May 17, 2019
Residents Welcome Final Works at The Towers
Far East Consortium and its master builder, Probuild, are completing final works on The Towers at Elizabeth Quay, as The Towers’ first residents prepare to welcome their new neighbours over the weeks and months ahead.
Around 50 residents have moved into their new homes in our stunning apartment development overlooking the Swan River – and are temporarily sharing their unsurpassed views with a team of tradesmen, working hard to ensure that the project is finished off in style.
Final works to the common areas, including the lifts, are being completed, and final touches – and touch ups – to the apartments are in progress.
Far East Consortium senior managers flew in from Melbourne to meet with residents last night (Thursday 16 May) and were extremely pleased to hear the very positive feedback from our new members of this unique ‘vertical community’.
“Many of our residents commented on how impressed they were with The Towers – its location, architecture and amenity – and had been pleased with their experience to date, despite the ongoing works”
“They appreciate that any new home has a settling in period which includes having any issues or defects attended to as quickly as possible – and that’s exactly what we are doing at the moment.”
– FEC General Manager, Rob Cooke
Mr Cooke said that, while most apartments had only a small number of defects, around 10% of the apartments did have a number which FEC considers to be simply unacceptable. The remedying of the defects in these apartments are receiving the highest priority.
A ‘defect’ may be a scratch, chip, glue, cleaning issue, a problem with seal around a window or some other matter that is not the standard expected when moving into a high-quality, luxury apartment. For FEC, the presence of these defects is just not good enough – the project will not be considered complete until everything arrives at the required high standard.
At the same time, engineering and other technical specialists are working to ensure a resolution to the issue of some leaks which have been identified on one level of the basement at The Towers.
The basement is below the water table, adjacent to the Swan River and constructed on reclaimed land. While the building is designed to accommodate these challenging conditions, leaks of this nature are not unusual in a development built so close to the river and even less unusual for a development built on reclaimed land.
Remedial works are being performed by a specialist waterproofing contractor, to industry best practice standards. The works being undertaken adopt the same proven methodology as used for the rectification of similar leakage issue at other high-profile, quality Perth landmarks including the Hilton Perth, Capital Square Tower and Crown Towers, as well as at other major developments in New South Wales and Queensland.
“Residents can be assured that nothing has been identified in these early weeks of The Towers which cannot, and is not, being comprehensively addressed to the satisfaction of Far East Consortium – an organisation with an exceptional track record in large, high-profile developments, and with a significant commitment to Perth and its future”
“We are looking forward to keeping our residents up to date as the works are completed and inviting them to a very special official welcome in the weeks ahead.”
– said Mr Cooke