Apartments win design accolades
THREE local developments were recognised at the 2018 UDIA WA Awards on September 15.
Defence Housing Australia won the High Density Development Award for its Liv Apartments project in Fremantle.
UDIA WA chief executive Allison Hailes said the project transformed a disused carpark into an attractive apartment complex featuring an average 7.5 star energy rating and used more than 10,000 recycled onsite bricks.
It was also one of less than 20 One Planet Living endorsed projects worldwide.
The Affordable Development Award went to Yolk Property Group’s Evermore Apartments – WGV in White Gum Valley.
“This innovative project demonstrates passion and leadership in the installation of solar and battery storage systems and innovative governance systems that allow apartment owners to sell electricity to each other,” Ms Hailes said.
“It was the first apartment development for sale in Australia to utilise such a system.”
Blackburne Property Group’s The Cove development in North Fremantle Park was named Medium Density Development.
“The Cove has been embraced by the downsizer market seeking a high-end apartment with minimal ongoing costs and fees,” Ms Hailes said.
“(It) offers residents large living areas and balconies, along with a 400sq m green space on the roof and lower terrace which showcases the excellent architecture and design elements that set the project apart from the competition.”
The night’s top honour went to BGC Development for its Hibernian Place + Westin Hotel project.
The project won the Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence, which recognises the project judged to be the very best across all of the category winners in 2018.
It also received the award for Excellence in Retail, Commercial and Mixed Use Development.
The 2018 UDIA WA awards celebrated the best in new development in WA.
Ms Hailes said the winners showcased the quality and diversity of land and homes that were available to the market in Perth and the regions.