Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains

As Project Managers for the re-development of this iconic hotel, Construction Assignments oversaw the refurbishment of historic structures, the demolition of some non-heritage structures and the construction of new buildings at the extremities of the site.

The client’s project design, planning approval, program and cost objectives were delivered over five years with an exhaustive team of consultants and authorities.

Site constraints and characteristics included:

  • 1km long site with highway frontage and 14 or so buildings perched on an escarpment at the rear.
  • Heritage and archaeological significance with structural responses to minimise development impacts.
  • Ground contamination and hazardous materials considerations.
  • A difficult local council and inquisitive local community with custodianship tendencies.
  • Environmentally sensitive design parameters based on escarpment location, natural watercourses, bushfire zoning and vegetation considerations.
  • Services upgrades for power, sewer, water, gas and road-widening considerations.