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WINNERS AT THE 2017 UDIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Sep 13, 2017

Rowe Group joined in on the success of Finbar’s Concerto Apartments which won the High Density Development Award and Satterley’s Honeywood project which won the Environmental Excellence Award on Saturday night at the 2017 UDIA Awards for Excellence. It was a great night that attracted a wide audience of development professionals along with dignitaries from the Western Australian Government.

Rowe Group was appointed to progress all necessary statutory planning approvals to facilitate residential development of these awards winning projects.

Find out detailed information about Concerto and Honeywood, and the judges’ comments on these projects.

 

WINNER: CONCERTO APARTMENTS BY FINBAR GROUP LTD

HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The Concerto Apartments development at 38 storeys and Perth’s tallest residential tower is a leading example of high density infill that responded to the aspirations of the City of Perth and the community, providing a quality product that incorporates a retained and revisioned heritage podium. It comprises the third stage of Symphony City, with the first and second stages being Adagio (24 storeys) and Toccata (22 storeys) on Terrace Road.

The site is located within 350m of the Swan River, 1km from the new Ku-De-Ta Perth and 1.2kms from Elizabeth Quay.
Concerto Apartments consists of a ground floor commercial café and 226 studio, one, two and three bedroom residential luxury apartments within a separate podium and tower and shared basement parking and services. It has a full suite of amenties including a private dining room, theatrette, board room, 25m heated wet edge lap pool, and expansive gym.

JUDGES’ COMMENTS:

Symphony City is the third stage of the Concerto development comprising 226 apartments and a ground floor café.
Established on the former ABC site, the original building has been preserved and is to be incorporated into the overall development plan.

Impressive amenities include a resident’s lounge, private dining room, theatrette, boardroom, heated wet edge lap pool, BBQ area, gym, sauna and landscaped gardens.

The developers achieved an average seven star energy rating and the unique Bubbledeck flat slab system reduced weight by 30% and achieved impressive cost saving and environmental and energy efficiencies.

Concerto apartments is a stunning development that provides a fantastic inner city lifestyle, congratulations Finbar.

WINNER: HONEYWOOD BY SATTERLEY PROPERTY GROUP

ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Honeywood at Wandi is a leader in environmental excellence, combining outstanding planning with exceptional sustainability outcomes. This master planned community is one of Satterley’s most successful southern corridor residential estates and is located approximately six kilometres inland from Kwinana Beach and 24km south of the Perth CBD.

40% of the 147 ha site is retained as vegetation or public open space, with just 33% of the 147 hectare site developed as residential.

As well as being home to 18 beautiful parks and an array of stunning streetscapes, Honeywood provides 31 hectares of potential roosting habitat for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and features three conservation category wetlands.

Satterley Property Group worked with experts to salvage, transplant and restore the Grand Spider Orchid over a five year period. 100 orchids have now been cultivated and a new conservation reserve has been created to house the species. Honeywood has been created to maximise lot solar passive design, with street trees planted to provide cooling throughout the estate.

JUDGES’ COMMENTS:

Successfully striking a balance between environmental outcomes and design requirements, Honeywood is a community connected and in harmony with nature.

The complex site has been transformed into a place where residents feel ownership over environmental assets.
Thoughtful design has preserved natural assets including bushland and conservation category wetlands.
A highlight is the rehabilitation of the heavily degraded Peel Main Drain that was redirected and turned into a Living Stream that seamlessly integrates with its surrounds.

Other environmental issues that were successfully addressed include: Freeway noise, a gas pipeline, Bushfire risk, Endangered Cockatoo habitat, the adjacent Jandakot water mound, Mosquitos and Acid sulphate soils.
Congratulations to the Honeywood team.

We would also like to congratulate BGC on being Finalists for Tribeca East  in the High Density Development category. Rowe Group was engaged as the Town Planners of this successful project.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for the night!

UDIA Awards for Excellence Winners Supplement

Follow the link below to find out detailed information and judges’ comments on all the outstanding winners from this year’s Awards program.

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