The Terraces at Kalyra, Belair

Aged Care Residential, South Australia

This project delivered 14 architecturally-designed, state-of-the-art terrace homes constructed within Adelaide Hills Face Zone.

Process

Pascale Construction was the Head Contractor for this unique enterprise known as “The Terraces at Kalyra” after a competitive tendering process. Ultimately their strong relationship with James Brown Memorial Trust based on experience and a dedicated and ongoing commitment to their client’s expectations, provided Pascale with the opportunity to deliver this new level in retirement living in Belair.

The greenfield site was ear-marked for development and was within the Trust’s Kalyra landholding in Belair. Belair is located in the Mitcham Hills – the southern foothills of Adelaide. Kalyra enjoys the same iconic views over Adelaide that is appreciated by the many diners and tourists who flock to the Windy Point Restaurant and Observation Point. For this reason it was paramount that stringent planning and construction practices were put in place to ensure that the delicate relationship with the local surrounds was maintained and not adversely affected.

Resolution

The project was set in a private serene bushland setting, just off Belair Road at Belair. Each contemporary home is fitted out with high quality fixtures, finishes and appliances and offers spacious open plan living, master bedroom complete with walk-in robe and ensuite and a spectacular outdoor deck, taking advantage of the stunning views over Adelaide.

From a construction perspective the project offered Pascale Construction many challenges including management of worker safety on the 1:4 terrain, managing environmental factors including significant tree protection, managing and preventing drag out of mud onto public roads, serviceability and accessibility in all weather conditions - all while maintaining effective relationships with the adjacent stakeholders.

As part of a strategy with managing these challenges, Pascale staggered deliveries of materials and labour resources to minimise the risk to program whilst also being flexible to manage a number of changes throughout the construction process.  We progressively installed and modified full perimeter scaffold systems and provided trafficable matting to provide safe working access around the site.  A continuous process of regular meetings between the Client and Pascale’s contractors resulted in the safe delivery of a quality product whilst also managing value.

The project comprises a combination of load bearing masonry, structural steel and timber framing clad with rendered masonry, cladding systems, performance glazing and bush fire safety features.

The “Terraces at Kalyra” has been the fifth successful collaboration of Pascale Construction and James Brown Memorial Trust. Other Pascale/James Brown Memorial Trust residential construction enterprises have been in Mansfield Park, Findon, Clovelly Park and Campbelltown.

Photos by Corey Roberts