31/10/2018 - 13:59

LandCorp calls for builder innovation

31/10/2018 - 13:59

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LandCorp has challenged local builders to develop solutions to difficult site conditions and to showcase high-tech, innovative medium-density construction capability through two separate expressions of interest campaigns.

Artist's impression of Salt Lane at Shoreline, North Coogee.

LandCorp has challenged local builders to develop solutions to difficult site conditions and to showcase high-tech, innovative medium-density construction capability through two separate expressions of interest campaigns.

LandCorp announced partnering opportunities two prime locations – the Shoreline estate in North Coogee and East Village at Knutsford, in Fremantle.

At North Coogee, builders are invited to register their interest to work with LandCorp in the creation of 35 architecturally designed terrace homes in the first stage of a new precinct to be known as Salt Lane.

The precinct, comprising micro lots up to 328 square metres, is targeted towards first homebuyers and downsizers and will ultimately comprise 170 dwellings, including terrace homes, townhouses and low-rise apartments.

Salt Lane is a LandCorp Innovation through Demonstration project focusing on sustainable development and providing a diversity of living choices.

In addition to climate-responsive housing design, Salt Lane will include high-quality landscaping and street amenities, and focus on catering for pedestrians and cyclists to encourage a slower-speed urban environment.

At East Village at Knutsford, LandCorp is calling for expressions of interest from builders to develop 36 survey strata town homes on lots sized from 189sqm to 269sqm.

Designed by architect Michael Patroni, the houses range from three-bedroom, two-bathroom residences to homes with adaptable spaces for home offices and studio apartments.

The development will also feature the latest blockchain technology and intelligent home systems.

LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said the developments at Salt Lane and East Village at Knutsford introduced unique and innovative ways to address the growing need for well located, good quality medium-density housing in Perth.

“Just 19 per cent of housing approvals in Western Australia relate to medium-density dwellings, but this type of housing offers a better use of land, energy-efficient design and a great deal of choice and diversity in product,” he said.

In another project, LandCorp has called for registrations of interest from WA builders with the ability to develop housing solutions for difficult home sites, as part of a new approach to creating future residential estates.

Under the process, the agency will identify a group of qualified builders able to apply innovative methods and approaches to sites presenting challenges such as sloping inclines or gradients, poor soil conditions or areas prone to flooding.

A shortlist of builders will be selected to participate in future tender opportunities for demonstration housing projects in LandCorp developments in metropolitan and regional WA.

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