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Shortland Waters Retirement Village

Shortland Waters Retirement Village
Aveo Newcastle
Consultancy Agreement
Shortland, NSW
Completion date
July, 2016
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Consultancy Agreement for the design review, cost planning, value management and development of architectural construction documentation for Stage 1 – 50 Independent Living Units at Shortland Waters Retirement Village.

MJH Multi was asked by Aveo to provide construction price estimates for a range of Independent Living Unit (ILU) designs proposed for their new village to be built within Shortland Waters Golf Course. The initial pricing came in over the client’s feasibility estimates.

Aveo and MJH Multi determined the design concepts needed to be reviewed and value managed to not only meet the feasibility price points but to also achieve a better design outcome and meet the requirements of NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004, (SEPP-HSPD). MJH Multi was commissioned to provide the scope and a delivery program for these services.

A Consultancy Agreement was entered into and work commenced on amending/improving the designs as well as pricing and value management of the product. At the same time, the architectural construction plans and other documentation was developed.

MJH Multi worked in concert with Aveo’s Project Team and MJH Multi’s architect to achieve the desired project outcomes. MJH Multi improved the overall design and achieved efficiencies in the designs with a more economical build price for the ILU types. The construction documentation for the ILUs was developed concurrently, ready for construction certificate submission, further improving the efficiency of the process.

Following the sucessful completion of the consultancy agreement MJH Multi was awarded the contract to build Stage 1 of the village consisting of 50 Independent Living Units. The combination of early design involvement, cost control, and close attention to detail in the construction of the homes led to MJH Multi winning the 2018 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards for Specialised Housing for the Shortland Waters project.