Tuesday 21 July, 2020- Quest Apartment Hotels has pushed ahead with an ambitious national development schedule despite challenging Covid-19 conditions in the construction industry.
The apartment hotel group is finalising several major projects nationally and has boosted its westward expansion with development of Quest Perth Ascot. According to Quest spokesman James Shields, building handover and the fit-out period will be the key milestones in the coming months leading up to the September opening.
Quest Perth Ascot is the second Quest hotel developed by M/Group, an integrated property organisation that manages more than $200 million of investor funds, being constructed by building division, M/Construction.
Located on the Great Eastern Highway, 112 rooms will service business travellers in the industrial precincts of Kewdale, Bayswater and Belmont and Perth Airport.
Quest Apartment Hotels General Manager – Growth James Shields says, “It’s a wonderful achievement that during a very tough time in Australia we have supported the local community and national economy with quality projects delivering first class accommodation to our guests.”
James says, “Bespoke furniture, fixtures and equipment is a key part of the Quest Ascot build, along with unique photographic artwork drawing inspiration from the local environment and history.”
According to M/Construction Director - Michael Read, “The importance of a development project such as Quest Ascot to the local economy cannot be understated. And when that project is subjected to the unprecedented conditions brought on by Covid-19, the significance in keeping things running smoothly is heightened.”
“With a total workforce of over 1000 over the course of the project, our construction managers have been exceptional introducing important Covid-19 safety measures,” he said.
“Our onsite workforce was quick to adapt to social distancing, staggered lunch breaks and increased cleaning. As a result, the site has remained fully operational keeping hundreds of people employed.”
“Despite the exceptional conditions, the project has been built in an extraordinary timeframe by using a pre-cast system, enabling one floor level to be built each fortnight.
Quest executive James Shields says, “Quest look to build properties where our corporate guests want to stay. With easy access to Perth Airport, the surrounding business areas of Belmont, Welshpool and Kewdale as well Ascot Racecourse, we expect Quest Ascot to be attractive to both corporate and leisure travellers.”