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December 14, 2023

15 Thompson Street tops out in Kensington

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We are thrilled to announce that we have reached the topping out milestone at our 15 Thompson Street project in Kensington, marking the completion of the structural works of our eight-storey project.  

In the construction industry, ‘topping out’ celebrations are traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop of a building’s structure and the project teams come together to mark the occasion.  

Joined by investor partner AustralianSuper and builder partner Hacer Group, we gathered atop of 15 Thompson Street to witness a Eucalyptus tree be hoisted to the rooftop to commemorate a milestone reached and to congratulate all involved on the progress made so far. 

“Reaching top out stage at 15 Thompson Street is another exciting moment for 2023 and represents another step closer to delivering more well-connected, sustainable homes that suit people's needs and budgets.” 

This announcement is one more step towards getting the plumbing right to ensure we can deliver more impact into housing and alleviate some of the symptoms of the housing crisis for people. This will make sure we can build affordable, high quality, well-designed housing in suburbs where it is needed the most.

Kris Daff, Assemble’s Managing Director

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    Our team and stakeholders after a safety induction and ready to head to the rooftop.

    Photograph by Dijana Risteska
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    Our Development Manager Stephen Dodd speaks about the project's journey so far.

    Photograph by Dijana Risteska
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    Managing Director Kris Daff thanked everyone involved in the project and spoke about the impact it will make to residents' lives.

    Photograph by Dijana Risteska
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    Key partners and stakeholders joined the top out celebrations - including Hacer's Construction Director Andrew Walter.

    Photograph by Dijana Risteska
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    Our team and project partners, including AustralianSuper and Hacer, came together to celebrate top out of the project's structure..

    Photograph by Dijana Risteska
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    We checked out the open-air walkways which will provide more light and ventilation to residents' apartments.

    Photograph by Dijana Risteska
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    We are now focussed on building the interiors of the apartments and shared spaces of the project.

    Photograph by Dijana Risteska

Designed by Hayball Architects with landscaping by OCULUS Studios, 15 Thompson Street will feature 199 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and incorporates a range of communal spaces and amenities, such as a rooftop garden, a sports court, a dog park, a workshop, a lending library and a landscaped public park on the ground floor.

15 Thompson Street is our second Assemble Futures community and our third project in the suburb of Kensington; 38 Albermarle Street was completed in 2022 and construction is underway at our first Build-to-Rent community at 402 Macaulay Road.  

Led by our Development Manager Stephen Dodd and Hacer Group’s Project Manager Jarrod Caveny, the construction focus at 15 Thompson Street now shifts to inside the homes and internals spaces with fit-out works commencing in the months ahead.   

Heading down the final stretch of this project’s construction timeline, we look forward to seeing the project progress towards completion and welcoming our residents into their new homes in mid-2024.  

Images by Dijana Risteski.