Student Accommodation, Kensington

Contract Type
Design & Construct
Accord Property & Nuveen

Next has been engaged to design and construct the circa $35 million purpose-built student accommodation located at 4-18 Doncaster Avenue, Kensington. The purpose-built facility will provide modern, quality and vibrant community based accommodation for incoming UNSW students.

The four level development will have 259 beds, with room configurations including single studio rooms, twin shares and cluster accommodation with shared living areas.

The development will foster an enriching student based community through various communal areas and shared facilities including collaborative study areas and meeting spaces, recreational lounge rooms, games areas, a gym, outdoor terrace and barbecue space.

Other features include a reception area, basement parking and communal kitchens and laundry.

The development designed in collaboration with Architect Hayball, pays homage to the surrounding architectural terrace houses, whilst remaining a distinct modern development. Three of the five existing properties have been demolished. The remaining two local heritage-listed Victorian filigree terraces at 10 and 12 Doncaster Ave are to be retained.

A detailed white masonry façade will be constructed to blend the retained heritage terraces with the newly constructed building. The white brick façade will feature with architectural face brick, feature piers and joints accented with striking metal cladding.

The development incorporates a range of sustainability initiatives and will achieve a 4 Star Green Star rating, through energy efficient design and construction choices. Next will manage the implementation of the sustainability standards, which will provide long term operational cost savings for the client.

Prefabricated bathroom pods with be installed in lieu of traditional bathroom construction, which will accelerate the construction program and ensure quality control, allowing for seamless delivery, installation and cost efficiency.

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