Macquarie St

This luxurious and elite city apartment proved to be one of the most challenging jobs for the team to date. The prestigious location of the apartment on Macquarie Street right next to the iconic Sydney Opera House meant that any job here was bound to require excessive consultation with the local authorities.

Three forty-foot shipping containers full of luxurious furniture were received at our Sydney depot after liaising with international exporters. Each item was individually quality checked by our team and inspected by designers before a final plan for delivery was made. It was found that all but three of the items could be delivered to the eleventh-floor apartment through the buildings service elevator. For the three oversized items, a crane was organised to lift the items up to the balcony. This required a strenuous 3-week approval process from the opera house, NSW police and City of Sydney council. Once completed, the oversized items were successfully lifted into the apartment by a 65-tonne crane.

The process required the temporary closure of Macquarie street by police and traffic controllers and our team’s professionalism was vital in maintaining operational efficiency.

It took ten men to carry the items in from the balcony but in the end the team persevered to the delight and admiration of the designer; who was especially appreciative seeing as how slim the chances of approval were.

Client: Michelle Leslie Design