Located at the former North Shore Gas Co. site in Crows Nest, our latest DA submission is a mixed-use building comprising of sixty one high-end 3 & 4 bedroom units and commercial space in the heart of Sydney’s North Shore.
The Rupert Villiers Minnett and Charles Cullis-Hill 1940s commercial building is an inter-war Art Deco building with original marble stairs, structural terracotta tiles and steel-frame windows that will be rejuvenated as part of the plans for the site.
The project prioritises liveability and intergenerational amenities through generously sized apartments that feature multi-functional spaces, spacious bathrooms, ample storage options, and large private open spaces.
Nestled within the suburban context, sits the park at the rear of the site. Offering lush green spaces shared between the public and its residents, the park integrates the project with its context, blurring the boundaries between the low-density residential neighbourhood and the mixed-use development.
The project offers extensive above-ground communal open spaces dedicated to commercial and residential users. The landscape design creates an integrated and sustainable system that is layered with lush and endemic greenery, recreational spaces, serene sitting areas, and delightful children’s play spaces.
The park offers an accessible path via the through-site link, serving as a portal from the quiet streets of Crows Nest to its vibrant town centre. It embraces its connection with the heritage-listed Gas Showroom through its integration of the original steel windows, rearranged to encase the building’s artefacts. Featured on the wall and the floor are historical archives that aim to tell the story of the Gas Showroom and acknowledge its historical significance.