Cosa Hotel, Christchurch
Building Consultancy for New Zealand’s First Modular Hotel
Millar Projects was contracted for 12 months to oversee the assembly of the 88 room Cosa Hotel in Christchurch.
The prefabricated units were made in Vietnam by TLC Modular, with assembly planned on-site in Christchurch. However, due to poor decisions around permits, stolen goods and fire ratings, the build stalled and the pods sat at a vacant lot for 14 months.
Our role was to build the hotel from the footings with excavation while passing New Zealand’s strict building compliance codes. The focus was on structural integrity and design compliance in an earthquake-prone area.
The modules required a steel podium with excavation, footings, a ground floor slab, services and miscellaneous works all in stage 1. The ground floor was the hotel reception and retail space.
Stage 2 was the delivery of the building to NZ Seismic Standards.
The Ville Casino, Townsville, Queensland
Project Managing The Ville Casino and other hospitality venues
Millar projects were involved with project managing the multi-million-dollar renovation of The Ville casino in Townsville (formerly known as Jupiters).
The project was built by Hutchinson. However, Directitude Management asked us to get on board to project manage the build from their side.
We provided program control and design, with assessments of variations and engineering advice.
Millar projects also managed various stages of development and delivery on projects for George Calombaris’ hospitality empire, Made Establishment. Venues we developed include Press Club, Gazi, Hellenic Republic and Jimmy Grantz.
Colonial Leisure Group commercial premises we project managed include Portsea Hotel, Albert Park Hotel, Raffles, Print Hall and Bimbo Deluxe, and Penny Black.The Ville Casino Website
1/27 Beaconsfield Parade, Briar Hill, Victoria
Construction manager – Residential
Millar Projects teamed up with American construction firm LGE Design Build for this luxury residential project in Briar Hill.
We were responsible for overseeing this luxury build on-site, especially the carpentry and steel framework. Working with LGE remotely meant we could implement the vision on the ground they had for this stunning build.