In everything we do we want to translate extraordinary stories into permanent, authentic, enriching places that revitalise the communities they belong in.
To do this, we take a ‘no stone unturned’ approach to finding and bringing these stories to life. That means patient sleuthing, wide and deep community consultation, rigorous research and listening to learn.
That means engaging the right partners - audacious, imaginative and capable - and practising hyper-critical design thinking to decide which ideas make it and how. And of course, that means relentless entrepreneurialism– being able to conceive of, commit to and carry out projects from beginning to end.
The Metro Minerva to be lovingly restored into a boutique hotel and entertainment space
At Central Element we search out a site with a story. A story of depth, beauty, of breathtaking natural surrounds, of cherished traditions, and of captivating characters alive or passed.
When we find it, we see it as our challenge to preserve, translate and celebrate this story.
This isn't easy. It means relentless adherence to a vision, saying ‘no’ as many times as ‘yes’ and much patience. It means finding a way despite everything - nay-sayers, the financial climate, even our own trepidations. To stay committed, to stay resolute, to stay original. We relish this challenge and meet it head on.
Managing impact is innate at Central Element & means sustainability measures are embedded into every step of our process & every part of our company.
We take responsibility for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues through our in-depth ESG company policy. We are committed to regularly risk assessing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of our ESP commitments and embedding their management in every facet of our operations.
Central Element signifies an inclusive workplace culture, a passion for design that fosters connection, and a deep commitment to environmental protection and cultural heritage revival.
Our clients can be reassured we are a safe pair of hands for them, the communities they impact & the world they live in.
4 level retail and commercial development
5 luxury residences
59 townhouses with lap pool & BBQ area
Shane Smollen & Wayne Chivas become Directors of Central Element
Together with PBD Architects, we created a building with a unique articulated façade
Nathan becomes Managing Director and leads the team day to day
Multi Residential Exterior - Aston, Lane Cove
Excellence in Medium-Density Development - Aura, Pymble
Excellence in NSW Regions Development - Capri, Point Frederick
Excellence in NSW Regions Development - Albany, Point Frederick
10 seniors living residences
Central Element acquires The West Olympia Theatre
14 residences with communal rooftop
The former Hyde Park Inn
To be transformed into a hotel and entertainment spaces
Excellence in Marketing - Pienza, Neutral Bay
Excellence in Marketing - Pienza, Neutral Bay & Mid-size residence - Balmoral Collection
4 whole-floor, never to be repeated residences
Richard Crookes leading the build of the Neutral Bay residences
The heritage building will be transformed into luxury residences
Growthbuilt led the build of these limited edition residences in Chatswood
Sensitively preserved Art Deco building, complemented with a modern addition
Our first debut into the Inner West
Approval granted to reimagine world-class Hyde Park site
The rare waterfront Wolseley Street site has been granted approval from the City of Canada Bay
Anden Coogee - Excellence in Medium Density
Anden Coogee - Excellence in Design