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The Lakehouse Apartments

The Lakehouse is a unique mixed purpose development as part of the Edgewater Harbourside Precinct vision.

Quick Facts

Project Type Apartments and Commercial, Civil
Project Materials Concrete, Steel
Construction Budget $15 to 20 million
Project Size Large
Completed Project Yes
Completion Date 2010

Map Location

51 Cumberland Drive, Maribyrnong, Victoria

Project Team

Client GRD Property
Builder Hamilton Marino Builders
Architect Mills Gorman Architects

Project Description

The Lakehouse is a unique mixed purpose development as part of the Edgewater Harbourside Precinct vision.  The development takes full advantage of the waterfront location with views of the Maribyrnong River and the city skyline.

The building is split over 4 levels with one 86 car basement, restaurant, cafe and 63 apartments.  The building footprint extends over 2800m².

The structure designed by MacLeod Consulting includes:

  • Post-tensioned in-situ floors supported on reinforced concrete columns and walls
  • Precast concrete stair cores
  • Suspended basement floor slab
  • Footings are 16 metre long piles driven into the Moray Street Gravel beneath the Coode Island silt upper soil layers
  • Precast panel retention system seated on the basement slab ring beam, pinned into the ground floor slab
  • Lightweight timber and steel beams and column roof structure

A particular challenge of this project was the curved building end facades. The structural solution included cantilevering reinforced concrete beams to allow for the curved construction, optimising views onto the river and to the city beyond.

As part of creating an eco-friendly building, MacLeod Consulting included a 13,000 litre rainwater tank into the basement slab to collect roof water runoff for recycling.