37 Mount Street, West Perth, WA
Baltinas Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol
Camilla comprises 17 apartments including two exclusive penthouses over nine levels (plus two basement levels of car parking and storage) in the coveted location of Mount Street, West Perth.
PACT was awarded the prestigious development via a competitive tender process.
- The geometry and steep gradient of the site is imposing. It starts 2 and ½ levels below street level and rises the height and grade of Jacobs ladder.
- Neighbouring residential properties surround all sides of the property, with construction pushed to within 75mm of the boundaries.
- Road access has been complicated in a residentially built up area, with neighbouring residents requiring access to street parking. This issue was heightened further when Water Corporation took possession of half the road for three months for maintenance works
- Due to the dimensions and geometry of the site and access restrictions, there was no space for trade material to be stored. Suppliers were required to put their product into place upon arrival. This required detailed programming and coordination to ensure deliveries were carefully scheduled.
Highlights so far
Our collaborative approach resolved numerous latent issues to create the basement structure. We’ve also completed a major sewer diversion that services all buildings within Mount Street.
The windows feature high performance glazing to reduce heat loss and minimise noise. Low environmental impact materials are used wherever possible, including low VOC or zero emissions materials, bio paints, and low allergenic polyester insulation.
Features of development
Camilla utilises clever solar passive building orientation and engineering techniques to create cross-flow ventilation, allowing residents to reduce their reliance on energy-draining mechanical climate control.
Further enhancing the project’s strong eco credentials are the photovoltaic panels that generate power for common areas, supported by high-efficiency appliances, water-saving taps, showerheads, toilets, inverter air-conditioning technology and LED lighting. Meanwhile, rainwater is fed from the roof into harvesting tanks to irrigate the communal gardens, reducing overall strata costs and lowering the building’s carbon footprint.