Cosmopolitan Apartments & Retail
Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
- Stamford Property Services
KANNFINCH undertook this major refurbishment project from concept design right through to completion. The high profile but poorly planned original building, constructed in the mid 1960’s, contained a hotel and street level retail. Our objective was to adapt and reuse the building in ways that would contribute to the revitalization of Double Bay. The new mixed use development has 9,000sqm of gross floor area including 28 apartments, a large rooftop garden for residents, 20 retail outlets, 137 parking spaces and a community meeting room.
On the street level, a new retail arcade entry has been built, and additional retail outlets have replaced the garbage collection area facing the rear lane. The central portion of the building houses the car park, screened by folded and perforated panels which are the largest urban design object in Double Bay. On the upper levels, the apartments are designed to offer high amenity, with natural cross ventilation, private outdoor space and open plan living a priority.
Finishes and fittings throughout the fit-out are all of the highest quality, such as floor to ceiling marble in the bathrooms and oversized recessed timber sliding doors within apartments to either separate or open up spaces.
Sustainability initiatives in the scheme include re-use of more than 50% of the existing structure, cross-ventilation in 85% of the apartments, and a naturally ventilated car park.