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Topping out ceremony - City West Affordable Housing Glebe

3rd May, 2019

Friday 12 April marked a significant milestone for the City West Housing Glebe project, also known as ‘Blackwattle Apartments’ as Kane celebrated the topping out of the multi storey social housing project. 

To mark this achievement, the Kane project team, accompanied by client City West Housing, gathered to the uppermost point of the structure. Adding significance to the ceremony, the tree species - Metrosideros Excelsa (New Zealand Christmas Tree), will return to site in five months’ time where it will be planted in its final resting place on the Level 5 courtyard terrace.

With a workforce exceeding 100 workers, over 170,000 hours worked, over 20 major concrete pours, and over 145 tonnes of reinforced steel spanning 10 levels, the structure is now complete. The critical path now shifts to the external façade and internal fit out. 

The $35 million project designed by Turner Architects, commenced in March 2018, and will comprise 99 apartments with a mix of one, two and three bedroom units, basement parking, multiple commercial tenancies, as well as two landscaped roof gardens. With key design elements including intricate masonry façades, off-form concrete finishes, class two precast panels and polished concrete foyers, Practical Completion is expected in late 2019. 

Congratulations to the project team, City West Housing and key consultants and subcontractors who have all worked tirelessly to reach this important milestone.

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