■ CONDOR TOWER
Client: Condor Developments
Size of Development: 270 residential apartments on a 3,341m2 site.
Location: St George’s Terrace, Perth CBD
Condor Tower is not a typical residential apartment building – it represents a unique example of urban renewal and how to recycle an existing building in the heart of a city to create a high density, sustainable residential environment in close proximity to essential facilities and services. The site was formerly occupied by ‘Oakleigh House’ – a vacant nine level office building constructed some 40 years ago. Following preliminary investigations of the structural integrity of the building, Condor Developments recognised the opportunity to retain Oakleigh House, adapt it for mixed use purposes, and construct a new residential tower above – 18 storeys of new build were built on top of 9 storeys of old.
This innovative approach, whilst complex and challenging, resulted in the preservation and re-use of existing building fabric, thereby producing environmental benefits as a result of the reduced dependence on new materials such as concrete and steel.
The sustainable development outcomes are not limited to building recycling – Condor Tower is home to 400 new residents in walking distance to central city shops, employment, community facilities, health services, recreation, entertainment, and public transport.
In 2009 Condor Tower won the West Australian UDIA Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal.
- Urban Renewal
- Project Team coordination
- Stakeholder liaison
- Planning Approvals