Congratulations to the 2018 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence winners. The Awards were announced at a gala dinner on 3 August in Sydney. Click on the categories below for more information about each of the winners.
 
Download the full list of winners and commendation recipients here.

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Retail Development (joint) 

Narellan Town Centre Redevelopment by Greenfields Development Corporation and D. Vitocco Constructions in collaboration with Dart West Retail 

Narellan Town Centre is a family owned shopping centre in south western Sydney. In April 2015 the Centre commenced a $200 million redevelopment to create a vibrant retail environment for the community. The redevelopment included an architecturally designed retail bridge suspended over a 6 lane major arterial road and outdoor community plaza. The redevelopment also added a new Coles, Kmart, 120 new specialty retailers, 14 commercial offices and a high end restaurant precinct. The development opened in August 2017.

 
 
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Greenfield Development 

Brighton Lakes by Mirvac 

The trifecta of innovation, community and stakeholder engagement, and masterful planning and design proved a winner for Mirvac’s Brighton Lakes master-planned community at Moorebank, which last night won UDIA NSW’s Award for Excellence in Greenfield Development.

 
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Small-scale Infill Development 

Encore, Ramsgate Beach by HELM Pty Limited 

The eye-catching Encore achieves a rhythm appropriate for any repeat performance. It has been designed by the same architect, PCA Architects, and follows the HELM principle of developing masterful residences which enhance the value of the neighbourhood. Encore has just 10 apartments with an equal mix of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, each with a triple aspect. This much sought-after feature ensures greater natural light and cross flow ventilation

 
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Social Infrastructure (joint) 

Washington Park by PAYCE 

Washington Park is a 3.5 hectare integrated urban renewal project being delivered by PAYCE.  It is a combination of social and private housing situated in Riverwood North in Sydney’s south west (25kms from the CBD). Washington Park is approximately 15 percent of an existing Housing Estate. The project involves the replacement of outdated social housing units with ten modern, architecturally designed buildings, of which three buildings are new social housing units for seniors..

 
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Mixed-Use Development (joint) 

1 Parramatta Square by Charter Hall 

1PSQ, developed by Charter Hall, is the pre-eminent development in the landmark three-hectare Parramatta Square precinct; one of the largest urban transformation projects in Australia’s fastest growing CBD. 
 
Western Sydney University’s state-of-the-art Business campus and integrated commercial floors, retail and public spaces achieves a stunning combination of design, technology innovation and sustainability. 1PSQ is a world-class facility incorporating a digitally-infused environment with heritage elements brought to life, reinventing campus developments to deliver the ultimate in connectivity and public amenity experience.
 
 
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High-Density Development 

Wentworth Point Marinas by Billbergia Group 

Wentworth Point Marinas is a high-density residential development by the Billbergia Group, encompassing the full property cycle of land acquisition, rezoning, design development, sales and marketing, and construction.
 
Located on former industrial land at Wentworth Point, the $1 Billion project incorporates 1,149 apartments, together with community facilities and a $63 million privately-funded bridge, connecting the project to Sydney’s transport network.  
 
The project sets a benchmark for an integrated high-density development balanced with strong community outcomes through public amenity, transport connections and open space.
 
 
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Aged Care 

Flame Tree by Thomas Holt in collaboration with Jackson Teece Architecture 

.The new Seymour Shaw Residential Aged Care Facility by Jackson Teece presented a building for Thomas Holt that creates a new identity for the Kirrawee precinct. Representing a new standard of aged care the project brings together Thomas Holt’s new technology in care with a dynamic contemporary design. The building engages with the site and community through the use of a warm natural material palette. View corridors are created within the building to take advantage of the lush bushland setting and the design allows a natural flow from the indoor environment to thoughtfully landscaped gardens.  Residents and visitors alike will experience in this unique urban development a residential experience that transcends the institutional.

 
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NSW Regions Development 

Capri by CE Sourcing in collaboration with Central Element 

Capri is a small boutique development within the Point Frederick area of the NSW Central Coast, with a stunning design that captures spectacular views of the Brisbane Water from all apartments. The Capri visionary architecture is the work of White + Dickson Architects, renowned for their bespoke private homes and high-end residential buildings. 

 
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Commercial Development 

International House Sydney, Barangaroo South by Lendlease 

International House Sydney (IHS) stands at the gateway to Barangaroo as a beacon of innovation and sustainable design excellence. 
 
Designed by Tzannes and Associates and completed in April 2017, this six-storey building is the first commercial office building in Australia to be built using engineered timber – Cross Laminated Timber (CLT and Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) – as its primary building material and heralds a bold new future for a construction industry searching for cost-effective and sustainable building solutions.
 

 

 
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Retail Development (joint) 

Elements of Byron by KTQ Developments 

Elements of Byron is a world class and authentically Byron beachfront resort showcasing Australia’s best built form designers, respectful environmental integration and custodianship, and cutting edge engineering and I.T. The precise and harmonious integration of the built-form into the existing and rehabilitated natural features of the site provide an immersive barefoot luxury experience. Australian-first technology has delivered the organic architectural roof form, energy management and monitoring systems, and the world’s first solar powered train.

