Apollo Kitchens has often been the supplier of choice for many Tier 1 and 2 builders, and based on their reputation and performance, Deicorp chose Apollo Kitchens to supply the kitchens, laundry and bathroom cabinetry for the GrandH mixed-use development in Hurstville in Southern Sydney. The GrandH is a sophisticated and stylish development located in a prime position within Hurstville, less than 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD by rail. The GrandH enjoys panoramic views of Botany Bay, the city and greater Sydney.
The kitchen is always a focal point for occupiers and investors, particularly in a new development like GrandH where Apollo Kitchens’ kitchens and cabinetry are a highlight in their 381 apartments.
Apollo Kitchens provided two colour schemes; a light scheme and dark scheme. The light scheme utilised bright polyurethane and Polytec’s ‘Ravine’ panels, a European oak structure in soft chalky beige with grey feature wood grain. The dark colour scheme was delivered using a grey toned polyurethane and Polytec’s ‘Maroso Milan’, which has a mid-cool grey background and varied vertical lines in darker grey grain. All kitchens had a complete shadow line around the island benches and finger pull handles were installed on all the drawers.
Apollo Kitchens Managing Director, Peter Bader, said that the kitchens are a stunning addition to the apartments, perfectly meeting the quality standards of the development. “Smeg appliances were installed into the kitchens by Deicorp and this collaboration with Apollo Kitchens produced a spacious, elegant and highly practical centre of apartment living. The overall ambience was enhanced by LED lighting for a glowing splashback.”
In the laundries and bathrooms, Apollo Kitchens used a similar timbergrain textured scheme for the hob doors. The bathroom shaving cabinet utilised large silver-backed clear glass as a unique mirror feature.
Apollo Kitchens worked closely with Deicorp in designing aspects of the penthouse at GrandH in order to provide maximum storage, the outcome being a feature wall that combined sublime aesthetics with functionality in the penthouse.
Peter said that Apollo Kitchens had three teams onsite at all times during the installation phase for optimum efficiency. “Using our smart technology factory in Smithfield, we could produce cabinetry to coincide with the builder’s timetable. The smart factory gives us total flexibility in this type of situation.”
Hurstville is a bustling metropolis and delivery had to be carefully scheduled to avoid peak traffic periods while still transporting joinery in a safe and timely manner. “The other major challenge on our project was managing installation across four towers with the tallest tower having 20-storeys,” Peter said. “However, we have teams who are experienced, coordinated and able to prioritise installation in these circumstances.”
Apollo Kitchens has armed every aspect of their business with software and technology to ensure they remain at the vanguard of innovation and customer service. The automated system provides live status updates on all joinery milestones and streamlines the ordering, production and installation process. This is just one of the ways Apollo Kitchens is engaged in the next phase of the Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0. It is this new programme that has placed Apollo Kitchens in the international domain where the company has attracted international universities and other major clients.
Servicing residential and commercial builders, high rise developers and project home builders across the greater Sydney and Central Coast regions of New South Wales, Apollo Kitchens has achieved over 50 years of success in this specialised field and is moving into their next 50 years at the forefront of new technology and sustainable manufacturing and design systems.