Projects Dunstan Grove
Client Defence Housing Australia
Location Lindfield
Value $44m
Sector Residential
Architect Architectus
Year completed 2015
Dunstan Grove is the largest residential development in Defence Housing Australia’s master planned community, Crimson Hill

It features 127 apartments in two buildings over 5 levels, and is built on a common basement carpark.

Situated within the boundary of the UTS Ku-ring-gai campus, which was operational throughout construction, careful planning was required to minimise the impact on the university and the students.

The scale of the project was big, including three months of excavation in sandstone, 60-70 “truck and dog” loads removed each day, and concrete pours using 60 to 100 concrete trucks depending on the size of the pours. As such, it was critical to get our approach right.

Regular meetings and ongoing communication with stakeholders enabled us to seamlessly plan disruptive works and service interruptions around important dates like exam timetables and open days. Strict work hours were adhered to and trucks were staged off campus to alleviate pressure on both the campus and surrounding streets.

As well as managing the build around the UTS campus, the project sits within Ku-ring-gai National Park and we were required to meet a number of environmental, flora and fauna conditions.

14,065 Square Meters
127 Apartments
Shout Ridge