update: Descon steps up and completes two of Condev’s Gold Coast Projects

August 8, 2023

Descon Group Australia has completed one of the projects it took over after the collapse of Condev last year and is nearing completion on another. 

Descon signalled it had finished Brooke Residences in Robina on the Gold Coast after taking over 12 months ago.

The first residents have now moved into their apartments at the nine-storey, 95-unit residential apartment building, which is part of SPG Land’s $162-million Cambridge Residences precinct.

The second site it took on after was another Gold Coast project, Allure on Chevron Island, which Descon took on for developer Macquarie York in 2022. It is set to complete in the coming weeks.

Descon called the Brooke completion an “exceptional milestone” which it achieved with minimal disruption to the original construction program.

Descon Group chairman Danny Isaac said the Brooke Residences were sold out and the group was pleased to have been part of the industry response to the Condev collapse.

“While the significant headwinds in the market are yet to ease, the co-ordinated industry effort in seeing key projects like Brooke Residences completed is ensuring that supply continues to reach  the market at a time it is needed most,” Isaac said. 

“The most challenging area of the market continues to evolve around escalating subcontractor costs  and lack of reliable supply, and we will continue to manage this during the sector-wide volatility.” 

Descon is also scheduled to complete work on its Southport project Waverley Residences in mid-2023 followed by Akin in South Brisbane.