Build to Rent. Market Update

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.

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Claire Bowles becomes a qualified Regenerative Practionner

Claire Bowles has recently completed the regenerative practionner course delivered by Regenesis. This holistic approach requires early stakeholder engagement to establish a shared common purpose to regenerate a place through understanding what makes it unique, working with nature and enabling reciprocal relationships that bring positive approaches and inspiring new ways of building for life.

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Melbourne Central ELLA (Part 2)

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.

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Geebung Service Centre

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.

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On site at Eastern Creek Quarter

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.

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