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Residential Project Management

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Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Our History

Residential Project Management commenced operation in 2004 as Downs Hamilton Pty Ltd, providing project management services to the Point Nepean Community Trust. During this time, Downs Hamilton team members managed a variety of projects at the Point Nepean Quarantine Station including an assessment and subsequent redesign of the site infrastructure, a comprehensive building assessment and development of a works program for the large number of heritage buildings located within the site. This included the development of an ongoing maintenance program for all buildings on site and renovation works to selected heritage buildings.

The showpiece of these works was the restoration of the former Commanding Officer’s Residence which is one of the very few residential properties in Australia that is included on the National Heritage List. The renovation works to the former Commanding Officer’s Residence, designed by Lovell Chen Heritage Architects, received a commendation in the “Architectural & Design Excellence in the South East Awards 2009”. The project was noted by the judges as a “masterful example of restoration and reconstruction of a valuable Edwardian building”.

Following the completion of our association with the Point Nepean Community Trust, we saw a need to assist home owners and part time developers in navigating the complexities of the design and building maze and an opportunity to use our skills and experience to take the stress out of residential building projects.

The company was subsequently renamed Residential Project Management Pty Ltd and refocused on the types of projects that it is passionate about, home renovations, extensions, restorations and residential property redevelopments. Given our experience at the National Heritage Listed Point Nepean Quarantine Station, the restoration and renovation of heritage homes is a specialty.

We are good at what we do, but don't just take our word for it...

  • I had a major and complex renovation to do and working with John just made the whole project manageable. He made the complex simple and arranged for everything to occur in a simple, streamlined and affordable way. Lots of advice and nothing to hard to deal with. The end result was exceptional and I couldn't have achieved that without John's superb management of the whole project. He has my thanks and strong recommendation!

Our People

  • John Downs John Downs
    John is the Director of Residential Project Management and a Senior Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience across a variety of sectors, managing complex multidisciplinary projects with tight timelines and budgets. He holds qualifications in Built Environment, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, the Housing Industry Association and the Planning Institute of Australia. He is an accredited HIA GreenSmart Professional, able to provide advice on ways to make your home more sustainable through improved design and material choices when building or renovating. John has had a passion for the development and renovation of residential properties from an early age. He has a keen eye for quality workmanship…
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