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    Finalists announced for $106 million redevelopment design competition for Harbord Diggers

    Geraldine Chua

    The Harbord Diggers Club in Harbord, NSW has released the list of finalists that will compete for the second stage of its Development Application project in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. 

    The proposed $106 million redevelopment project was announced in November last year, with the Mounties Group, which Harbord Diggers is part of, investigating future options for the club, site and Freshwater Headland precinct. 

    Registrations of interest for a design competition was sought from established architectural and design practices or consortia. 

    Following an extensive review and assessment process, the club has formalised their decision on the final five architectural groups. They are:

    • Altis Consortia (Altis Architecture, McGrgor Coxall, Thomson Adsett and Clare Design); 
    • Architectus Consortia (Architectus, Chrofi and JMD Design);
    • BVN Consortia (BVN Donovan Hill, Durbach Block Jaggers, Aspect Studios, Silver Spirit Partners and Fleetwood Hotels);
    • PTW Consortia (PTW, Axil, Spackman Mossop Michaels); and 
    • Woodhead Consortia (Woodhead, Indyk Arcitects and AECOM).

    “There were a number of registrations of interest recevied from firms, groups and architectural companies from across Sydney and the wider region, making it a difficult task for our review,” said general manager of Harbord Diggers, Dale Hunt. 

    “We are very pleased with the five chosen to move forward to the design concepts. It is great to see that firms have joined forces with other design taeams to form consortia in order to deliver the very best concepts for our unique site and ultimately our members and the community.”

    The five groups will now deliver competitive design concepts to meet the brief of a community asset that will provide high quality, functional buildings and uses for the Harbord Diggers site. 

    This includes registered club facilities, seniors independent living units, fitness facilities, community day care facilities, and child care and member services. 

    The Stage One Development Application was approved in September 2013. To find out more about the redevelopment, please visit www.newdiggers.com.au

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