Ku-ring-gai Council commissioned Studio GL to develop a concept that explored the potential for the redevelopment of a Council-owned former bowling club site in Gordon, on the North Shore of Sydney. The site is located in an area of well-established single detached homes with a strong existing character. A number of heritage-listed items and Heritage Conservation Areas are located in close proximity to the site and were considered in the design of the concept.
Traffic, heritage and flood risk management, and sensitive interfaces with existing low density housing, created design challenges. Studio GL led a project team of experts in traffic impacts (SMEC – Traffic), flood risk management (CCS – Flooding) and heritage (John Oultram H+D – Heritage) to address these concerns.
Existing local planning controls were applied to the scheme to test its feasibility. A low-density infill scheme, sympathetic with the surrounding R2 Low-Density Residential areas was designed and documented through plans, sketches and a 3D model.
The scheme and associated studies provided Council with information to support an informed decision as to the potential future development of the site.
Client: Ku-ring-gai Council
Project date: 2020-2021