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20•07•2022 — News
We were recently featured in an article on urban.com.au regarding a development proposal for 290 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest.
Engaged by PDS, we worked collaboratively with Fuse Architects and Urbis to prepare an Urban Design Report in support of the 14 storey mixed use development which retains and adaptively re-uses the heritage listed Former North Shore Gas Co. Office building.
The site is situated in an urban block bound by Shirley Street to the north, Bruce Street to the south, Pacific Highway to the east and Sinclair Street to the west, which forms part of the Five
Ways intersection, where Pacific Highway, Shirley Road, Willoughby Road and Falcon Street converge. It is an important local landmark and defines the southern gateway to the St Leonards Crows Nest Precinct.
The proposed redevelopment forms part of the wider urban renewal of Crows Nest, catalysed by the future Crows Nest Metro Station and the release of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plan.
23•05•2022 — News
We are pleased with Landcom’s announcement on 20 May 2022 of the proposed transformation of the Former Bulli Hospital site to support a diverse mix of housing that will be integrated with the surrounding community, contributing to much needed housing supply.
We assisted Landom with pre-planning urban design and look forward to seeing how Landcom proceeds to evolve the site into a diverse, affordable and sustainable new neighbourhood.
The official media release is available here: https://www.landcom.com.au/news/media/new-dawn-for-former-bulli-hospital-site/
For further project information, visit Landcom’s website: https://www.landcom.com.au/places/bulli/
07•06•2021 — News
Great to see Fairfield City Council’s vision for the LGA progressing to reality with LAHC’s recent announcement of the $112m Kamira Court, Villawood development and the public exhibition of the urban design studies and associated LEP changes for Fairfield City Centre.
LFA, together with CityPlan’s Helen Deegan and Sonny Embleton, were engaged back in 2017 by Council to undertake an Urban Design Study for Villawood, which has informed the rezoning and urban transformation of Villawood Town Centre. Our vision was to set an urban design framework to attract more investment, provide more housing, improving access and connectivity, and create opportunities for more generous and inclusive public domain.
In 2019, the LFA + City Plan collaborative was again engaged by Council to expand the work on Fairfield City Centre Key Sites to the entire City Centre. A consultative process provided us with important insights into the aspirations of both landowners and the community, which informed our urban design and planning work. The result is an urban design framework that seeks to balance development opportunities with community benefits, guiding future planning proposals and development applications to maximise on the unique characteristics, opportunities, amenity and vibrancy that Fairfield City Centre can offer.