Housing NSW Seniors Housing
Port Macquarie, Australia
- Under Construction
This is one of three key development sites in Port Macquarie which KANNFINCH is delivering for Housing NSW. This particular 1400sqm site provides housing specifically for seniors. It contains 41 residential apartments, communal areas and basement parking, totalling over 3500sqm of gross floor area. The design responds to the Seniors Living requirements of SEPP 65, which address issues such as safety, accessibility and community specific to senior residents.
Situated in a quiet residential area close to the centre of town, the bulk and scale of the design factors in the current urban fabric of one and two storey houses, as well as the potential for densification in future master plans, and addresses site flooding issues.
Robust materials such as concrete, brick, glass and tiles have been used in innovative ways to deliver a dynamic overall design in which apartments have a high amenity, maximising cross ventilation, private outdoor space and direct solar access where possible.
Sustainability initiatives included in the development include central solar hot water, rainwater harvesting and re-use, photovoltaic panels, excellent compliance with SEPP 65, energy efficient lighting and natural ventilation with ceiling fans installed instead of air conditioning.