Commissioned in 2003, ABM Architects designed the new master plan for an existing hotel site in Cairns. The redevelopment master plan was followed with a commission to the design and document serviced apartment buildings over two stages.
As this was a redevelopment, existing retail tenants had to remain operational during construction. ABM Architects carefully planned the design for staging to minimise impact. The design of stage 1 allowed the existing hotel and retail uses to remain on site. Stage 1 included the podium facilities which allowed for the future connection of Stage 2.
Once the existing hotel was decanted, its demolition made way for stage 2.
Stage 1 was completed in 2005 and stage 2 in 2007. The designs took advantage of the sweeping vistas across the Cairns inlet and the mountains range.
ABM Architects designed, documented and assisted the construction management process.