Build it and they will come
media release 11.10.20

Build it and they will come

Already well established internationally Build-to-Rent development is a paradigm shift in the multi-residential market that’s gathering momentum in Australia. As governments remove regulatory and tax road-blocks, and the finance industry gets creative with the funding, there are at least a dozen significant projects in the pipeline. Not only could they provide a post-Covid stimulus to the con-struction and housing industries, they might also deliver social and environmental benefits, as well as offer renters options like never before. Brian Mariotti (Principal, Allen Jack+Cottier) looks at the key drivers and design potential of this growth market.

For interviews or information, contact Joanne Sim, Clients + Markets Manager t: +61 415 548 532; e:

Saying ‘thank you’ with a wellbeing day
media release 31.07.20

Saying ‘thank you’ with a wellbeing day

Architecture, Urban and Interior design practice Allen Jack+Cottier (AJ+C) has announced they are rewarding all their employees with a day of paid leave to thank them for their work during the COVID crisis.

The AJ+C Wellbeing day will take place on Friday 7th August which will see all 75 staff members take the day off.

“With COVID-19 reshaping the way we run our business and live our lives, it’s important that we acknowledge the people helping our client’s and our practice stay steady during turbulent times.” Said Michael Heenan, CEO, AJ+C “Rewarding everyone with a day’s leave is one way we can continue to thank our teams for the tremendous dedication and commitment under these trying circumstances.”

Considering the health and wellbeing of their staff has been an important focus for AJ+C, initiatives have included mental health, resilience and mindfulness webinars, online yoga classes, on top of programs that were already in place such as employee assistance program, regular staff pulse check surveys and increased communication throughout the business.

The company’s typical end of financial year celebration is not possible, and the Wellbeing Day is an alternative which rewards its employees whilst providing time away from work to reflect, relax and recharge.

“Competing home and work demands, new health risks and feelings of loss linked to COVID-19 have impacted everyone.” Said Jayde Hunt, People and Culture Manager, AJ+C “All the initiatives we have at AJ+C have been well received by our employees; however, we want to support our employees in being their best selves and know that a practice with employees that are rested is linked to better creativity and innovation.”

For interviews or information, contact Joanne Sim, Clients + Markets Manager t: +61 415 548 532; e:

One Melrose recognised at the World Design Awards
media release 14.07.20

One Melrose recognised at the World Design Awards

Melrose Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

One Melrose at Melrose Park has been awarded second place in the World Design Awards for the Residential Concept.

The World Design Awards recognises outstanding ideas that redefine Architecture design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the Architecture and the natural world, the Architecture and the community, and the Architects and the city.

Melrose Park is a 30 hectares redevelopment of industrial land that has been master planned by Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) to be an exemplar mixed-use community, set among landscaped parklands.

The first stage of residential apartments, One Melrose, is currently nearing completion. Conceived as an urban oasis, on the banks of the Parramatta River. It consists of 277 smart homes across an enclave of three sinuously curved buildings, architecturally considered from every angle to harmonise with place.

“With buildings embedded into the landscape, and the latest amenities and transport options, we think it’s going to be a great place for families, a great place for professional couples. A place where life can happen at all levels.” –Michael Heenan, Principal, Design, AJ+C Click here to view full list of winners.

For high-resolution images, interviews or information, contact Joanne Sim, Clients + Markets Manager
t: +61 415 548 532; e:

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news 7.10.20
Weehur Redfern Student Housing receives approval

After being fast tracted as part of NSW government’s accelerated projects, Weehur Redfern Student Housing, Gibbons St has now been approved!

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news 22.09.20
Gowrie Village making great progress

Construction is well underway for the re-development of Gowrie Village in Lower North Shore. When finished, it will further enhance its reputation as leaders in aged care facility providing 107 beds and 40 Independent Living Units.

Since the beginning of this year, demolition has finished and construction has begun on site.

We look forward to its completion next year.

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news 21.09.20
Urbanest and The Burcham shortlisted in the Property Council 2020 Innovation & Excellence Awards.

We are excited to announce the shortlisting of two of our projects in the Property Council 2020 Innovation & Excellence Awards. . Urbanest Darling Square has been shortlisted in the Development Innovation Category. . The Burcham has been shortlisted in the Best Heritage Development Category. . Congratulations to all involved. . The Property Council of Australia is passionate about promoting and celebrating leading practice by the property industry via the Innovation & Excellence Awards program. . Announcement of all National winners will occur at a Black Tie Virtual Event to be held on 22 October 2020. . . . . .

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