Australian National Construction Review 2019 – VIC Project Feature Penguin Parade

Established in 2007, Swell Constructions is renowned for creating custom-built carpentry masterpieces in a timely and cost-effective manner on a variety of residential and commercial projects. The company has a strong dedication to environmental sustainability and responsibility, which aligned with the desired outcomes for the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre redevelopment project. “Having previously created the viewing area at Penguin Parade, we were thrilled to continue our involvement in this exciting major redevelopment. The new decked walkway between the carpark and visitors centre building aligns with our environmental priorities,” said Chief of Operations, Sanela Skopljak.

The Swell team, comprising of 45 handpicked members, worked on the ‘central spine’, or walkway connecting the car/coach parking areas to the new building as well as the plywood feature ceiling, glulam wrap installation, roof framing, carpentry fixing. A large subfloor was also created to incorporate wheelchair access ramps. “The plywood feature ceiling was our biggest challenge. It needed to be seamless, so the ply was cut onsite with precise 45-degree mitres, ensuring all the external angled sheets had no gaps between them,” said Sanela.

Swell Constructions has been nominated by Kane Constructions for their ‘Most Valuable Player Awards’ in recognition of Swell’s impeccable execution of this project. Swell customise their project team for every project they take on to ensure execution is carried out with impeccable quality. “Our dedicated team has an undeniable passion for perfection, while also offsetting our greenhouse emissions by partnering with nonprofit Greenfleet,” said Sanela. Swell Constructions have recently completed the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club for Ireland Brown Projects, while also undertaking work on a number of schools, apartment, and aged care projects throughout Victoria.

Swell Constructions completed the timber ceilings, glue lam beams and the outside decking around the building.