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Henley Square Redevelopment

Henley Beach 5Council considered a report on 9 December 2013, relating to the consultation and concept design for the Henley Square redevelopment.

Council endorsed the following:

  • That the report be received, and that all parties involved (TCL, HPCRG and the HBBA) be thanked for their involvement and time presenting to Council and their presentation material be included in the Minutes as Appendix A. 
  • That Taylor Cullity Lethlean’s presentation be incorporated into the minutes. 
  • That the final concept plan detailed in Appendix A be endorsed for the purpose of the project proceeding to 30% detailed design of the whole. 
  • That a further report be presented to the 2nd Council meeting in February 2014 with costs associated with delivery of the 30% design following discussion with the Henley Precinct Community Reference Group (HPCRG) and Henley Beach Business Association (HBBA) regarding priorities. 
  • That the design development report prepared for the final concept plan as detailed in Appendix B be noted. 
  • That the consultation report detailed within Appendix C be noted. 
  • That staff continue to seek external funding through State and Federal Governments noting that an application has been lodged with State Government through the Places for People grant program and that the Federal Government has pledged a contribution towards the upgrade. 
  • That staff prepare a budget bid for the 2014/15 financial year to develop a precinct wide parking strategy to further address issues of parking and to consider a long term solution to parking. 

Please refer to the link below to view the full report. 

Council Minutes

Henley Square Design Competition Winner Announced!

The City of Charles Sturt is excited to announce the winner of the Henley Square Urban Design Competition as Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and Troppo Architects.

The consultant team established by TCL and Troppo has been engaged by Charles Sturt to complete the detailed design for the Henley Square redevelopment which is the first stage of the redevelopment. This detailed design process will include extensive engagement with the local community commencing in late August 2013.

TCL, established in Melbourne in 1990 and Adelaide in 1995, is currently the most awarded Landscape Architectural firm in Australia and South Australia having won over 100 national, international and state awards in the last 20 years. Recently TCL have been engaged within South Australia to undertake a number of significant urban design initiatives including the Redevelopment of North Terrace, Redevelopment of Victoria Square and the Adelaide Oval bridge.

The Jury for the Design Competition has gone through a lengthy process to consider the Stage 2 submissions. The jury included architects, landscape architects and urban designers from Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, including Professor Catherin Bull, Tanya Court, Craig Daniel, Richard Stranger, Philip Thalis and was chaired by SA Government Architect and Executive Director of the Office of Design and Architecture South Australia, Ben Hewett.

Integral to the Jury process the community, through the Henley Precinct Community Reference Group (HPCRG) have been instrumental in the development of the competition, competition brief and they have;

  • Established the criteria and brief for the competition based on previous engagement process in late 2011.
  • Been actively involved in providing feedback to the Jury about the 3 shortlisted entries in both Stages 1 and 2
  • Participated in the Stage 2 presentations and provided input at the stage 2 Jury day.

The Jury agreed that the winning submission was the most likely to produce a successful outcome for the square while meeting the brief’s many other aspirations. Therefore the jury unanimously agreed the winner to be TCL and Troppo, second place Tridente Architects + Matt Davis + Sharon Mackay, third place Lahznimmo and the Stage 1 commendation to Aspect Studios and SIX Degrees Architects.

Mayor of Charles Sturt Kirsten Alexander welcomed the decision.

“I am excited a winner has been announced and we can now look to working on the detailed design for one of our City’s most prominent community areas,” Mayor Alexander said.

“One overriding factor for the jury, and one that is important to our City, is that there is capacity to enhance Henley Square’s local unique character that can adapt over time.” Ben Hewett, Jury chair applauded the Council’s commitment to the competition process and the Jury’s statements.

“The Henley square Urban Design Competition demonstrated a commitment by the City of Charles Sturt to develop design led solutions for a complex, multilayered urban space that significantly contributes to the Henley area. TCL demonstrated a keen understanding of the site, brief and challenges of the design to produce a unique and innovative approach that will inform the future development of the area.”

Next steps for the Design Project will include;

Key Stakeholder meetings; TCL and Troppo will now be meeting directly with the HPCRG Henley Traders Association to present the competition entry and to get feedback on the entry design The scope of works will also be broadened to include the interface with Seaview Road and Main Street as direct outcomes of the Henley Transport and Parking Plan (HTPP). This initial session with HCPRG will form the basis for further discussions with other stakeholders including local traders, the police, local community and the wider community of Adelaide.

For more information contact Ali Burns on 8408 1306.

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