 
 
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Urban Renewal and Adaptive Re-use 

No.1 Lacey by Cornerstone Property Group in collaboration with BKH, Billard Leece and Made Projects 

The restoration of the 106-year-old Ford Sherrington building started with Cornerstone’s vision to create an extraordinary apartment project in a heritage building that afforded its residents a chance to live in an historic building.  It required the assembly of a talented team of design professionals lead by BKH and Billard Leece to deal with many complex issues and then required Made Projects to deliver the restored building transformed into the final product.

 
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Mixed-Use Development (joint) 

V by Crown Group 

V by Crown Group brings to Parramatta a building that is not only strikingly beautiful but well-conceived, balancing comfort with an unapologetic attention to detail. The development’s 30 floors of luxury residences soar dramatically above an 1,060sqm retail podium and house a diverse mix of 586 apartments and serviced apartments, cleverly positioned to optimise light and space. V by Crown preserves four 1790’s convict huts at the northern edge of its site as part of a conservation centre. 

 
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Masterplanned Communities 

Willowdale by Stockland 

Willowdale is Stockland’s largest masterplanned community in NSW and offers a wide variety of living options set among green open space and close to key services and transport. Construction began in 2013, with first settlements in June 2014 and more than 2,000 lots have sold in four years. 
 
Most components of the masterplan have now been delivered, making Willowdale a leading residential, retirement and recreational hub for Sydney’s south west region. The $1.1 billion project is due for completion in 2022.
 
 
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Medium-Density Development (below 100 dwellings) 

No.1 Lacey by Cornerstone in collaboration with BKH, Billard Leece and Made Projects 

The restoration of the 106-year-old Ford Sherrington building started with Cornerstone’s vision to create an extraordinary apartment project in a heritage building that afforded its residents a chance to live in an historic building.  It required the assembly of a talented team of design professionals lead by BKH and Billard Leece to deal with many complex issues and then required Made Projects to deliver the restored building transformed into the final product.

 
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Medium-Density Development (above 100 dwellings) 

Harbourfront Balmain by TOGA 

Harbourfront Balmain realises the vision to craft 121 luxury homes on a prized waterfront suburb conceived three years ago. Comprised of 117 residential apartments as well as 2 commercial and 2 retail lots, the project achieves a harmony of public amenity and private luxury for its residents. Through an extensive marketing campaign which generated interest for the project across the globe, Harbourfront has marked itself as a truly iconic Sydney project.

 
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Retirement Living  

Wivenhoe Village by Mbark 

Wivenhoe offers independent retirement living without compromise. The freestanding homes have been designed to provide accessible, efficient and open plan living with orientations designed to maximise solar access, privacy and an optimum outlook. 
Through its design, Wivenhoe provides a private, luxurious and independent lifestyle that is affordable to its local community. But it is the contributions it has made to local environmental outcomes and special needs education that makes it truly unique.
 
 
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Affordable Development 

46-48 Foveaux Street by SR46 in collaboration with Growthbuilt 

Growthbuilt delivered the design and construction of 46-48 Foveaux Street, an innovative boutique short-term affordable living development, for client SR46 in Surry Hills. 
 
Working closely together from DA through to completion delivered an outstanding project which exceeds the original brief and design intent and integrates with the local area vibrancy and amenity.
 
The detailed, high-quality craftsmanship applied by the Growthbuilt team in bringing this underutilised site to its best and highest use, sets a new benchmark for affordable inner-city living.
 
 
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Sustainability & Environmental Technology  

Brighton Lakes by Mirvac 

Mirvac’s vision for Brighton Lakes was to create a high quality connected and sustainable masterplanned community designed for a healthy active lifestyle, offering diverse housing choice and smart living with access to river parklands and resort-style facilities adjacent to a picturesque golf course.

 
Brighton Lakes adopted an innovative approach by being the first Mirvac project to be built using the pre-fabricated Velocity construction technique in partnership with CSR. 
 
Mirvac has created an aspirational masterplanned community which is the envy of the surrounding areas.
 
 
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Marketing (Urban Development)  

Paragon of Pyrmont by Thirdi 

Paragon of Pyrmont is a timeless inner city development offering its residents the pinnacle of luxury living in the heart of one of the world’s most desirable cities. With only 31 homes on offer, Paragon melds sophisticated, meticulous design with state of the art appliances and home automation through collaboration with some of Australia’s leading brands and products. 

 
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Marketing (Land Development) 

Harvest by AVID Property Group 

Located east of Maitland, Harvest is a boutique 50ha, 410-lot masterplanned residential development by AVID Property Group.
 
To capture the imagination of the market with something fresh, Harvest set itself apart by adopting a multi-channel, highly creative and innovative marketing campaign, promoting the USP of each neighbourhood/lot offering.
 
Branding is contemporary and organic, alluding to the value of tradition, growth, vitality, and new life. 
 
Since launching Stage 1, Harvest has never had to put up a ‘for sale’ sign. 
 
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