The Next team recently handed over another social and affordable housing project located at 73 Cabramatta Ave, Miller. This is Next’s third project for repeat client, St George Community Housing.
The six-storey development includes 39 energy efficient, innovative and quality one and two bedroom units, designed to connect people to opportunity and encourage vibrant and inclusive communities.
Located directly across from Miller High School, the project required detailed planning for all movements in and out of the site. “Ensuring the safety of all school members, public and site staff is our first priority throughout the construction works” said Next CEO, Joseph Di Girolamo. School zone delivery restrictions required the Next team to precisely forecast and plan all deliveries within the permitted time frames ensuring the construction program was achieved whilst ensuring the safety of school students, staff and family.
The project was designed to meet Silver and Platinum Liveable Design Guidelines, which ensured the units prioritised comfort, safety and ease of access as core design features and were readily adaptable to meet the changing needs of occupants. The development also achieves a range of sustainability targets, including a 7-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating, which assesses the energy efficiency of the design.
Next managed the design and construction of the housing development to ensure it met the demands of a modern lifestyle whilst also promoting community engagement and connecting residents to opportunity. A focal element of the development is the articulated face brick façade, which is low maintenance, durable and pleasing to the eye.
Major works delivered by Next included the installation of two lifts, solar panels, 45,000 litre on-site stormwater detention tank, a new substation, sewer main encasement, gas main upgrade and undergrounding of high voltage cables. The project was constructed concurrently with another SGCH project delivered by Next in the adjoining suburb of Cartwright.
Well done to the project team’s ongoing commitment, which ensured any construction challenges were handled swiftly and effectively!