CBD Hail Storm – Canberra Major Loss Insurance Project


CBD Hail Storm
Canberra Major Loss Insurance Project

How Savil Projects delivered a complete 2000m2 roof replacement of all roofing components and replacement of a copper blade wall and copper facade, with completion in an accelerated 10-week program in Canberra’s CBD.

Our Construction team work with you to manage and deliver major loss insurance works on your commercial building. We work with all internal stakeholders, assessors, insurers, superintendents, quantity surveyors, architects, and designers to offer flexible options, such as including staged commercial construction on occupied sites with high-profile tenants.

Savil Projects were engaged to complete a full roof replacement including copper blade wall and copper awning facade that was severely damaged from the hailstorm that hit Canberra in early 2020. Conducted over a tight 10-week period, our clients required a timely and cost-effective construction solution that would facilitate the full replacement of the roof and roofing components at the occupied 9 storey building in the CBD.

The commercial office building in the west of the CBD, and bordering the Australian National University, boasts a range of high-profile professional public and private tenants.

How Savil Projects managed the construction with strong attention to detail, time and budget management.

This Canberra major loss insurance project required end-to-end project management and comprehensive construction and roofing works tailored to the stakeholder’s requirements. 

By the later end of 2021, Canberra endured a territory-wide lockdown due to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Once the construction sector was approved to continue work within the tight health guidelines, Savil Projects commenced the roof replacement immediately at the address of 16 Marcus Clarke Street.  

With the uncertainty of whether the construction industry would be shut down again with rising Covid-19 cases, we deployed a team of 20 workers on-site and extended our working hours to accelerate the program. We erected and dismantled scaffolding from the ground to the height of the roof and around the entrance awning roof, replaced all roofing and roofing components (approximately 2000m2), and replaced the copper blade wall and copper fascia around the awning roof in the accelerated 10-week program with no disruptions to the blue-chip companies and government tenants.

Savil Projects were able to deliver an innovative construction/roofing solution tailored specifically to the clients and stakeholders needs.


Our clients, all relevant stakeholders, and all interested parties involved in the project appreciated the adherence to the planned schedule, the high level of communication, and the efficiency in which the works were completed. The results of the finished product and the coordination and communication to have tenants full access to the commercial offices and proceed with their work as per normal with no disruptions was the perfect outcome of this successful project.

Major loss insurance projects don’t have to be hard or stressful. Let our qualified construction team manage your next commercial project.

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