Community safety and environmental sustainability have been at the heart of the development application. A public through-site connecting Meredith Street to Kitchener Parade has been designed to maximise pedestrian flow through the site, facilitating pedestrian connections within the Bankstown Centre, and will be illuminated in the evenings to increase community safety. The development will also focus on affordability with a range of dwelling types, from traditional apartments, to two storey terrace style homes.
The ground plane has been designed to further enhance the amenities and dining options available within the Bankstown CBD; and supports the draft Sydenham to Bankstown urban renewal corridor strategy through providing a significant area of employment generating use to the ground floor.
The arrangement of forms on the site has been well considered. They recognise the site condition and strive simultaneously to achieve solar access to public domain, communal open space and private living area. Our aim is to create a new destination, a good quality place for locals and their visitors to meet, play and stay. The project has been designed as an optimistic piece of mixed use development. It will inject positive energy to the area.
Colours, materials and patterns for the project reflect a thinking on natural, local tones of the sites’ rural history – with a subdued and often earthy palette hinting at Eucalypt Gums, Ironbark and warm earth colours and Indigenous artworks. The local character of the area is also echoed in the Bankstown project, such as the pointed arch motif, which can be found repeating throughout Bankstown’s CBD and library / Town Hall.