Under construction in 2022

Posted on May 6, 2022

Our studio has several exciting projects nearing completion, including the first stage of The Friends’ School Redevelopment in Hobart and the major redevelopment of the Yarra Ranges Civic Centre in Lilydale. Also currently under construction for HousingFirst, are the Little Grey St and Halycon Brighton affordable housing developments.


Completion of The Friends’ School’s new Sports Centre will pave the way for the innovative second stage of the redevelopment; the conversion of the existing WN Oats Sports Hall into a two-level learning centre at the heart of the campus. Also in Tasmania, we’re pleased to be revisiting the historic Hobart Real Tennis Club for several upgrades to their existing playing and club facilities.


In the final stages of construction is our extensive refurbishment and extension of the Yarra Ranges Council Anderson Street offices into a flexible multi-purpose centre. Located within Lilydale’s main street, our design enhances underutilised public space to create a dynamic new civic hub.


In St Kilda, the Little Grey Street development is well underway.


The project transforms an existing rooming house into fully self-contained units, creating suitable long-term accommodation for women over 55 years old at risk of homelessness. Our design allows for ageing-in-place, as well as communal indoor and outdoor spaces to encourage socialisation and interaction. Naturally ventilated without air conditioning, the design also achieves 100% adaptive reuse of the existing base building.


Also currently under construction is our latest project for Swinburne University, a new multi-use cafe at the Hawthorn campus featuring floor to ceiling glazing, recycled timber floors and ceiling, and a fully operational commercial kitchen.


Nearing completion: The new Sports Centre for The Friends’ School in Hobart, designed by H2o Architects with Bence Mulcahy.