Cairns sky to ignite with $400 million tower


Hutchinson Builders are expected to commence work of their Nova 8 residential and commercial tower in Cairns this week.

The $400 million building will be 17 storeys and will require up to 1000 workers.

Excavators will begin on the Spence Street property of Singaporean Aspial Corporation’s first venture in the city after they were given the all clear this week.

Ten workers will initially be employed before rising to 30 as development progresses.

A marketing sales suite will be the first order of business in the building.

Hutchinson Builders are the main contractors and Kelly Development Services will serve as the project managers.

Kelly Development Services’s Kelly Wickham

 told the Cairns Post, Singaporean-based World Class Land were mindful of the economic impact the project will have on the area.

“As a result all consultants WCL has appointed to work on the project currently are locally well-established businesses,” she said.

“It was an important consideration on WCL’s behalf when requesting tenders for construction that the companies approached were local with a solid reputation for using local, quality people and products.

“Hutchinson Builders were chosen through the vigorous tender process due to their loyalty to the Cairns community, their longstanding business strength in the local industry and their demonstrated ability to achieve predetermined time frames and the desired built form result.”

The multi-million sales gallery is estimated to be completed in 12 weeks.

Hutchinson’s Cairns Team Leader Paul De Jong

said there was a preference to use local subcontractors and suppliers on the project.

Hutchinson Builders has a long history of development in Cairns following the Cairns Hospital’s emergency department extensions, the Bluewater canal estate at Trinity Park and the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.

Image via Aspial Corporation's artist impression 

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