The building of the Byng Street Boutique Hotel hasn’t been without its challenges but it’s been managed with professional ease thanks to the expertise of Nigel Smith (pictured left) and the team at Renascent Regional.
“This was an exceptional project, being in a heritage part of Orange and surrounded by some gorgeous homes, we think what has been achieved is a credit to owners David and Elizabeth Nock,” Nigel said. “They’ve done a beautiful job, what they’ve done with the old residence and restoring it is credit to them.
“One of the requirements the Nocks requested when commencing the project was using as many local trades where possible. Some changes were undertaken for that very reason and we used around 80% of country boys and others were brought in just where the skillset was necessary.
“The whole crew, from David Nock, his son and daughter-in-law Tom and Kris, but also Louise from OneFour Interiors and the whole crew have all been easy to work with, which has made the project that more pleasurable. A special mention has to go to Mayoh Architects,” Nigel adds. “They are the pioneers for this gorgeous building and have remained committed to liaising with the local authorities regarding issues arising.”
Nigel cites the Renascent team as one of the main reasons for the projects’ success.
“Tony Lulham (pictured right) is the site manager and, along with leading hand Greg Hayman, they put the jigsaw puzzle together,” Nigel said. “Tony’s probably lost a little bit of hair from this project and has put in a lot of hours in but he’ll be on site right to the end. He always wants to see the last jigsaw puzzle piece go into place.”
The other key members of the team were contract administrators Ivan Cowan and Paul Dickerson and estimator Ricard Meiring.