When Food & Desire needed a new riverfront purpose built event space, they called Tandem 

Food & Desire engaged Tandem Building Group to provide an end-to-end solution for their project, from conception to completion.

Located in the city’s newest precinct, Aerial is an extraordinary corporate events venue. A five meter drop of a silver curtain and Bec Brittain (New York) pendant, delicately, completes the foyer. A dramatic black staircase ascends, to an expansive 700m2 event space and bar. Extending the existing riverfront building, a further six metres across one of Melbourne’s busiest boardwalks, required careful planning and coordination.

Tandem were able to complete these challenging works with no interruption to pedestrian and local traders, by maintaining public access. Some of the more challenging aspects included the design and construction of a new commercial kitchen, which was located directly above the precincts electrical sub-station. The solution required services re-design and intricate access management, a project of true engineering elegance. 

Tandem’s thorough and proactive
application to identifying, investigating and managing out project risks, resulted in Aerial being delivered on time and within budget. We look forward to working together on our next venture
— Leigh Worcester, Director

food&desire | South Wharf, Victoria | Lump Sum Contract | Interior Fit Out | November 2014