Residential

Archibald Street, Willagee

Design Feasibility for Private Investor

Context

The Willagee Structure Plan had been endorsed by Council, and whilst waiting for the Scheme Amendment to be adopted, we conducted a design feasibility on the property to allow the owner to determine which strategy would suit their investment requirement.

For this 739sm site, the brief was to produce 3 units of 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom + 2 carbay configurations that would cater for the First Home Owners needs.

The parameters:
i) the fixed selling price of the individual units
ii) the internal individual unit configurations
iii) standard R-codes considerations in view of the new re-zoning to R40

Description

We formulated 2 possible scenarios during our design feasibility:
i) 3 units with the last unit being smaller
ii) 3 units with the last unit being a double story unit

An additional scenario was also presented for consideration where 2 larger un-compromised units with an additional entertainment room were done instead of requested 3 units. This would be larger units that would appeal to a different market segmentation that would be more open to a higher selling price.

The young investor opted for a 3 unit development with the last unit consisting of a slightly smaller built up. Our design proposal was submitted requiring no variations to the Local Planning Policies or R-codes.

The investor was able to leverage off our relationship with one of our panel builders and upgraded the internal specification for no additional charge. As a commendation of our panel builders work, 5 lead enquires for purchase and 1 enquiry for aid in designing and developing a similar block was received from the surrounding neighborhood.

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