Situated on the north shore of Brisbane River just a few kilometres outside the CBD, Hamilton Harbour is an exciting mixed use development with excellent city views up the river.
The project is designed by Cox Rayner Architects and is a joint venture between developers Devine Limited and Leighton Properties.
The first stages of the project saw two residential buildings constructed, both of which have been fully completed with residents already moved in. The final stage will see an additional residential tower and up to two commercial buildings built on the site.
The first two residential towers, Harbour One and Harbour Two, are 22 and 19 stories respectively. They were constructed simultaneously and completed in November 2011.
The third stage commenced as these buildings neared completion, when construction of Riverside Hamilton, a twenty storey residential tower began.
The first commercial office building, named “KSD” after the adjacent Kingsford Smith Drive, is 5 levels high and presently under construction.
G.James has been working to supply windows, doors, shop fronts and façade glazing for all four of the present buildings.
Reducing Traffic Noise
While energy efficiency is one of the most important factors in the design of a building, given the close proximity to busy Kingsford Smith Drive careful attention has been taken to achieve a high standard of acoustic performance as well.
To achieve these ends, a number of high performance products have been incorporated into the design.
- Apartments with sliding doors incorporate the G.James 445 series sliding door system, and are glazed with IGUs for their sound deadening properties. The fixed windows use the 451 and the higher rated 651 series pocket framing systems, also both designed for accommodating IG units.
- Alfresco bi-fold doors in the apartments use the 477 series bi-fold door, with a 550 series glass balustrade on the balconies for excellent views.
- The ground floors of the residential buildings have been glazed using the 650/850 series shop front glazing system.
Acoustic performance was particularly important for apartments on the road side of Riverside Hamilton. In these apartments an acoustic door arrangement was used to achieve excellent noise isolation, comprising a 445 series external sliding door with a 245 series internal sliding door.
The simultaneous construction of Harbour One & Two initially posed some challenges for the G.James Eagle Farm factory, as it was already working on two other high rises at the time. To cope with the demand, the work was spread between the Kingsford Smith Drive and Gold Coast factories to deliver results on time.
At present, construction on Riverside Hamilton is wrapping up and work is well under way on the commercial KSD building. G.James has commenced work installing frames for the ground floor shop front, and will be installing the curtain wall façade in the coming months.
G.James is pleased to have been working very closely with Devine on this project to achieve the desired outcomes, and look forward to further developing our working relationship. Stay tuned for the final article and more photos of the finished project.
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