Construction at Ed.Square is set to go up a gear in the next few weeks as work starts on homes.
Frasers Property Australia, the developer behind Ed.Square, recently appointed local company Growthbuilt to deliver the first 184 homes at the community taking shape adjacent to Edmondson Park train station.
Warwick Dowler the development director at Frasers ays Ed.Square is a hive of activity at the moment, with around 350 workers on site each day.
He says it’s set to become even busier in coming months as residential construction begins.
“Following an extensive due diligence and tender process, we are certain Growthbuilt has the capacity to deliver on our vision for quality and innovation at Ed.Square,’’ Mr Dowler said.
The homes at Ed.Square will include a mix of designs and sizes, each with a sustainable focus and an emphasis on quality, and Growthbuilt is the ideal partner to bring these first homes to life.
“The start of construction of the first homes is a major milestone for the new community and we’re pleased to have a company with the local expertise and proven track record of Growthbuilt on board.
We are looking forward to our vision for the masterplan becoming a reality.
“This is a key milestone for the more than 290 people who have already purchased homes at Ed.Square as well as members of the local community who have been excitedly watching the new community take shape adjacent to the Edmondson Park train station.”
Growthbuilt will deliver a mix of Torrens ttle and strata housing including 156 town homes, 14 terrace-style homes and 14 urban lofts with private parking.
The town homes will be set across five blocks, each of which includes a common parking area.
The contract also covers private landscaping, numerous pocket parks and two landscaped ‘mews’ areas with paved shared pedestrian and vehicle zones.
Construction is expected to take 18 months with approximately 200 jobs expected to be created, with many local tradespeople, services and suppliers to benefit from the project.
Growthbuilt is a leader in residential housing, commercial and mixed-use projects and will work with Frasers Property to deliver its vision to create an edgy urban atmosphere in a leafy neighbourhood at Ed.Square.
Growthbuilt managing director Colin Rahim says the company is excited to partner with Frasers Property Australia in the creation of Ed.Square.
“We’re looking forward to getting started,” he says.
Preliminary work will commence this month before geothermal drilling rigs arrive on site in September to begin installing the heating-cooling systems for the homes.
Concrete slabs for the homes will also start being poured in October before walls begin going up the following month.
Mr Dowler says work is also advancing well on stage one of Ed.Square Town Centre, thanks in part to the excellent winter weather and low rainfall.
“With manpower reaching up to 350 workers onsite each day, 150,000 square metres of formwork being erected and 24,000 cubic metres of concrete poured to date, the site is a hive of activity,” says Mr Dowler.
Sydney-based company Probuild was appointed late last year to deliver stage one of Ed.Square Town Centre, which will comprise 25,000 sqm of retail space to create a landmark shopping, dining and entertainment hub for residents and visitors.
It will include an Eat Street, fresh food market place, Event Cinemas complex, water play area and healthcare facilities, as well as approximately 90 specialty shops, a full-line Coles supermarket and Liquorland outlet.
It is set to be completed in the second half of 2020, coinciding with the first residents moving in.