THE POCKET RECEIVES INDUSTRY PRAISE

On Friday night, The Pocket Claremont – a Georgiou Living project and proudly designed by CCN – took out the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing category in the 2017 WA Architecture Awards.

These awards showcase the rich and unique outcomes that can come from clever design – no matter what the budget, site, or location of the project.

Development Director Armando Rossi said the Georgiou Development team was proud of the project’s success as is sets a benchmark for all future projects in the area.

“As the first development in LandCorp’s Claremont on the Park, it was up to Georgiou Living to set the tone for the precinct and it was a role we took very seriously. This award recognises our efforts not only in the design but the quality of the finished product.”

On Saturday night, the project also picked up a high commendation in the Residential Construction ($25m-$100m) category at the 2017 WA Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Professional Excellence Awards in Perth.

The AIB Awards are unique as they are the only Australian awards that recognise the professional excellence of individual’s in the building and construction process, as opposed to the project or completed structure. These awards are about how it was built, not what was built.

The Pocket Claremont is the first residential development for Georgiou Living – the residential brand of Georgiou Developments.

CANNINGTON WANTS BUZZ, DENSITY

Georgiou Developments was yesterday mentioned in The West Australian newspaper for their potential involvement in the City of Canning’s $100 million ‘regeneration’ program which includes a new main street, denser development near the train station and a bid to create a thriving night-time economy.

The article mentions how Georgiou is working with the City on a transport orientated mixed-use development near the station on the corner of Sevenoaks Street.

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YIELDING TOP-SHELF OUTCOMES

Georgiou Living’s VITA West Leederville development was featured in The West Australia’s Real Estate section at the weekend.

The advent of warmer weather and the chance to secure a premium apartment address at pre-construction prices have seen a surge in enquiry at VITA West Leederville, with one-bedroom residences almost sold out and visitor numbers at the project’s display apartment climbing.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOINS COMMITTEE FOR PERTH BOARD

Georgiou Development’s Executive Director Jon Smeulders has been voted in as a Director on the Committee for Perth Board.

The recently held election for Committee for Perth Board members saw five new people voted in as Directors, with one current Director re-elected. Committee for Perth Chairman John Langoulant AO, said the 14 nominees were all of a very high caliber.

“The election of Directors by our members is a rigorous democratic process that has served us very well for the past decade. And given the Committee’s leadership on gender equality it was pleasing to see that all women who nominated were elected,” said Mr Langoulant.

The incoming Directors are:

  • Maya vanden Driesen from Wesfarmers was elected until November 2019. She had been filling a vacancy following Diane Smith-Gander’s resignation at the end of last year.
  • Deborah Terry was elected until November 2019. She is the first Curtin representative to join the Board.
  • Stephanie Buckland from Amana Living was elected until November 2019.
  • Jon Smeulders from Georgiou Group, was elected until November 2019. Jon currently sits on the Committee’s Reshaping Working Group
  • John Nicolaou from ACIL Allen Consulting and the former Chief Economist at the CCI has been elected until November 2019.
    “Each of the new Board members brings a skill-set which will add to and complement those of the existing Directors,” added Mr Langoulant.

“While the Committee for Perth is an apolitical organisation, next year will be an interesting time with either the re-election of the current government or the election of a new one. Either way we are keen to engage with the government as we continue to use fact based research to benchmark policies and decisions to continue to ensure that Perth is a vibrant, sustainable and liveable region as we head towards a population of 3.5 million. This is particularly relevant given the Committee’s recent release of the Get a Move On! report which focuses on priorities for transport investment and land uses for the Perth and Peel region.”

The new Board members join existing Directors Gaye McMath from Gold Corp, who was re-elected to fill the balance of her second, three-year term, Michael Schoch from Shell, Isaac Rankin from ANZ and Chairman John Langoulant AO.

“I would also like to take this time to thank outgoing Board members Michael Gollschewski from Rio Tinto and Abra DeKlerk from Aurecon for their commitment and the intellectual rigour and passion they brought to the Board. I hope they both got as much out of their time with the Board as we did having them working with us,” added Mr Langoulant.

John Langoulant AO has been reappointed as Chairman and Gaye McMath as Deputy Chair.

DEVELOPING INTEREST IN APARTMENTS AS BUYERS WARM TO OPPORTUNITIES

Signs of life are emerging for Perth apartments, with developers gearing up for project launches across the city amid an uptick in the number of potential buyers.

Much has been made of the patchy nature of Perth’s apartments market in 2016, with slow sales and a large number of approvals fuelling speculation the market was in danger of oversupply.

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LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR GOOD DESIGN IN WA

WA Premier the Hon. Colin Barnett and Planning Minister Hon. Donna Faragher today descended on The Pocket to announce new policies to guide the design of the built environment in WA.

Key aspects of the draft apartment design policy – natural light, ventilation and green spaces – were all on show today at The Pocket in Claremont WA where key Government members, representatives from Design WA, Department of Planning personnel and media gathered for today’s event.

The policy, which was today released to the public for comment, will help guide construction of well-designed apartments in WA.

Georgiou Development’s Executive Director Jon Smeulders addressed the media, commenting how Georgiou Living – Georgiou Development’s residential brand – aims to exceed expectations in terms of design and performance in each of their projects.

“We’ve ensured The Pocket engages with the community it sits in, with ground floor activation, some amazing public art and a building that adds to rather than detracts from its surroundings. We’ve made sure our residents enjoy fresh air, natural light and space through the use of clever design. The majority of apartments at The Pocket offer full cross-flow ventilation, are dual-aspect residences and include balconies and living areas that let in plenty of sunlight.

“Georgiou Living is committed to sustainable development, and we’ve achieved an average 8-Star NATHERS rating across The Pocket – comfortably outperforming the 6 Star minimum BCA standard. We’ve provided double glazing throughout, low energy LED standard and solar-powered common area lighting, hot water supplied by an energy efficient gas-powered heat pump, electric car bays and charge stations and secure bike racks.

“As our city continues to evolve, apartment living is increasingly becoming a key part of the fabric in housing our growing population. It’s crucial that new apartment projects are held to design standards that ensure new projects are attractive, sustainable and functional parts of our communities.”

To read the full release by Planning Minister the Hon. Donna Faragher, click here.

INTIMATE DINNER GIVES INSIGHT ON LIFE AT VITA

Georgiou Living gave clients a chance to experience what life would be like at its new Vita development in West Leederville, hosting an intimate dinner party at the fully furnished and operational display apartment last week.

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CLAREMONT POCKET READY FOR RESIDENTS

Construction has finished on the first apartment project on the rim of Claremont Oval where the Landcorp infill project Claremont on the Park is creating a new community.

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TAKE THE CHANCE TO POCKET ONE

Buyer demand has been strong at The Pocket at Claremont on the Park, with more than $63 million in sales and just a few apartments still for sale.

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SUPPLY SAFETY NET

Much has been made of oversupply in the Perth apartment market but it may not be as grim as it appears, according to industry insiders.

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