12 Jun 2019
Words ResortBrokers Informer Issue 94
ANDREWS PROJECTS: Family building a proud legacy
Bespoke and boutique, the family-run apartment developer Andrews Projects possesses a combined experience, knowledge and passion to ensure they make their mark on the architectural landscape of the Gold Coast’s most sought-after postcode, Broadbeach.
Danny Andrews was always going to be in construction. With a passion-infused interest first noted as a five-year-old, it was inevitable he would leave school at 15 to be put through the paces of an apprenticeship before starting out with a construction business of his own.
It began with homes, then villas and high-end properties, then commercial - an enduring process of the accumulation of knowledge and expertise that led to the elevation of Andrews Projects.
While Danny’s career path was written in the stars for the construction crazy kid from New Zealand, he could never have guessed that 15 years later he would be at the helm of one of the Gold Coast’s most respected development companies with his two offspring, Sarah and Jordan, working by his side.
With Sarah heading up sales and Jordan in charge as the residential construction manager, Andrews Projects is a force to be reckoned with as a second-generation family business whose foundations, values and ethos make the company a stand-out success.
With their signature style marked by innovative curved buildings wrapped in show-stopping floor-to-ceiling glass, Andrews Projects is passionate about architecture and design and invested in building Gold Coast landmarks known for their style, grace, and ability to integrate into the surrounding skyline.
“We want to be different in a positive way, which is why we ensure our designs are aesthetically pleasing with curved edges and floor-to-ceiling glass,” says Danny.
“We aren’t interested in producing cookie-cutter apartments in square boxes. We want to be as far removed from that as possible, which is why we provide a boutique offering with fewer apartments assigned to each level and a premium finish.
“We are always looking for extras we can add to a build that won’t cost the buyer a cent but will add value to the investment.”
When purchasing an apartment from Andrews Projects, residents buy into a building that features an array of exceptional amenities. Common spaces are considered in immense detail and are designed to offer residents a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city.
For the team, site acquisition is paramount with developments only situated in key locations surrounded by abundant infrastructure and panoramic, awe-inspiring views from each and every apartment.
The developer was one of the first on the Gold Coast to provide double glazed glass windows, complete with an energy efficient coating, while also offering added lifestyle extras like yoga lawns, lap pools, spa, and sauna facilities and kitted-out resident amenities including teppanyaki grills and retreat areas that elevate the developments.
A testament to Andrews Projects’ signature style is the company’s latest project, the highly anticipated Vue Broadbeach.
Standing at just 25 levels, Vue’s flowing curved features and facade wrapped in glass offer panoramic ocean, city and hinterland views in an iconic beachside location.
Set to be completed later this year, Vue preludes its sister project, Encore, yet another boutique offering set to become a Broadbeach icon.
The company is also responsible for some of Southport’s most iconic buildings, including Allegra which was awarded the 2018 Best Residential Building in the Master Builders Queensland awards, South Hamptons, Outlook Apartments, One33, and Metro88.
While the striking design and structure of Andrews Projects provides a point of interest, Sarah says it is the service the company provides that continues to set them apart.
“In an industry where developers come and go on the Gold Coast, Andrews Projects have proven to be a mainstay. We have a face, we are family-owned and run, and we are one of the few Gold Coast developers who is actually based on the Coast,” says Sarah.
“We are one of the few that man our own showroom and people love to come in and find out about our story and to see what we have on offer. I feel it offers a more personal touch.”
While Danny is adamant Andrews Projects will never be the developer putting up large-scale towers on the Gold Coast, he insists the company will stay true to their signature style of developing a premium product in smaller blocks.
“Our family lives and breathes real estate and we only take on projects that we truly believe in and would want to live in ourselves,” says Danny. “We are proud of what we deliver and we want to create a legacy with the developments we put our name to.”