This proposed boarding house is located in a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighbourhood in Brookvale, on the Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The client wanted to maximise the use of the secluded site as previous proposals by other architects were not economically viable. The proposed boarding house comprises of over 20 short-medium term accommodation units, basement parking, common room and area, and a common laundry area.
The challenge of the project was to compress the maximum number of boarding units within the permissible envelope. The built-up nature of the adjacent sites and the orientation of the site also complicated the design process, while the overall look attempted to address the character of the neighbourhood.
Enhance Project was engaged to provide architectural design and project management services to lead the project to a successful outcome at the Land Environment Court (LEC). The legal process added complexity to the project, but we managed to co-ordinate the team to work towards a successful DA lodgement, and subsequently LEC lodgement.