Providing services in town and regional planning, traffic engineering, sustainable transportation planning and urban design.
21 Ellingworth Parade, Box HillBox Hill
Precision Property Investment Consultants
City of Whitehorse
The construction of an eight storey office building (over basement) and a reduction of the standard car parking rate.
The subject site is located within the Box Hill Metropolitan Centre and was therefore well situated for a high-density development. The site is located to the edge of a Major Development Precinct which transitioned to a lower-order built form precinct to the south; therefore, the challenge was to reach an agreed height with Council that responded to this interface while achieving a development yield fit for a major development precinct.
KUD Architecture designed an elegant commercial building which activated the public realm by way of passive surveillance opportunities at ground and first floors. The curvaceous façade is a unique architectural theme, which sets the bar high for a commercial premises and was well-received by Council officers. The project team had to navigate several more nuanced issues in relation to the rear laneway interface, including car parking/loading areas, pedestrian access points, and service amenities. The result was a relatively expedient planning permit with minimal objections and a satisfied client.