North Eveleigh Affordable Housing

North Eveleigh Affordable Housing

As the first residential building planned for the North Eveleigh precinct Architectus' design meets high environmental, urban design and aesthetic standards.

The renewal of the Eveleigh Carriage Workshops provides a great opportunity to revitalise and activate Sydney's most interesting late Victorian industrial heritage precinct. Located close to the University of Sydney, King Street Newtown, and the Redfern and Macdonaldtown rail stations, the North Eveleigh Precinct is emerging as a vibrant cultural destination with weekend markets and new performance and gallery spaces. The subject site is part of a wider master plan, approved in 2008, to develop the precinct for residential, commercial, retail and cultural uses.

Responding directly to City West Housing's requirements the design comprises 88 affordable housing apartments across 7 levels in studio, one, two and three bedroom configurations, and duplexes at upper levels. To promote social interaction generous rear gardens, a landscaped roof terrace, and an open access gallery have been incorporated.

The design complements the existing heritage context and significant public setting. While continuity with the site's built heritage fabric is provided through the use of brick and the building's formal layout, it is intended for there to be a clear contrast between the new building's material, colour and character and that of the existing buildings to the east and the west. While this distinction encourages a clear understanding of old and new fabric, it also allows different uses and their discrete public and private roles in the precinct to remain legible.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

City West Housing
North Eveleigh, Sydney
Floor area
State Significant Development Application 2013
Original value
Ray Brown