Monash City Council approved at its monthly meeting on 25 August 2015 our residential project of 98 apartments and townhouses at Wheelers Hill in Melbourne. Subsequently, a Notice of Decision (NOD) to Grant a Permit was issued on 26 August 2015.
Architeria Architects led by Principal Architect Mel Gawi, were engaged by Ouson group in early September 2014 to submit a planning application for 44 apartments and 54 town houses at 820-830 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill. The complete planning submission was submitted to council within 6 weeks of engagement.
The design objective was to locate an apartment building to the east of the site which would create a height transition from the neighbouring site, which currently has a planning approval for apartments, to the proposed townhouses to the west.
The main objective was to create a safe environment for families and children by separating the vehicle circulation on the lower ground level from the central pedestrian walkway. The aim was to maintain the boulevard field, characteristic to the area. The building materials and external colours are adding modern, earthy touches to the area, yet complying with the neighbourhood character. Metal cladding in various shades of grey combined with white render and timber composite cladding give the townhouses a contemporary feel and the materials are repeated in the apartment façade to keep the development consistent.
Adding to the leafy boulevard character of the area are the new proposed canopy trees and landscaped gardens and playgrounds.
Congratulations to Architeria Architects, Ouson Group and all those involved for this great achievement.
Mel Gawi, Principal Architect - Architeria Architects