The Brief

Due to previous, inadequately designed remedial waterproofing solutions, the Quest Newcastle West Apartment Hotel was experiencing large amounts of water ingress to the majority of ground floor hotel rooms, causing significant internal damage and impacting the hotel’s serviceability and capacity levels.


Stage 1: Investigation and Specification – 4 weeks

Stage 2: Construction – 5 weeks

Delivering long-term solutions that our clients deserve

Having conducted an in-depth analysis of the site, it was clear that future-proofing the hotel against recurring water ingress issues would require the design of a complex, innovative solution – one that integrated seamlessly with the existing building and its services, and eliminated any structural interference.

With previous remedial works not being carried out to standard, CORE prioritised the development and communication of detailed specification drawings prior to the commencement of any works. This enabled the Client to gain a solid understanding of the issue at hand and provided a visual representation of the proposed solution.

Moving into the construction phase, CORE’s solution entailed a new chemically injected damp-proof course (critically, installed below floor level to prevent rising damp) and saw the application of waterproofing membrane to 80 lineal metres of underground facade externals as well as the installation of a drainage system.

CORE placed great emphasis on maintaining strong communication, managinga robust schedule of weekly meetings and inspections with the Client and contractors throughout the process.

With hotel staff and guests on site, CORE worked closely with key stakeholders to minimise disturbance and ensure the business could continue to operate with no impact on customer experience.

CORE is proud to have delivered the project earlier than the projected completion date and to have provided the Quest Newcastle Hotel with confidence and peace of mind.

    • Hospitality
  • Serene Capital

  • Newcastle, NSW

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