Housing NSW – Leumeah
Leumeah, Sydney, Australia
- Housing NSW/Coffey Projects
KANNFINCH recently designed and delivered a number of social housing projects for Housing NSW on sites across metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW. A series of typical dwelling modules were developed to meet HNSW standards to fit a variety of housing typologies (such as seniors housing and general housing) and site conditions. These modules became the basis for the individual developments.
The key challenges were to deliver high amenity apartments within restricted budgets while maximising yield on each site and responding to particular surrounding neighbourhood contexts.
This particular 2300sqm site in Leumeah, Western Sydney, accommodates a total of 14 apartments, all designed under the Seniors Living SEPP. The residences have high amenity, with natural cross-ventilation, access to private outdoor space in the form of substantial balconies and screened courtyards, as well as shared landscaped areas. In keeping with the surrounding residential fabric, the street frontage is a series of strikingly composed two storey structures.
Sustainability initiatives include passive solar design, gas boosted solar hot water, rainwater tanks and the retention of significant vegetation.