Defence Single LEAP Phase 2 PPP
John Holland Group, for Pinnacle Housing
Bid Phase, 2009
Architectus in partnership with Troppo Architects provided urban design, master planning and architectural design development through to construction documentation services in support of John Holland’s bid, on behalf of Pinnacle Housing, for the Department of Defence Single LEAP Phase 2 project which was delivered via a PPP model.
The project replaced substandard living accommodation for Australian Defence Force personnel with new accommodation designed to meet contemporary community standards, including 3015 units of single member’s accommodation at 14 bases across mainland Australia.
Architectus and Troppo Architects designed national building elements applicable to all Defence sites across the country using solid principals of passive design to guide solar orientation, optimise natural ventilation and achieve good summer and winter thermal performance. The site specific (or regional) context guided the arrangement of individual sites to suit the constraints and opportunities presented by varying topography, specific climate conditions such as prevailing winds and existing buildings and infrastructure.