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Next deliver government supported roll out of social and affordable housing for St George Community Housing!

Next is proud to have delivered St George Community Housing, Cartwright, a key project in a government supported roll out of Low Income Housing Projects across South Western Sydney.

The development comprises 64 units across two four-storey buildings providing sustainable, safe and affordable housing for residents.

Next were engaged to design and construct the project in line with the Silver and Platinum Liveable Design Guidelines, which provides safer, adaptable and accessible amenities for elderly or physically disadvantaged tenants. In collaboration with DKO Architects, Next ensured the units were designed to prioritise comfort, safety and ease of access as core design features.

The housing development also achieved a 7.6 star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating, ensuring it was energy efficient and provided tenants with long term cost savings on energy bills through efficient design choices. Next’s OFSC (Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner) accreditation is a mandatory requirement for engagement on this project as it was part funded by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which is funded by the Federal Government.

The project involved the demolition of six houses and the design and construction of two four-storey buildings. The buildings mirror each other, with each building comprising 32 units including 6 one bedroom units and 26 two bedroom units.

The design features a striking brick veneer façade, with contrasting red, brown and white face bricks, vinyl acoustically treated timber look flooring, durable appliances and utilities, monochrome high-end look laminate joinery, white tiled kitchen splashback, built-in wardrobes and quality fixtures and fittings. The units are light-filled and spacious with balconies to create contemporary, quality living environments. The development also features a communal rooftop garden and BBQ space, to provide additional outdoor areas for tenants and promote community engagement.

Scope of works undertaken by our specialist team and subcontractors included the design and construction of a new substation, low voltage pillar and bringing a new gas main into the development. The project was constructed concurrently with another project Next undertook for SGCH in the adjoining suburb of Miller. The Next teams delivered all projects within 13 months, allowing for a seamless coordination of subcontractors, target programs and effective communication with the client managing the process of incoming tenants at final building occupation stage.

The project was delivered to an exceptionally high standard, in line with the St George Community Housing ethos of building homes that support resident’s wellbeing while fostering opportunities, social connections and economic independence. Well done to the Next team for the excellent work!  

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