Lisa-Maree Carrigan Director
Lisa-Maree is Director of Architecture & Urban Design globally at GroupGSA. She leads engagement of teams and clients through design collaboration and strategic direction
Reimagining a local precinct means supporting the health, wellbeing and lifestyle needs of the community it serves. Through considered design that contemplates future needs and enriches lives, a masterplanned project can generate a vibrant new hub of connection and drive positive change. With the integration of ample public park space to enhance quality of life and spark interaction, the Eden Street project in Arncliffe brims with potential.
We were engaged by Billbergia to assist with the masterplan and architectural concept design for the new development, which aspires to revitalise a 1.3-hectare site in close proximity to Arncliffe train station. The proposal will consist of 698 apartments across 4 towers of heights varying from 16 to 20 storeys. The residential component will feature an affordable and social housing contribution of 141 apartments that will be returned to the sites existing owners, the Land and Housing Corporation of NSW. Merging social housing with general residential apartments will encourage engagement between all social strata and foster inclusivity.
The mixed-use development will include a new community centre, childcare facility, full line supermarket with supporting retail and an ‘eat street’ restaurant and café precinct. Car parking for retail and residents will be serviced through two and a half levels of site-wide basement.
Identified by Bayside Council as a site of special interest, it has been rezoned with an additional allowance for height and floor space—in return for a new 4000m2 public park at the heart of the masterplan. This public space is sheltered from the neighbouring Princess Highway and opens onto Eden Street to the north. It provides ideal solar access throughout the day and improves site through links that are already used by the community.
The parkland, combined with the scale and nature of the development, has demanded a highly collaborative effort from our project team, with knowledge and expertise being drawn upon from our landscape and urban design teams, as well as our architectural experience in residential, retail and social housing.
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