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1 Garden Square, Gordon

DEM was commissioned to design and document restoration works, renovations and an extension to a derelict Inter-War Spanish Mission bungalow at 1 Garden Square, Gordon. The internal fabric of the building had deteriorated extensively and the dwelling was not deemed to be livable. The project involved retention of the important features of the building and upgrade of the front half of the dwelling to create safe and functional internal spaces. At the rear of the site a single storey addition was constructed to provide a multi-purpose breakout space for the Gordon Baptist Church, located on the adjoining property. The remnant portions of the bungalow were upgraded for use as meeting rooms and offices for the Church’s clergy. 
Overgrown vegetation was also cleared from the site and the front garden reinstated with an Inter-War garden layout.

Lindfield Village Green, Sydney

The Lindfield Village Green project aims to improve local infrastructure and facilities to enhance the social, economic and community life of Lindfield. Located in close proximity to Lindfield railway station, the project incorporates three levels of basement car parking for both commuter and short term use. Above the car parking, the Village Green is to provide a public space for social and recreational use and incorporates a cafe pavilion, gazebo structures and interactive water feature as well as areas for markets, performance and cultural events. 

Sustainability initiatives include the provision of photovoltaic panels on the pavilion roofs, stormwater management and Water Sensitive Urban Design measures.

Award: Planning Institute Australia

Ku-ring-gai Council - 2023 NSW Award for Planning Excellence - Great Place

MS Wellbeing Centre, Lidcombe, Sydney

The MS Wellbeing Centre was designed by DEM to meet the needs and requirements of people living with Multiple Sclerosis as well as the professional teams dedicated to providing targeted diagnosis, treatment and research. 

Facilities include therapy areas, a lounge and café, gym and multi-purpose spaces as well as administration offices. A pavilion building arrangement was adopted for the centre to maximise opportunities for integration of internal building functions and outdoor social, recreation and relaxation spaces. The centre also incorporates separate on-site accommodation units for people living with MS and their families.

St Johns Park Bowling Club, Sydney

An extension to the existing St Johns Park Bowling Club designed and documented by DEM. The new facilities incorporate a two storey Bowler’s Pavilion building with purpose-built facilities for the Club’s members and visitors, and improved access to the bowling greens. The Pavilion features full height glazing along the south-eastern façade, to allow uninterrupted views of the greens, and highlight windows to the north to allow the building’s main space to receive natural light. Work also included refurbishment of a central section of the Club’s complex to create a new sports lounge.

West Pennant Hills Sports Club, Sydney

Design of a substantial upgrade and expansion of the West Pennant Hills Sports Club’s existing facilities to cater for it’s expanding membership.

New facilities being provided include Sports and Tab lounges, a state of the art gymnasium, bowling, tennis and sporting facilities, basement parking and a central landscaped courtyard for smoking, dining and general patron break-out activities.

Cerebral Palsy Centre, Allambie Heights, Sydney

Following a devastating fire which destroyed their Allambie Heights facilities in December 2007, Cerebral Palsy Alliance commissioned DEM as their Architects and Project Managers to design and deliver a world class state of the art Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centre and Administrative Headquarters. The new CP Centre features specialist disabled treatment facilities, dental clinic, parent lounge and counselling facilities, an outdoor play area and custom designed disabled gym and sport centre as well as specialist wheelchair fitting and workshop facilities and a range of specialist staff training and administrative facilities to cater for CPA’s NSW and Australian operations.

Award: Winner – NSW MBA 2012 Excellence in Construction Award  -

Refurbishment / Renovation / Extension

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