The Gulf Centre was the brainchild of local family who saw an opportunity to capitalise on a key Darwin location. This speculative build required more flexibility than normal builders can handle, and more client support than most builders will give. At Jaytex we relished the opportunity to help a local family build their investment portfolio, which additionally supported local businesses by offering desirable yet uncommon spaces.
Working with one existing structure Jaytex applied its ingenuity to seamlessly weave five new buildings in and create an array of mixed-use spaces that satisfy a wide cross-section of businesses. The boutique offices cater for small office users through to showroom and light industry needs, and collectively form the Gulf Centre.
The client appreciated the benefits and ease of Jaytex’s build solutions and great community connections, which we continued to tap to get the best result for the client. Jaytex collaborated with Concept Designs’ George Savvas, known for his beautifully designed builds across Darwin, to deliver an attractive, detailed and practical development.
Without knowing the exact end product, we focused on future proofing the development. We provided extra conduits and power- and water-meter panels to deliver a world of possibilities and designed user-friendly spaces for prospective tenants.
The flexibility Jaytex enabled throughout this project was unparalleled. As always we maintained full transparency regarding any variations to original works. Understanding the needs of the client, we completed sections of the build to accommodate leases being signed simultaneously; 60% of spaces were leased by the end of the build and 80% less than two months later.
This diverse and specialised build used our full range of services – detailed design, project management and quality construction – to bring to Darwin an individual yet detailed, multi-use centre that will be a stalwart for generations to come.