If longevity is the mark of a great street, Oxford Street* in London would probably win the prize. The street was originally a Roman road, and its survival is testament to what early masters the Romans were of creating public infrastructure.
Ask a lay person what makes a great street and they might have trouble answering. But they may easily be able to name a few of their favourite streets or at least a street they “like” whether in their home town or a city somewhere else. Various elements such as wide promenades to ramble along, mosaic tiles, trees, room to move around and an interesting combination of architecture and shelter all come into play.
Planners and urban designers have mostly sought to increase densities in Australia’s cities. Society’s low-density love affair has brought us unending sprawl, with all its social, environmental and economic ills. Attempts to rein in our metropolises’ spreading girth and create more sustainable, liveable and economically-efficient cities have focused on strategic increases in density to support public transport use and reach viability thresholds for local amenities within walking distance.
David Lock Associates town planning and urban design team, together with BKK Architects were engaged by Wilmasir Pty Ltd and 206 Heidelberg Pty Ltd to develop a high-quality apartment development at 204 – 206 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East. The Planning Permit was issued by Banyule City Council in November last year and contains 45 apartments over 3 and 4 storeys.
David Lock Associates would like to welcome a number of new stars to our team.
Darren joins David Lock Associates as CFO. Darrens' focus is on the provision of a range of services from financial modelling to mergers and acquisitions, due diligence work, negotiations, banking submissions and relationships and general consulting. Darren holds a degree in Accounting and is a CPA member with over 20 years experience both in Australia and overseas. Darren was awarded a Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for his Bachelor of Business – Accounting.
Our Sydney office is moving to a new location from Monday 9th March 2015.
Our new address is:
Studio 111, 50 Holt Street,
Surry Hills 2010
Our telephone number will remain the same 02 9699 2021.
Please update your records.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new space.
As part of the lead-up to the National Congress in Melbourne, PIA has organised a series of think-tank sessions to promote Great Places which David Lock Associates is proud to be sponsoring.
The team at David Lock Associates extend our best wishes to those celebrating the Year of the Goat. We wish you a year of luck and prosperity.
David Lock Associates has worked in collaboration with Stonnington City Council to undertake an Urban Design Framework (UDF) for Malvern Road-Burke Road Neighbourhood Activity Centre in response to the opportunity presented by the planned grade separation of the Glen Waverley rail line at Burke Road.
David Lock Associates and Arup have launched their student competition, asking students to tackle the task of developing an urban design framework for Melbourne’s St Kilda Junction and south of St Kilda Road.
London Park subdivision is currently under construction.
Getting the strategic analysis right as part of an urban context and design response report (UCR) can make all the difference in making the case for planning approval at council.
Recent debate around the eagerly anticipated release of the Better Apartment Design guidelines from the Office of the Victorian Government Architects (OVGA) provides the perfect opportunity to closely examine the implications of the standards and draw some national and international comparisons.
We’d like to wish all our clients, collaborators and partners a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year with friends and family.
Congratulations to RotheLowman for taking out two awards at the Urban Development Institute of Australia awards for excellence.