Victorian Development Make Splash At National UDIA Awards


A Victorian apartment development has dominated the 2016 National UDIA Awards for Excellence announced in Adelaide late last week.

Hamton & ISPT's project Eden, Haven & Sanctuary won a National award in its nominated category 'High Density Housing' and the prestigious President's Award.

Eden, Haven & Sanctuary is a luxury 567-apartment mixed-use development in Abbotsford in Melbourne. The project integrates with the riverfront through a mixture of entrances that are well articulated, as well as the gradual setback of the facade.

The judges of this year's awards were Stephen Holmes, a Director of Holmes Dyer Pty Ltd and Alan Zammit AM, Managing Director of UPDM.

In a statement on the UDIA website, the judges commented that this year' s awards had delivered an "outstanding, diverse range of projects".

"This year’s judging process has reaffirmed our belief that the urban development industry makes a significant, positive contribution to Australia and that the awards process is fundamental in the highlighting of new innovations and development outcomes which ultimately benefit the whole of the development industry."The award winners are:

  • President’s Award: Eden, Haven and Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT Joint Venture (VIC): Sponsored by Blacktown City Council
  • Masterplanned Development: Discovery Point by Frasers Property Australia (NSW): Sponsored by Alexander Symonds
  • Residential Development: Sunshine Cove by Chardan Development Group (QLD): Sponsored by Dacland
  • Medium Density Housing: Artique Residence by The Makrylos Group (NT): Sponsored by Cedar Woods Properties
  • High Density Housing: Eden, Haven and Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT Joint Venture (VIC): Sponsored by NBNCo
  • Urban Renewal: Circa Nundah Village by Arkhefield (QLD): Sponsored by Campbelltown City Council
  • Environmental Excellence: Grand Lakes Estate by L. Bisinella Developments Pty Ltd (VIC): Sponsored by Defence Housing Australia
  • Affordable Development: Town Life Living @ Playford Alive by Renewal SA & Rivergum Homes (SA): Sponsored by Peet Limited
  • Seniors Living: Closebourne Village by Lendlease (NSW): Sponsored by Metric
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