Harvest Edge is an award winning urban precinct set within Landcorp’s Harvest project – WA’s first large-scale Greensmart community.
Bringing the benefits of the city to the suburbs
The defining challenge of this project was to bring the amenity of inner city living to the southern suburbs of Perth. Rarely achieved in practice, RobertsDay was able to introduce a diverse range of townhouses, maisonettes and apartments into the existing suburban development.
A short walk to both the Harvest Lakes town centre and the Success train station, Harvest Edge demonstrates how well executed transit oriented development can be a commercial success in any setting.
Roberts Day successfully tackled the key issues that dog efforts to introduce greater density into established areas as an antidote to ‘urban sprawl’.
A core part of the projects success was its focus on the quality of both the housing and the public spaces. The seamless integration with existing development won over local residents to the increase in density.
The market responded enthusiastically to the new housing product, with strong sales reflecting the high level of demand for sustainable environmental design and quality transit oriented development.
Quality and affordability through collaboration
RobertsDay worked closely with Simon Youngleson Architects and project homebuilders to meet LandCorp’s objectives for quality, affordable housing, including the preparation of individual housing designs for 53 lots.
Setting new benchmarks in climate responsive design
Harvest Edge was an early model for climate responsive design, using building design guidelines to achieve correct solar orientation and improve ventilation and insulation requirements.
Client: Landcorp Services: Statutory Planning, Design Site area: 13ha Number of dwellings: 264 dwellings Status: Under construction
Awards: Harvest Edge was the recipient of the 2010 UDIA(WA) Award for Excellence for Medium Density development.
Planning and Urban Design: RobertsDay Engineering: TABEC Environmental: RPS Group Traffic / transport planning: SKM Architecture: Simon Youngleson Architects Landscaper: Plan E Project Manager: Benchmark Project