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Client: Diploma Group in partnership with the Department of Housing

Size of Development: 161 one and two bedroom apartments over 13 levels and 550m2 of ground floor commercial space

Location: Corner of Aberdeen and Pier Streets, Perth CBD

One on Aberdeen is an exciting new residential apartment development that offers affordable living in a premium inner-city location.

The thirteen storey building comprises of 161 one and two bedroom apartments, including some split-level residences and 550m2 of ground floor commercial space.

Rowe Group were appointed by Diploma Group to coordinate all necessary statutory approvals for a large scale mixed use development consisting of 161 residential dwellings and 7 ground floor commercial tenancies. The proposal sought a total height variation of between 25-30 metres above the standard requirements of the City of Perth TPS.

Given the ownership of the site by the Department of Housing, a key design consideration by the project team was to provide an ‘affordable housing’ solution for the site. The design team was successful in producing a housing product that could be marketed to young professionals aiming at entering the property market.

Rowe Group coordinated the statutory approvals process with the City of Perth. This involved direct liaison with and presentations to the Design Advisory and Planning Committee’s of the City. Additionally, involvement in the City’s strategic process of reviewing its vision of built form for the Central Area assisted in the design team’s understanding of acceptable height and built form outcomes for the subject site.

Given the cooperation from the City of Perth, the approvals were delivered (from lodgement to formal approval) in a total of only 47 days.

All apartments enjoy private outdoor amenity with views to all locations around the Perth Central Area, including the Swan River. The ground floor commercial tenancies enable the continued regeneration of the northern area of the Stirling Precinct.
Diploma and the Department of Housing have provided another excellent land use outcome for the Perth Central Area.

One on Aberdeen was the 2015 State UDIA Judges Awards for Excellence and was a finalist in the UDIA 2015 Award for Excellence for affordable housing.