News | 02 September 2014

Kingston wins UDIA Award

Kingston Apartments at Cockburn Central has been named Western Australia’s best medium density residential project at the coveted Awards for Excellence by the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA.




Cockburn Central’s Kingston Apartments wins Award for Excellence

Kingston Apartments at Cockburn Central has been named Western Australia’s best medium density residential project at the coveted Awards for Excellence by the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA.

It is the second time leading developer Australand has been recognised for its apartment developments at Cockburn Central after taking out the same category for the Luxe apartments in 2012.

“This award is further recognition of the innovative living experiences, stylish architecture and engaging community environments being developed at Cockburn Living,” Australand WA General Manager Tony Perrin said.

“The development comprises four separate buildings inspired by the Exiample district in the Spanish city of Barcelona, all linked by a shared recreational zone and symbiotic architecture” Mr Perrin said.

Mr Perrin said additional features included the design of a modern, shared recreational area which features a lap pool, gymnasium, outdoor cinema and outdoor barbeque and pizza oven.

The judging panel recognised Australand for its work in staging the development of Kingston to reduce financial risk and also allowing quick handover to purchasers. “This required careful management of the later stages to minimise any disruption or disturbances to the occupiers of the early stages,” the judges said.

“The completed development adds a significant element to Cockburn Central and further demonstrates that medium density development can succeed in middle ring suburbs,” they said.

The development comprises 189 one and two bedroom apartments and eight commercial tenancies, all within 200 metres of the Cockburn Central train station.

Mr Perrin said Kingston Apartments contributed to the master-planned community’s aim to become a well-connected, pedestrian friendly estate offering recreation, retail and commercial opportunities within walking distance of public transport facilities.