Vue on King William, Adelaide CBD apartment owners hot under the collar

Vue on King William, Adelaide CBD apartment owners hot under the collar
Vue on King William, Adelaide CBD apartment owners hot under the collar

Adelaide’s tallest apartment tower west facing residents are hot under the collar, intent on launching action against the developer, claiming their units get too hot.

The Vue on King William Street’s community corporation has filed a pre-trial application, The Adelaide Advertiser has reported, ahead of a likely claim in the District Court.

The action comes close to two years after the completion of the $100 million award-winning, 87 metre tall, 205-apartment tower by developer Vue on KWS Pty Ltd — a joint venture between Adelaide-based Starfish Developments and Melbourne developer the Deague Group.

The Vue on King William won the 2016 urban development Institute of Australia SA branch High Density Housing Award in 2016 and boasts majestic city views.

Vue on KWS’ lawyer Samuel Hurburgh, of Minter Ellison, said the crux of the issue was that the apartments get “too hot”.

“There’s either an issue with the glass, issue with the thermal performance of the building or with the air-conditioning,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s all apartments.”

The community corporation’s lawyer Amy Davis, of Barry Nilsson lawyers, told Master Mark Rice it was “primarily” the apartments facing the west have the “most difficulty”.

Mr Hurburgh told the court on Thursday that his client was opposing the application by the community corporation for pre-action disclosure of documents.

The building on the western side of King William St near the corner of South Terrace.

Starfish Developments managing director Damon Nagel declined to comment on the court action when The Advertiser sought also comment from the Deague Group.

Master Rice listed the matter for argument on June 15.

Completed in May 2016, Vue brings a new style of residential architecture to Adelaide with its 6 level podium, recessed Level 7 roof top garden, pool deck and recreation centre and 21 level glass frontage.

 

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