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Brico Pty Ltd



‘Lakewood’ – Watt Street, Lara

231 new homes in gated retirement living community

Sale value: in excess of $80m


Scope of Role

Development Manager, responsible for:

  • Town planning design team management
  • Town planning permit submission and approval
  • Development financial feasibility
  • Design development for construction phase



High-density single-storey all-timber retirement homes with a twist.  Demanding design constraints required homes, which appeared to be ‘static’ traditional federation-style units, were capable of being lifted with a crane at 1 hour’s notice and transportable in order to comply with the developer’s business model.  Development was permitted on a flood plane requiring a extensive drainage design to arrive at an endorse-able solution.