(Sydney, Australia) Tuesday January 17 – The generosity of Sydney’s property and construction industries has been highlighted in a unique kitchen makeover.
Providing much-needed housing for people with a disability, Australian charity Warrah Society last month saw a total overhaul of a kitchen at its Dural Campus in Sydney’s north west.
Drawing on the expertise of award-winning Sydney property developer Crown Group, renovation works involved the removal of an old kitchen which had seen decades of use replaced with a modern state-of-the art kitchen designed to meet the needs of the growing charity.
To complete the works, Crown Group’s property development team made a call out to Sydney’s top tradespeople and suppliers and was pleasantly surprised by the number of companies willing to help including JAG Plumbing, G&S Maroun, Sydney Plaster, Stone Tech, Hafele, Laminex, Dalley Demolitions, Rohys Painting, Harvey Norman and Kitchen World.
Crown Group Development Director Chris Pope acknowledged the great service provided by Warrah Society and thanked the suppliers and tradespeople who stepped in to help Crown Group to complete the kitchen.
“The project was a team effort, made possible with the generosity of companies including JAG Plumbing, G&S Maroun, Sydney Plaster and Stone Tech, Hafele, Laminex, Dalley Demolitions, Rohys Painting Harvey Norman and a major contribution from Kitchen World,” Mr. Pope said.
“Warrah Society provide a wonderful service to the special-needs community not only with housing but day-to-day support, education and community engagement for both the families and the individual with disabilities,” he said.
With additional supplies and funding provided by Crown Group, the transformations are an example of the industry working together to help those in need, Warrah Society Chief Executive Officer Georgina Michaelis said.
One of two official charities supported by Urban Taskforce Australia; Warrah Society first came to the attention of Crown Group at a special event to celebrate CEO Iwan Sunito named Urban Taskforce Australia 2015 Property Person of the Year.
“We are thrilled by the generosity of Iwan Sunito, Crown Group and its trade contractors offering to undertake kitchen overhaul work in Warrah’s Group Homes on a pro bono basis. With many of our kitchens being out-of-date and poorly designed for our purposes, this will make such a difference to residents, all of whom live with significant disability,” Ms Michaelis added.
“We’re grateful to Crown Group and all of the tradespeople and suppliers involved in these amazing kitchen makeovers. The teams involved have been a pleasure to deal with and we were able to carry out the work with minimal disruption to the lives of our residents,” she said.
“We’re amazed at the transformation of the first kitchen. It’s incredible, it has changed the feel of the entire house!” Ms Michaelis added.
Completed in December in time for Christmas celebrations, the new kitchen features stone bench tops, a glass splash back, a large pantry and stainless steel appliances including a large double-sided refrigerator.
The renovation is the first of a number of kitchen makeovers Crown Group and the team of tradespeople and subcontractors will undertake for the charity organisation at its Dural Campus Group Homes.
Each kitchen will feature new appliances, tiles, floors and kitchen cupboard joinery.
First established in Dural in the 1960’s, Warrah Society provides housing for 50 residents across multiple locations in Sydney, and incorporates a biodynamic farm and farm shop as part of its main campus in Dural.
Crown Group has developed a reputation for unique architecture and interior design; recently awarded an international architecture award for its modern 28-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta and a Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Award 2015 for its 10-storey Viking by Crown in Waterloo.
A full list of the companies which generously contributed to the project includes:
G&S Maroun Electrical
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About Crown Group
Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments.
The company was co-founded by architect Mr Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr. Paul Sathio with its first project in 1996.
Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction Management from University of NSW. In 1993 Iwan became a Registered Architect in NSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design.
In recent years Iwan received a number of awards including Indonesia’s Property & Bank Magazine Golden Leadership Award 2013, the 2013 Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award and named a winner in the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Iwan Sunito was also named Urban Taskforce Australia’s 2015 Property Person of the Year.
Paul Sathio graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Masters of Engineering Science from University of NSW. Paul has more than two decades’ experience in the construction and development industry.
Past and recent projects
Since the company was founded in 1996, Crown Group has successfully completed major developments in Sydney’s best locations including Bondi, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Ashfield, Epping, Homebush, Newington, Pennant Hills and Rhodes and most recently Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo.
Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing five major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, the 28-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta, 20-storey Skye by Crown Group in North Sydney, the popular inner-west development Oasis by Crown Group and a 22-storey residential tower Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
Crown Group was recently awarded the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for its seven-tower, resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.
Top Ryde City Living was also named best High-Density Development in Australia at the UDIA awards for excellence 2014 and a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2013. Crown Group’s innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown was awarded a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 and its hugely-successful ICON at Homebush was awarded HIA’s (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year.
Crown Group will launch an exciting new project in Waterloo in 2017.
The first Skye Hotel Suites will open in May 2017.
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