As the commercial sector of Exclusive Residence, Bilco has exactly what it takes to complete big projects, such as this three-storey workers’ accommodation located on a sand dune in WA’s northwest.
Paramount to this build was consideration of its location in a cyclone region, requiring a category five building rating. The weather was so temperamental, in fact, that during construction of the project, a cyclone warning was issued, prompting a scramble to tie everything down.
In addition to this consideration, the project needed to be completed as fast as possible, in order to provide accommodation for the neighbouring local and FIFO workers. In all, 56 rooms were constructed in just five months.
Undercover parking and a common lift, as well as eight disabled-access rooms, were also included in the requirements, as was an integrated fire-response system with station alert. On top of this, every room required reverse-cycle air-conditioning, a bathroom, fridge and balcony.
The completed project resembles hotel-style accommodation, bringing style and comfort to this harshest of environments. Built in record time, it stands as an example to the industry of what can be achieved in a tight timeframe.