Another Department of Human Service project, this community residential unit was built on a regulation block in a suburban street. It was designed by architect Ed Ewer to complement the streetscape, and comprised six bedrooms, shared living zone and kitchen and a separate office, bathroom and kitchenette for the live-in staff.
Because of its proximity to the homes on either side, we had to work closely with neighbouring residents to ensure they weren’t adversely affected by the build. We also worked closely with the Department of Human Services staff, taking into consideration the varying needs of each of the people who would be moving in.
As is always the case with public housing projects, both the budget and the timeline were tight, forcing us to utilise clever solutions to complete the works. The Project Manager appointed by the Department of Housing for this job was Sam Pepper.