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    Mixed-use development reinterprets Surry Hills’ terrace house typology

    A proposed mixed-use development for the Sydney’s Surry Hills reinterprets the older buildings that occupy the suburb.

    Designed by Scott Carver Architects, the project for 23-47 Flinders Street makes use of the typical Surry Hills terrace house typology. This typology, however, has been stacked over six-storeys and will feature 33 apartments, basement parking, shared amenities and ground floor commercial and retail tenancies.

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    In terms of materials, choices respond to the surrounding Victorian terrace houses. These materials include private verandahs, party walls, screening elements and street gates. The building will also be finished in a glazed brickwork similar to nearby hotel and residential developments.

    Beyond the building itself, the proposed project responds to the landscape qualities and off-street public domain character of Surry Hills. The development will provide a publicly accessible off-street courtyard garden as part of a cafe offering. In addition, will be a series of winter gardens and a communal roof garden.

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    The project’s developer, Avid Property Group, has lodged the plans for approval. 

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