Summit building itself a new home to replace Leach Highway premises


Above: An artist’s impression of the new Summit headquarters.
Top right: Summit Homes Group managing director David Simpson at the old building.
Summit building itself a new home to replace Leach Highway premises
Above: An artist’s impression of the new Summit headquarters. Top right: Summit Homes Group managing director David Simpson at the old building.

A THREE-STOREY glass building with red pillars is set to replace the old Summit Homes headquarters on Leach Highway in Myaree by 2018.

The $20 million development marks a new era for the home building company, which has had its headquarters on the site since 1982.

Summit Homes Group managing director David Simpson said the ground floor would offer a client pre-start office and selection area, followed by two floors of office space and two rooftop terraces.

To achieve this, the existing building was being gutted, the ‘bones’ of the structure retained, and a new façade and extension added.

Construction begins in July and occupancy is set for 2018.

Summit owns 27,000sq m of land from Leach Highway to McCoy Street and staff relocated to new McCoy Street buildings ahead of this month’s demolition.

The Myaree site includes a manufacturing shed where granny flats and second storeys are built from engineered steel.

Summit will retain the McCoy Street buildings to house other divisions that are currently working offsite.

“It’s really for the staff, but clients will enjoy being able to look at products for their homes,” Mr Simpson said, describing the planned pre-start selection area as a ‘one-stop shop’.

Summit was recently named the seventh best place to work in Australia for businesses with more than 100 people in a recent survey.