Royal Shores project wins Urban Taskforce award

Royal Shores project wins Urban Taskforce award
Royal Shores project wins Urban Taskforce award

Royal Shores, an Ermington waterfront residential complex, was announced the winner for Best Urban Renewal Development in this year’s Urban Taskforce’s Development Excellence Awards.

The urban renewal project in Sydney's north-western suburb is a joint venture between PAYCE and Sekisui House Australia.

The $450 million estate is on a former Defence Housing Australia (DHA) site. It comprising nine buildings and 632 apartments, apart from communal facilities, including a playground, picnic shelters and landscaped foreshore cycle and walkways.

The layout of each of the buildings was organised around a central landscaped courtyard to maximise natural light, cross-ventilation and privacy.

The development is adjacent to the 27 hectare George Kendall Riverside Park and Melrose Park.

The award winning team also included leading architectural firm, HDR | Rice Daubney, interior architect Turner, construction company DASCO Australia and Project Managers, M Projects.

“We engaged specialist landscape architect, Fiona Robbe to design a bespoke playground in Halvorsen Park to acknowledge the history of the location, including the World War I AE2 submarine base and the Halvorsen family timber boat building business," said PAYCE director Dominic Sullivan.

“The Royal Shores location presented a unique opportunity to create something special in urban renewal at a location that had once been an industrial site and more recently a wasteland."


Urban Taskforce Ermington

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