Housing NSW – Sadlier
Sadlier, Sydney, Australia
- Housing NSW
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 1500sqm site in Sadleir, Western Sydney, accommodates a total of 10 apartments, as well associated car parking and landscaped areas. All residences have access to private outdoor space in the form of substantial balconies and courtyards, as well as high quality shared landscaped areas. Over half of the apartments are adaptable to seniors living.
A palate of robust materials including brick, timber, zincalume cladding and concrete are used to create articulated building compositions that fit with the surrounding streetscape.
All apartments achieve a 6 Star NatHURS rating through sustainability initiatives such as passive solar design, gas boosted solar hot water, rainwater tanks and drought tolerant low maintenance plants.