilled trades, an attribute that enables us to commit to the quality and speed required by the client.
Just as impressively, the site in Dell Boulevard, Fyansford, was transformed in under a week - within six days we placed the footings and fully installed the 130-square-metre suite, which will act as a Sales Centre for the Gen Fyansford housing estate.
The display suite comprises the main display floor plus an office and a meeting room, and store/toilet facilities. We also included an entry with both stairs and a ramp, and a large external deck. An eye-catching pitched roof structure distinguishes the building from its emerging residential surrounds.
Our design team also recommended the building be sited on a five-degree angle, a small but significant change that maximises its visual impact from every angle.
“Rendine delivered a design that was a bit left-field. All the other tenders offered far more generic solutions. Rendine stood out because their design specifically addressed the site, was bespoke and very well resolved,” Michael says.
John Baxter said the project was a model of positive engagement on both sides of the transaction. “They came to us with a well-articulated brief, and within a few days we mocked up a design that ticked the boxes,” he says. “They were quick and positive with their feedback.
“They had some ambitious timelines in mind and because we understand our own capacity and processes so well, we assessed their request and quickly told them 'we can do it'.”
With an eye to the future, Michael says the suite will eventually be relocated - another key benefit of modular construction. “The client intends to develop lots at the Fyansford site for about the next four to five years, after which they will be able to transport this suite to another location,” Michael says. “It's because of that flexibility that they were very happy to make a significant investment in the Rendine structure and process.
“I would definitely use Rendine Constructions again and recommend them to anyone working on projects to a similar scale. For us, it has been an A-triple-plus experience.”