Heavy lifting! What’s it takes to build each stage at Westbrook?
Building a 4,000-lot residential development like Westbrook involves a lot of heavy lifting.
And we mean A LOT!
The Westbrook team have constructed 55 stages, and home builder partners have built almost 1,250 houses with a further 231 currently under construction.
So we thought we’d share some fun facts about just how much effort and energy goes into constructing each stage…
- Over 5,000 cubic metres of dirt is typically excavated from each one, with a further 4,000 cubic metres of dirt used for fill.
- And because we’re committed to recycling, wherever possible surplus fill is utilised on other stages, while any rock excavated is usually crushed down and taken offsite.
- Expect to see at least one excavator, scraper and bulldozer hard at work preparing each stage, each capable of moving around 1,000 cubic metres of earth per day.
- And we are talking HEAVY machinery, with plant (excavators, loaders, backhoes) weighing anywhere from 5 to 67 tonnes depending on the specific job and site conditions.
- Around 50m – 100m of pipes and electrical cabling are laid in a typical stage per day – totalling 250m per stage.
- It also takes a river of concrete, with around 200m of concrete poured for kerbing each day, plus 50m for footpaths.
- And of course none of it would be possible without a large workforce to make it all happen. Anywhere between 25 -50 people are typically involved in building a stage – some of them physically on site, with others providing input, including the estate’s project team, site supervisors, machine operators, labourers and lots of sub-contractors.