Nightingale Fremantle - EHDO Architecture
In a first for Western Australia, Nightingale Fremantle will make its home in a semi-industrial area 10 minutes’ walk from central Fremantle.
EHDO has received planning approval with the council taking 45 seconds to make their decision at their committee meeting. “If we could give out gold stars for applications this one would be covered in them” commented Cr Bryn Jones from the City of Fremantle.
With a focus on environmental responsibility, Nightingale Fremantle will include a substantial photovoltaic array to sustainably power the building, reduce long-term costs for tenants. Other features include water-wise gardens, water storage, passive solar design principles and the use of sustainable building materials.
EHDO’s design for this environmentally minded mixed-use precinct contains 15 apartments (average 9.5 stars NatHERS rating ) and 270m2 of commercial space (plus amenities) intended for occupancy by values-aligned tenants.
Through the clever integration of extensive gardens and landscaping, EHDO aims to make the apartments as attractive as possible to families in an attempt to tackle misconceptions about the necessity of typical, large suburban blocks. It is also exploring how the body corporate can further reduce running costs to the tenants by being an active, income-generating entity.