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The Parade

NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has transformed a vacant site in West Ryde, partnering with Billbergia who engaged PTW to design a mix of social housing and private homes.

Evolve Housing were engaged by Billbergia as the nominated social housing manager and the $55M development included the construction of three residential apartment buildings comprising 150 units including 30 social housing dwellings and 120 private units.

Located within 300m of West Ryde train station, the three buildings range from six to eleven storeys and include:
Building A - Six storeys with 30 social housing apartments.
Building B - Nine storeys with 57 private housing apartments.
Building C
- Eleven storeys with 63 private housing apartments.

The Parade, West Parade includes three buildings, each composed of cubic brick bases of six storeys along the street edge, providing an anchoring element to each building.

These brick bases support taller but setback curved forms, each with pronounced and rounded horizontals - reminiscent of rail movement on the adjacent tracks. Along the railway, the composition is vertically split into contrasting brick and curved paired elements.

The interiors have been designed to have a seamless flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces, which maximises the living and dining options for residents.

Featuring open spaces with landscaping between each of the buildings, a rooftop terrace and revitalised streetscapes, the buildings are environmentally sustainable with water recycling features and energy saving solar panels. All apartments have step-free access to assist people with mobility restrictions share a three-level basement car park.


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Entrance to social housing apartments
Contrasting brick and curved paired elements
Entry to Building C


Wallumedegal Country, 63-77 West Parade, West Ryde, NSW, Australia



Read more on the NSW Land and Corporation website.