Next, together with Woods Bagot Architects and Roxy Pacific undertook the design and construction of the eight level mixed use building comprising of 44 apartments with a mix of one, two and three bedrooms.
The building also has a communal rooftop terrace for entertaining, a two level basement carpark with ground floor retail.
"The project is another example of Next's expertise in building collaboratively in live environments which require intensive stakeholder management", said Next CEO, Joseph Di Girolamo. A major challenge for the project team was the tight, corner block site, which had limited access for materials handling and storage. Traffic management was paramount with the project team sequencing works and deliveries to mitigate traffic disruption within the neighbourhood.
The building is also located over the rail corridor so the basement excavation required extensive vibration monitoring and sequencing to ensure safety and quality control was managed.
The architectural intent for The Hensley is to coexist harmoniously with the heritage architecture of buildings in surrounding streets. Next worked closely with internationally renowned architects, Woods Bagot to achieve the design intent with the elegant integration of this heritage building in this mixed use development. External features of steel and glass integrate with the historic brick façade.
High quality internal finishes were installed throughout the apartments including stone benchtops, herringbone ﬂoors, exposed brick feature walls, elegant cabinetry and craft joinery.
Common areas are a feature of this development with a grand lobby including full building height green wall and sky light with landscaped gardens and classic stucco plaster walls and terrazzo floors welcoming you into the building.