Since its redevelopment, further to the 2000 Olympic games, Sydney Olympic Park has grown into a thriving suburb that offers it all; world-class sporting events and major cultural festivals, unrivalled parklands and an extensive range of shops, bars and restaurants. Understandably, the suburb has quickly become a highly sought-after neighbourhood, offering something for everyone – from businesses to young families. In order to provide potential new residents with greater opportunities, award-winning developer, Mirvac, selected Sydney Olympic Park as the site for its largest single stage residential development. Spread across four buildings, Pavilions offer a vast range of quality apartments and a commercial space surrounded by greenspace – including impressive deposit options for first-time buyers and its first ever ‘build-to-rent’ building.
For Mirvac’s Procurement Manager, Andrew Hogben, sourcing products that would be the right fit for Pavilions and Mirvac’s entry into the build-to-rent market was crucial – with quality being the number one priority. “Rental properties tend to encounter more wear and tear and since Mirvac will be acting as landlord for these properties, we were keen to invest in high quality fittings that would stand the test of time”, Hogben reveals. “ Ensuring every aspect of the building, fixtures and fittings were of the highest quality was key. We wanted to give residents the full ‘Mirvac experience’”, he adds. Another challenge of such a large-scale development was keeping the project on time which, for Hogben and his team, meant efficiency. With long-terms plans to grow its build-to-rent portfolio by up to 5,000 apartments within the next five years, Mirvac saw Pavilions as a chance to establish new standards for fast, safe and efficient building processes.
As a long-trusted partner, Mirvac turned to Caroma to provide all bathroom appliances across the development – in particular, Caroma’s Carboni wall basins, Urbane wall faced toilet suites, Tasman rail showers and Pin shower and basin mixers; “We know that Caroma leads the market when it comes to style, sustainability and quality”, remarks Hogben, “– there’s no comparison on the market, so it was a very easy choice for us”. Another deal-breaker was Caroma’s ability to meet complex supply chain requirements, enabling Mirvac to use an ultra-efficient modular building system, where bathrooms are manufactured and packaged into ‘pods’ before reaching site. The cutting-edge pod concept goes through a rigorous quality assurance process off-site and not only ensures ultimate ease of installation on-site, but means that all bathrooms remain in pristine condition and un-touched until the project is in its final stages.