29 Wood Street, Fremantle
EHDO's site is in a semi-industrial area 15 minutes walk from central Fremantle. The firm hopes to develop it into a small, mixed-use development of approximately 12 apartments, 250 metres squared of commercial space, and a large communal area on the roof. With a focus on environmental responsibility, it will include a substantial photovoltaic array to power the building and reduce running costs for tenants. It'll also include charge points in all car bays; water-wise gardens and water storage; and the use of sustainable building materials and passive solar design principles. Through clever integration of extensive gardens and landscaping, EHDO aims to make the apartments as attractive as possible to families in an attempt to tackle the idea that families require suburban blocks with large gardens. It'll also explore how the body corporate can further reduce running costs to the tenants by being an active, income-generating entity.