One of Australia’s largest privately-owned property consultancies, Spiire, has expanded its reach into the Australian Capital Territory.
With a rich history of creating liveable and sustainable developments throughout Victoria and New South Wales over the last 30 years, Spiire will open its new office in central Canberra in early April.
Spiire services the land development market, providing planning, surveying, engineering and landscape architecture services. More recently, the company has added urban design and visual media (Point by Spiire) capabilities to its portfolio to further support its multidisciplinary approach.
“Our move into the ACT was part of a long term strategy to grow geographically as well as our ongoing commitment to help create communities that push the boundaries and satisfy multiple stakeholder needs,” Spiire managing director Mark Breuer said.
Spiire is currently working on one of Victoria’s fastest selling masterplanned communities, Woodlea, developed by VIP and Mirvac, which is located in Melbourne’s western growth corridor and will be comprised of over 7,000 lots when delivered.
During the first 12 months of construction, the Spiire Civil Engineering team was able to meet the strong sales demand and facilitate the commencement of 10 stages (approximately 650 lots) and key trunk infrastructure without major issues.
While delivery is a key focus for Spiire, so is providing unique sustainability solutions which consider the environment, liveability and resident cost savings.
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) awarded Woodlea a national EnviroDevelopment certificate, which recognises the project’s dedication to sustainability. Woodlea is the largest masterplanned community in Australia to achieve all six of the EnviroDevelopment accreditation "leaves" – a performance-based metric capturing ecosystems, water, energy, waste, materials and community.
Spiire already has five offices in Melbourne, Geelong, Albury, Bendigo and Shepparton. The new Canberra office will enable its multidisciplinary team to connect with local clients and provide a responsive, flexible service. Supported by the wider business, the new team will hit the ground running with a core group of local professionals.
"It’s important for us to have a deep understanding of the areas we work in, so that’s why we always ensure we have a local team who understands the market and its conditions,” Spiire Canberra business unit manager Michael Lewis said.
Phil Baird, a principal civil designer with over 25 years’ experience will be leading the new office’s Civil Design team.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to be working for a new player in the market and being part of the evolving development landscape,” says Phil.
Spiire’s team will be operating in the ACT from mid-March with the new office officially opening its doors in early April.