This project – an exemplary green apartment development – is for a large site in a street earmarked for higher density residential development. A small apartment building on the site precluded a successful redevelopment so it was decided to demolish it and start again, with the bricks integrated in the facade of the new design. The proposal is for twenty-five apartments averaging a six-star rating, without double-glazing or any other active system. The development comprises two four-storey blocks; the one on the street runs north–south, and the rear block east–west and a half-floor lower. There is a variety of one-bedroom to three-bedroom apartments. A wind turbine is proposed for the top of the lift tower, and the west wall to the front block is to be covered with vegetation. A communal pool area has been incorporated in the entry courtyard. The proposal has been granted a planning permit.
location Ormond Road, Elwood