Unilodge Gray Street

This purpose built student accommodation building in the heart of Adelaide’s west end comprises 772 beds across a 21,500m2 gross floor area and features the largest green wall in Australia, measuring an impressive 1,764m2.

  • 17 Floors
  • 772 Beds
  • 1764 m2 greenwall

Constructed in 21 months, SYNERGY CONSTRUCT reduced the program time by implementing innovative construction methods, including building three structural steel levels simultaneously and strategically pouring the top level while infilling the structure underneath.

We incorporated innovative materials internally to enhance acoustics, achieve cost savings and minimise environmental impact. Construction time was also reduced by using 644 prefabricated bathroom pods and 564 prefabricated kitchen units.

To ensure quality control, meet program deadlines, and minimise working-at-height risks, we pre-installed windows, sunshades, and greenwall framing into the precast panels offsite, in a controlled factory environment. This approach enhanced efficiency and reduced on-site installation challenges.

By relying on direct labour and personnel rather than sub-contractors, SYNERGY CONSTRUCT maintained full control over the structural cycle times and achieved Practical Completion just 2.5 months after dismantling the crane.

SYNERGY CONSTRUCT was awarded in the South Australian 2020 AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards – Residential Construction – $50 million plus category for the work completed on Unilodge Grey Street project. Additionally SYNERGY CONSTRUCT Project Manager at the time, Heath Price was awarded a Building Professional of the Year award for his leadership on the project.

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