Watergate Apartments Melbourne

  • Watergate Apartments Melbourne

    Watergate Apartments Melbourne

Project details: 

APP acts as Independent Assessor for the Watergate project in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct

It was a request that is commonly made of APP – to act as Independent Assessor between the developer and a client, in this case the Docklands Authority, to verify that the developer was adhering to the development agreement, and provide expert input in the event of a dispute arising between the developer and Vic Urban.

The Watergate Apartment complex is located in the heart of Melbourne’s Dockland Precinct and the development process required that an independent assessor be appointed to ensure the Developer complied with the Development Agreement.

APP’s role was to review and advise in the event of a dispute between the Developer and Vic Urban, and independently advise both parties regarding the responsibilities outlined in the Development Agreement.  This involved reviewing development documentation, regular site inspections, reporting and attendance at Project Control Group meetings.

The Watergate Apartment Development is a landmark building in the heart of Melbourne’s Dockland precinct.  There are 348 apartments in total, including four penthouse apartments, and it includes a gymnasium, lap pool and communal outdoor area, large entrance foyers and undercover parking for tenants.  There is also a separate public car park and commercial space at ground level now occupied by various businesses and restaurants.

“It was an awkward situation because we had to independently assess the entity who appointed us and who were paying our fee,” says Simon Mathieson, APP’s Victorian Manager, Project Management. “Baracon respected our position right the way through and immediately reappointed APP to serve as the Independent Assessor for the “Site One Docklands Development” which is a commercial and office development spread over five levels.”

Project summary: 

  • Client: Baracon Group
  • Value:  $100m
  • Services: Independent Assessor
  • Sectors: Residential, Retail
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC