Granville Place Apartments, Sydney NSW is a development project comprising of three residential towers, each up to 25 storeys containing 617 apartments. The apartments feature contemporary architecture, designer interior finishes with central ducted air conditioning. The facilities include retail, podium roof garden, communal function room, and a library. The development focus is to provide quality and affordable apartments targeting first-time home buyers and young professionals. Therefore, successful contractor tenders required fast and efficient building and installation capabilities.
Pipe Infrastructure Capabilities
This development required service piping to be cost and time-efficient. Allmach’s SurePress 316L stainless steel press-fit pipe and fittings have been used for all the gas, hot-water, and cold-water pipes. Allmach supplied an impressive 10,000m of stainless steel pipe, with accompanying press-fit fittings and custom fabricated manifolds for this purpose.
Challenges and Solutions
Grandville Place Apartments was a very quick-paced project with tight deadlines. The plumbing contractor had previous experience with using SurePress 316L stainless steel press-fit pipe and fittings and had installed it on another three similar jobs since. The system was chosen because it is 10 times faster to install than conventional systems, requires no welding, and the QA checks were easier due to the press-check sleeve film and leak path O-rings. In addition, Allmach’s SurePress could be assembled on-site, making it easier to meet deadlines, saving the plumbing contractor both money and time.