Lady Bay Links townhouses
for Chris Bailey at
St. Andrews Blvd,
LADY BAY LINKS
construction begins 2005
Building performance is limited by the site's land encumbrance design limits, the building's conventional construction and fitout. Nevertheless, performance is enhanced by the integration of climate responsive design layout, solar hws, limited rain water capture and re-use, vent inflow to pantries, some photovoltaic power grid connected
On 600m2 dense urban allotment on the golf course perimeter, 2 two storey townhouses of concrete lower floor, framed walls/upper floor/roof, generally fibre cement lining and tile roofs with integrated features as detailed below.
The land sits between the road frontage on its southern boundary and the golf course on the northern boundary.
Conventional features include the framed building structure, development caveats requiring tile roofs and prohibiting visible solar system panels. The small allotment size limits stormwater management and excludes wastewater management on-site. These elements limit the performance of the project.
The design however has been able to introduce a list of passive and system features to capture some of the sustainability potential.
The project rates at the upper end of the available FirstRate energy efficiency scale.