Next are proud to announce that we have won the Master Builders Association NSW Excellence in Housing Award in ‘Home Units $400,000 - $600,000’ category. The Hensley is a mixed use development located on the corner of Bayswater Rd and Ward Ave, Potts Point.
The awards showcase construction excellence, rewarding quality, innovation and outstanding workmanship. The project presented many challenges including restricted access due to its location, the close proximity of rail corridor which runs under the basement carpark, whilst also retaining an existing heritage façade, which is incorporated into the new development. "The challenges Next experienced were the tight, corner block site, which had limited access for material handling and storage. Even more challenging was mitigating traffic disruptions to this busy neighbourhood with strict traffic management cycles," stated the Judges, who analyse quality of construction, design challenges, use of materials, value for money and innovation.
The MBA award recognises Next’s expertise in delivering high-end accommodation projects situated in the CBD. The project was approved by the City of Sydney Council through a Design Excellence Award scheme. Our strategy and approach to the project was to ensure the Architectural details were coordinated and resolved to deliver the Architect’s vision, whilst recognising and developing innovative solutions to achieve the design intent in liaison with our Client, Roxy-Pacific and internationally renowned Architects, Woods Bagot.
The building coexists harmoniously with the surrounding heritage architecture, whilst behind its historic façade, delivering a striking contemporary structure incorporating face brick, steel and glass facade. The accommodation is mostly oriented northeast with views to the water at Rushcutters Bay over the city skyline.
"We are so proud of the Next team and the project stakeholders who worked hard to deliver the project", said Next’s CEO, Joseph Di Girolamo, "The Hensley is an exceptional building showcasing our business ethos of building collaboratively with our clients, consultants and subcontractors". The judges were impressed with the "quality of finish, attention to detail and the cordial relationship that still exists between the owner, builder and building manager."