Georges Fair is a new premium residential development in Sydney’s growing south west corner. Boasting planned streetscapes and cycle paths, it adjoins native bushland, and is conveniently close to schools, shopping and public transport.

Since inception, its developers had positioned it as a place “where families meet communities” and “where houses meet homes”. And their architect’s vision of a stylish, playful park area was a key ingredient in that positioning.

So when Fleetwood offered substantial design consultation on the central playground’s shade shelters, before even submitting a quotation, the developer and architect, alike, were justifiably impressed.

The developers had a fixed budget for the project, and although they needed only two shelters, the proposed three-dimensionally curved design was posing manufacturing and budgetary challenges for other suppliers. Fortunately, our standard practice of consulting pre-submission allowed us to develop plans and elevations for a solution that could be delivered within that budget.

After winning the contract, we continued to collaborate with the project’s architect, creating a video presentation of our proposed final design for the architect to approve prior to construction.

Despite the geometric difficulties of curved shelters with a pitched roof, we did it with ease. We manufactured it off-site, and come installation day, our team installed the shelters smoothly.

Just as importantly, it stands out, exactly as the developer wished, and it remained cost effective, from DA stage to completion.