LAHC Cowper Street Glebe

  • Architecture
  • Sydney

The reinvigoration of the Cowper Street precinct

As part of a social housing project by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC), we were selected as the executive architect for this significant project after it was approved from the design and construction stages. (Renders courtesy of JPW).

The Group
Client: LAHC
Studios: Sydney, Australia
The Team:

Pushing the boundaries

In collaboration with KANE Constructions, the initial design by JPW includes 70 environmentally sustainable social housing apartments and terrace houses in the inner-city suburb of Glebe. The site is located at 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, Glebe NSW.

This forward-thinking community development project by LAHC aims to substantially improve the existing community housing at a time when housing affordability is a significant concern.

Revitalising the Cowper Street precinct will honour the neighbourhood’s rich heritage while meeting high environmental sustainability standards. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) will be used as structural timber.

Delivering a Class 2 building in timber construction has long been an aspiration in our field, but costs and a lack of shared IP across the construction industry often hinder this goal. This exciting project is invaluable in expanding our capability in timber construction documentation and technical expertise.

It’s not just about creating a building; it’s about pioneering new knowledge and expanding our architectural horizons.

For updates

> See progress shots in our Linkedin post.

> Find more at Land and Housing Corporation 

Images of artist impressions courtesy of JPW.



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Noura Thaha Associate Director

Noura is an Associate Director and architect who has worked across various sectors, including residential, government, infrastructure developments, and education. She is well-versed in providing development advice and navigating complex statutory regulations to provide comprehensive solutions.

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