UNO Apartments

UNO Apartment building in Waymouth Street is the city’s first mixed-use development aimed at revolutionising affordable housing and high density communities

OVERVIEW

Sector: Residential

Location: 102 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA

Client: Housing SA

Builder: Tagara Builders

Project Value: $43.18 million

Construction Period: January 2011 – November 2012

 

FAST FACTS

  • 17 storeys high with 146 apartments in the building
  • 5400 square metres of concrete and 880 tonnes of reinforcing steel was used in the structure

AWARDS

  • 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Award for Excellence in the ‘high density housing’ category
  •  2012 UDIA (SA) Award for Excellence in the ‘high density housing’ category
  • 2012 UDIA (SA) President’s Award

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Located in the heart of the city, the 17-storey UNO Apartment building in Waymouth Street is the city’s first mixed-use development aimed at revolutionising affordable housing and high density communities through thoughtful and inclusive design. The building provides options for affordable ownership and rental, public housing and general market sales. The 6 Star energy rating enhances affordability and liveability as the design incorporates the extensive use of rainwater tanks and solar hot water systems.

Being a narrow site, challenges were faced during construction of the apartment building. Excavation was also an issue as construction took place next to the heritage listed Queens Theatre. Saccardo Constructions used our tower placement booms with a mobile pumping module to contend with the severe space restrictions.