Stephen Fitzpatrick is the General Manager of TWT, an Australian-based development company which currently has development projects in three seperate states. The Urban Developer caught up with Stephen to talk about the company, the community and his thoughts on business.
You'll see it in the foyers, in the design, in street art and in the culture we foster. You’ll feel it in the environment, the way you experience living in our buildings, and the sense of community spirit that it instils.
TWT also helps to nurture this artistic expression in others. We give entrepreneurs in the creative arts fields space to flourish by providing 4,500 square metres of free space within five TWT-owned buildings at St Leonards. Artists, art galleries, recording studios, photographers, fashion designers, clothing manufacturers, performance artists, multi-media firms, film production companies and theatrical groups are all using the space in Chandos and Atchison Streets, and Atchison Lane, to activate the precinct with fine-grain creative businesses.
Q. What can you tell us about TWT’s upcoming projects?
We currently have a number of projects in the pipeline in three different states:
TWT's vision for their St Leonards precinct.
TWT is also the founder of the Bridging Hope Charity Foundation which supports programs that help local communities and not-for-profit humanitarian organisations. Over the last three years Bridging Hope has donated money and supplies valued at more than $1.24-Million.
Q. What do you think is the winning formula for success?
It’s mostly about the people. At TWT, we strive to employ the best team members as well as the finest consultants and contractors so we can see our projects through, from conception to completion. This ensures the best outcomes for our developments. We have a co-operative culture, working together and building on team bonding and growth.
TWT also makes a point to maintain positive relationships with everyone in its network. We work closely with government bodies and respond quickly to their requirements and we have strong support from our financial stakeholders.