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Hobson Gardens

  • Building refurbishment

Brosnan was awarded this sensitive project involving two standalone residential towers – 12 and 9 levels high – undergoing a complete fa├žade remediation.

The scope (which was awarded following the collapse of the existing contractor) included remediation of the existing steel framing, new rigid air barrier, waterproofing, new integrated aluminium windows and doors, and a completely new rain screen facade system.

After it had started, taking over the project presented many challenges; however, the project was completed successfully to the welcome relief of the owners and residents who had endured a protracted project over several years.

The team’s initial challenge was pricing the scope of works as the project was only half complete. Additionally, a further review found defects in the previous work that would need rectifying.

The team established a collaborative working relationship with stakeholders and existing sub-contractors from the outset. This resulted in a pragmatic approach being adopted by the client, consultants and all contractors to create a positive working relationship and unity for the best project outcome.

The building remained occupied (where possible) throughout the renovation works enabled by a programme involving a staged completion and handover of apartments. Gaining trust and carefully managing stakeholder expectations was a priority to ensure minimal disruption and upset to the residents who had already faced many months of construction work.

As well as managing subcontractors, Brosnan was required to facilitate and coordinate with a separate contractor who were engaged directly by the Principal. Brosnan maintained a collaborative approach with open communication throughout.