dwp was engaged by Opal Aged Care for the design of the Opal Hillside Residential Aged Care Facility, Mount Hutton. Opal Aged Care elected
to deliver this project under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) agreement with North Construction & Building appointed as the ECI
partner. dwp worked with North through design development of the 120-Bed $24.7m RACF. The project was over budget, and dwp was involved in a
detailed value engineering session facilitated by North.
The design team worked together to achieve the target budget and was then novated to North for the construction of the Newcastle Master
Builders Association and Australian Institute of Architect’s award-winning building.
dwp can highly recommend North as a builder with high
standards for quality, budget, safety and programme. The North team at Opal Hillside dealt with challenging site constraints and delivered
an excellent product for the client. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.
Rebecca Plumsted | Design Director