Building With The Best

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Building With The Best

Building With The Best

DESIGN 29 JUL 2019 6 MIN READ issue #8

Having an in-house development and architecture practice, which works alongside its building teams, makes for a seamless operation at Mirvac.

If anyone should know about the Mirvac difference, it’s Glenn House. He visited his first Mirvac site when he was seven years old. “My father was a site manager at a residential project called Castle Vale at Willoughby on Sydney’s North Shore,” Glenn says. “I got exposed to construction and the Mirvac way of doing things from a very early age.”

In year 10, Glenn did work experience with Mirvac. Then, after finishing his HSC, he joined the company as an apprentice carpenter, and began working his way up. Today, 34 years later, Glenn’s role is Construction Manager, Apartments. It’s a journey that has allowed him to see Mirvac’s operations from a variety of angles, but one thing has been consistent.

“From the beginning it was quite clear what we were working for and delivering,” Glenn says. “We wanted to be the industry leader in Australia. Quality has always been of the utmost importance, and we’ve always done that little bit extra to position us as the best.”

The Open House initiative began in London in 1992 as a small not-for-profit organisation founded by a number of architects hoping to foster a greater understanding of architecture outside of the profession. It now features internationally as part of the Open House Worldwide organisation, in cities including New York, London, Dublin, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Chicago, Rome, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Athens, Prague, Madrid, Milan, Zurich, Stockholm, Atlanta and Mexico City.

Open House Perth provides the public rare behind-the-scenes access to explore hundreds of Perth’s best structures, ranging from homes, corporate buildings and skyscrapers, rooftops, heritage spaces and unique restricted areas. The public get the chance to see them all one weekend a year.

More than 1,000 visitors came through Claremont by Mirvac during the weekend, giving them an opportunity to see a range of living options, from one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom terraces homes.

The apartments at Claremont by Mirvac have been meticulously designed and planned by Mirvac’s award-winning in-house architect and interior design team. With a warm and contemporary style, and located between the city and the sea, the development showcases the very best of western suburbs living.

Paige Walker, Mirvac’s General Manager for Residential Development WA, says, “At Mirvac, our focus has always been on exceptional design – creating spaces for people to live in that are beautiful, functional and stand the test of time.”

“Our design focus aligns closely with the purpose of Open House and the event was a wonderful opportunity to welcome the public to Claremont by Mirvac so that they could see the finished product and experience the quality first-hand.”


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Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.  

Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.