The Norwest Quarter masterplan by Mulpha Australia is a forward-looking development with a focus on innovation and sustainability. The development targets the need for mixed-use neighbourhoods and aims to create communities that residents can feel a part of. The zero-carbon development will revitalise the Norwest corridor, comprising nine residential towers housing over 2000 residents across 3.8ha of greenfield including retail and commercial space, public domain areas and community driven amenities.
A significant highlight of the development is Mulpha’s commitment to addressing climate change by creating a cooler urban environment while offering numerous benefits to future residents. The sustainable development aims to achieve net zero-carbon emissions which will result in lower energy bills and improved wellbeing through healthier buildings, better air quality, and increased access to nature.
The buildings will feature rooftop solar panels, fast electric vehicle charging, and efficient centralised air-conditioning. Compared to typical code compliant apartments, each unit in Norwest Quarter will consume two-thirds less energy, allowing residents to embrace a zero-carbon lifestyle at reduced cost of up to 25 percent.
MBM’s team, led by Director, Richard Smith, and Associate Director, Kelvin Perrie, have worked closely with the client and project team throughout the much anticipated $1B development. The scope of services includes cost planning, pre-tender estimates, procurement strategy advice, value engineering, progress claim and variation assessments. MBM‘s involvement and accurate cost planning from the outset has given the client confidence to make decisions around the extensive scope of sustainability initiatives that afford the development its unique leading status.
Jan Van Der Bergh – Senior Development Manager at Mulpha, said “Throughout the design and delivery of Norwest Quarter, MBM were an invaluable part of our consultant team where Mulpha sought to raise the bar on sustainability, design excellence, and biodiversity. This period was also exposed to extreme volatility, with rising prices resulting in increased builder insolvencies. MBM assisted in providing invaluable guidance throughout this process to de-risk, minimise cost, and maximise value.“
Kelvin Perrie noted that “It’s great to be involved with a project with a genuine focus on creating a climate conscious environment for the residents and the wider community. This development is really leading the way in sustainability on such a large scale and hopefully more developments follow Mulpha’s lead.“
The current stage commenced construction in August 2022 and is due for completion in late 2024.