About the McCabe Street project
Embracing coastal and riverside living, The Taskers Living development on McCabe Street is a mixed use, predominantly luxury residential venture.
Building on the success of Bluewater, Scarborough, the project commenced in 2016. Designed by award winning Hillam Architects, it comprises 98 apartments, 11 townhouses and two commercial tenancies.
The five stages of development on this site have set a new benchmark for luxury apartment living in Perth, Western Australia. Stanley and Bryan were part of the cost management and construction phases for each of these stages and look forward to partnering with Gary Dempsey Developments’ upcoming developments.
The amenity is proposed to include basement carparking, podium level landscaping, makers space, gymnasium, Yoga/Pilates space, massage lounge, lap pool, outdoor cinema, public open space, rejuvenation, and more.
Currently in the cost planning and procurement phase, this development will represent the largest single stage development on McCabe Street with a project cost of around $90M.
Challenges & solutions
Our foremost priority with every project is to understand our client’s vision. In partnering with Taskers, we ensured that the cost plans accommodated their vision from the outset. Failing to understand this would result in failure to make appropriate allowances for the acoustic performance targets, energy efficiency targets, future proofing (EV charging stations, drone docking etc.), and lifecycle targets for corrosion protection, serviceability and so on. In turn, this would entail poor cost planning advice.
As our clients have come to know and trust, we listen attentively and work proactively through every stage to ensure our advice aligns with the project (and company) vision.
In addition to providing cost planning, we also extended support during the build phase to ensure integral transition of the vision into reality. We provided due diligence and ongoing progress reports to the financiers, ensuring that their interest in the developments were sustained and risks were managed appropriately.
Investigations and reporting had to be especially thorough given the contractual proximity of the developer and contractor. Our work allowed the projects to progress through construction without funding problems.