We are pleased to announce the recent completion of Alto apartments at 10 Claremont Street, South Yarra. This project consists of 118 residential apartments over 17 levels with a triple basement car park. Construction was complicated due to the small size of the site, however with careful planning the site team delivered the project ahead of schedule. An innovative approach was required to enable construction of the 3 level basement, with Golder Associates being engaged to undertake modelling of the retention system. The modelling allowed the construction of a thinner structural system giving sufficient clear width in the basement to facilitate an efficient car parking arrangement. The architects, Hayball, were inspired by the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida for the facade design. This features a shotblast finish to the precast panels which have been poured with ‘brightonlite’ aggregate.