The Innovation & Excellence Awards, managed by the Property Council of Australia, is one of Australia’s most esteemed property awards programs. Since 1982, these awards have been dedicated to promoting outstanding design and innovation in the built environment.
Through this program, the Property Council of Australia showcases exemplary projects in property development and investment across various sectors and design disciplines. It aims to highlight the best practices and exceptional achievements that define the industry.
Barker Ryan Stewart takes pride in our involvement with multiple projects that have earned recognition as finalists across various categories this year. We congratulate our clients on their exceptional achievements.
Best Affordable Housing – Adira Apartments, Woy Woy
Adira Apartments at Woy Woy is a Best Affordable Housing finalist.
This mixed-tenancy complex offers older women a unique solution, by providing them with opportunities to access safe and secure long-term rental accommodation. The combination of social, affordable, and market-rate rentals ensures a diverse and inclusive community for all residents.
More specifically, this housing complex is thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs of older women, who are increasingly becoming the fastest-growing demographic of people experiencing homelessness.
Barker Ryan Stewart provided planning and engineering services to successfully obtain development approval for the Adira Apartments development. This included the provision of a Statement of Environmental Effects, Stormwater Management Report, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan and CPTED Report.
Best Public Art Project – “All our Boys” at Westmead
“All our Boys” at Westmead is a Best Public Art Project finalist.
Spanning almost 9,400 sqm, “All Our Boys” is a captivating site-specific public art installation that stands opposite two local heritage landmarks: the University of Western Sydney and the Victorian Residence. These buildings were once part of the St Vincent’s Boys’ Home, which occupied the site from 1896 to 1985. The site narrates the story of the boys who resided in the home, with the artwork bridging the past with the present and future.
Deicorp enlisted the expertise of Barker Ryan Stewart to provide traffic engineering, a Construction Management Plan, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design services to assist with obtaining development approval for the residential development, Highline Westmead. Situated in the prime location of Western Sydney, Highline Westmead introduced a new era of apartment living as an exciting planned residential community.
Best Residential & Best Mixed Use – Rhodes Central for Billbergia
Rhodes Central for Billbergia is a Best Residential & Best Mixed Use finalist.
Rhodes Central is a meticulously planned neighbourhood, transforming an industrial peninsula into a thriving residential community. Strategically located adjacent to the train station, this $2.5 billion mixed-use precinct provides an abundance of lifestyle retail options, fresh market stores, and an indoor recreation centre – all centered around a vibrant public plaza.
Billbergia engaged Barker Ryan Stewart to provide civil engineering design services for the public domain works related to the Rhodes Central Precinct development. This included the reconstruction of roads and footpaths, as well as improvements to intersections. The scope of services also encompassed the design of upgraded roads, a signalised intersection, and driveway access points to the northern buildings and towers. Collaborating with the Council and the client, the footpath areas were designed to incorporate smart poles, landscaping, and pedestrian facilities.
Best Residential – Col James Student Housing
Col James Student Housing is a Best Residential finalist.
Located next to Redfern Station, Col James Student Housing is an integral component of the Pemulwuy mixed-use precinct. A key objective was to establish a welcoming and nurturing environment that would serve as a second home and personal sanctuary for students.
Situated in the heart of Redfern, the Pemulwuy Project is a significant $70 million redevelopment of the land previously known as “The Block,” owned by the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC). This development includes various elements – including the Col James Student Accommodation – designed to accommodate up to 596 students. The student accommodation offers communal amenities, open spaces with an internal courtyard, and a rooftop terrace.
Additionally, the project includes 62 affordable housing units dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as commercial and retail spaces, a childcare centre, a gallery, and a gymnasium.
Best Residential – BLUE at Lavender Bay
BLUE at Lavender Bay is also a Best Residential finalist.
Developed by Aqualand, BLUE at Lavender Bay is an extraordinary project which showcases innovative design. The 20-storey office structure was converted into an apartment complex, boasting 125 residences.
Aqualand appointed Barker Ryan Stewart to provide strata certification services for the residential, shop-top housing, and commercial strata schemes incorporated within the development.
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