Ryder work extensively within the later living sector, approaching each development with a passion to create positive and uplifting places for older residents to live. An important current project in that portfolio is Lodge Road in central London, an example of the vertical village concept of later living that integrates a flexible, menu based approach to living and care needs.
The client, C&C, a charitable provider of accommodation and care for the elderly currently owns and operates a 1960s block containing 202 small bedsits. The accommodation is inflexible, the units are too small and no longer regarded as fit for purpose.
Lodge Road View
Having attended a Build to Rent (BTR) conference in Sydney early in 2018, we were eager to understand how the market had progressed over the past 18 months. With extensive BTR knowledge through our UK Alliance partners Ryder Architecture, we took the opportunity to deliver a workshop on day two of this year’s Criterion BTR conference at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne. To ensure we hit the mark we seconded Andrew Costa, a Partner at Ryder Architecture, from their London studio. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge in this sector, having delivered over 3,000 apartments in the UK BTR to sector during the past few years and with another 3,000 on the drawing board.
After a long gestation period of about four years and numerous proposals, the design for ELLA Part 2 (former Comm Bank, then Hub site) was finally agreed based on a design by Therefore Studio in conjunction with i2C. Construction starting in early 2019.
This new food and culture precinct makes for a space to sit and relax whilst listing to music, catching up with friends and colleagues, working on your laptop or just generally taking in the ambience. It links LaTrobe Street with the newly opened ELLA laneways, taking pressure off the overly congested entry to the railway station.
Freedom Fuel’s and Taste My Bean drive thru coffee offering located prominently in a busy, heavily industrial area of Brisbane.
i2C incorporated the recently redesigned Freedom sales and food layout into the development along with a drive thru coffee outlet.
Construction of the first stage of Eastern Creek Quarter is well underway with key aspects of the site staring to take shape.
Precast concrete panels for the centre exterior walls can be seen propped and supported, ready for final structural fastening and connection to steel structure. Air handling units and other mechanical equipment have been delivered to site, for ceiling plenum installation.
i2C were approached by Cheil Australia to measure, model and document Samsung’s Galaxy Studio for Vivid Sydney 2019.