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St John’s Paddington


Australasian Properties Pty Ltd


261-263 Oxford Street, Paddington




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Project Description

St John’s is the site of an existing Presbyterian Church, with 2 Manses, all of which are heritage listed buildings. The site was converted into a mixed use development of residential and retail. On the rear elevation is a 5 storey building containing a basement parking facility and 7 new apartments. A kiosk and kiosk basement was constructed on the Oxford St Elevation. The existing church was divided into 2 sections; one being retail and the other being 2 x 3 storey town-homes. The stone façade and stained glass windows were restored to their former glory.

The Old Manse has previously been restored and had a verandah and annex added to it along with services; this building will ultimately become a retail outlet. The new Manse was refurbished and will remain a single 2 storey dwelling.

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“Lipman have worked very hard at building a solid relationship between all of the parties, their subcontractors, themselves and us as the client and that’s really paid off in being able to discuss all sorts of issues and definitely in being able to deal with the changeover of builder where Lipman took over one of our projects in midstream. It enabled us to speak frankly and with trust and know that we were entering into a relationship that was going to be positive. They’re now delivering the product, they have taken months out of the project and the quality of the product is magnificent.

They just recognise that clients are looking for different things these days. They’re about the relationship, about making the job work and they’re serious about what they do. They give everybody a go and that goes from the site staff all the way up to the MD. It’s been good working with all of them and they have all had that same positive attitude, the culture of the organisation is continuous all the way through and it’s just a delight to work with them.

The relationship is such within the site team, that they actually all go and have a meal together at ‘smoko’ and lunch each day. There is always plenty of laughing and carrying on coming out of the lunch room and that’s the site staff and the office staff; ‘the whole shooting match’. I think that really develops a one family sort of approach and I know its supported all the way through the organisation”

Chris Milne – Project Manager at Baptist Care

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+61 2 9955 7000
Level 6, 66 Berry Street,
North Sydney
Locked Bag 2106
North Sydney NSW 2060


Builder’s License 27970
ABN 84 001 548 830