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WA’s first micro lots continue to impress with its innovation, with Now Living winning Excellence in Small Scale Infill Development at this year’s UDIA Awards.
This project, a partnership between Now Living, Department of Communities and LWP Property Group delivered WA’s first homes on green titled blocks under 100sqm in Ellenbrook.
The UDIA awards celebrates innovation and best practice in the WA development industry across a diverse range of categories. Now Living’s former Executive General Manager Troy Gorton said he was thrilled at the recognition and achievements received from the Verge Micro Lot Precinct since launching them to market.
“To win at such a prestigious industry event is a great achievement and is a great way to acknowledge what a successful partnership can achieve between the builder and the developer,” he said.
Mr Gorton said that all parties involved in the project completed a very high level of R&D, which was pivotal to achieve the desired project outcomes and to have all that work rewarded with recognition at this year’s awards was a fantastic outcome.
The Verge Micro Lot Precinct was also a finalist in Affordable Development, with the project aiming to provide a solution to the missing middle and showcase an affordable alternative that does not compromise liveability or quality, with an entry level price point for future house and land packages starting from only $294,000.
Since launching in June over 60% of the first release has sold.
“These homes have been an exemplary project for Now Living, allowing us to showcase innovation and the delivery of diversity into the Perth property market,” Mr Gorton said.
A ground-breaking project pushing the boundaries of innovation, Verge has been well received by industry stakeholders with Local Government and Regulatory Bodies undertaking multiple private tours of the two demonstration homes since the precinct launch in April.
The UDIA award judges commended the Verge micro lot precinct to present a quality, practical and functioning demonstration of how the ‘missing middle’ can be delivered successfully to assist with providing more diverse housing solutions for Perth.
They continued to comment that the two demonstration homes on site provided a combination of desirable style and living and the cleverly designed buildings ensured this cutting-edge planning initiatives success. No local precedent for this type of product in WA essentially provided a blank canvas for the design and resulted in practical and desirable built form.
Now Living continue to work closely with the WAPC, LWP Property Group and Consultants on how this innovation can positively impact the WA housing market.
The project exemplifies Now Living’s approach in leading by example to change the built form landscape through builders and developers partnering together to achieve successful a built form outcome.