Glebe Mid-Rise

Glebe, Australia
Design Phase
NSW Government Land & Housing Corporation

With related building forms, the paired sites of the Glebe Mid-Rise project will showcase how dense inner city living is compatible with excellent amenity and a sense of community, and that there need be no distinction between social housing and other tenure models.

The project will deliver 75 dwellings across the two sites, with buildings up to 8 storeys.

The ongoing challenges of increasing urban density, housing affordability and climate change mean we are all responsible for improving urban livability and minimising development impacts on our natural environment. This project will help address these and other challenges.

Dominic Richards
Princes Trust Australia Trustee

Warehouse buildings in Pyrmont. Blackwattle Bay is visible at the top of the image.

Glebe, circa 1930s. Sydney University’s Quadrangle is visible at the top of the image.

Local typologies were identified for use in the urban composition, including the woolstores that once existed across much of Pyrmont, the warehouses which remain as remnants through Ultimo and the locality and terraces, which still extend through much of Glebe.

JPW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country and honours their continuing connection to lands, waters, skies and communities.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging – as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work; and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land our Studio is located.