Shovels Hit Dirt on Gold Coast’s $270m Twin Towers

With an in-house construction arm on the tools, ground has been broken by a Gold Coast developer on what will be the tallest residential development at Robina.

Family-owned Andrews Projects’ $270-million Cascade development comprises twin towers that will rise 15 storeys and become home to about 1000 residents.

Off-the-plan contracts have been secured for more than 60 per cent of its 229 two and three-bedroom apartments and villas.

After being given the green light by the Gold Coast City Council in January, dirt was turned this week on the project, which will generate more than 300 jobs.

In July, Andrews Projects announced it was bringing its construction in-house to combat the challenges of skilled labour shortages and escalating build costs.

It is a strategic delivery trend that has been increasingly adopted by developers in south-east Queensland as construction resources become more scarce and government infrastructure works ramp up in the lead-up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

At the time, sales manager Sarah Andrews said it would enable the company to deliver them in a more cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

“It’s a natural progression for us,” she said. “It’s control of your destiny and control of your work program.

“We were working with a builder but the cost ended up being too high.”

116 Laver Drive, Robina QLD 4226

The Bureau Proberts-designed Cascade is a masterplanned vertical community spanning a 1.17ha site at 116 Laver Drive, which was acquired in 2021 for $13.6 million.

It is touted as featuring Andrews Projects’ signature “curvy style” with floor-to-ceiling windows and large “liveable balconies” as well as a suite of six-star amenities, including a 25m resort pool, 170sq m gym, sauna, cold plunge and steam room. Apartments are said to be priced from $850,000.

Sarah Andrews said it was the family’s most ambitious project to date and would set a new standard and be a “beacon of progress for Robina”.

“Commencing construction on Cascade is a significant milestone,” she said. “Cascade underscores our commitment to community and job creation, while providing a luxurious living experience for future Gold Coast residents.”

She said the project would provide significant economic stimulus for Robina, in line with the state government’s plan for the Olympic Satellite Village in the area.

The development is scheduled for completion in 2026.

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