Project Type: Multiunit Residential.
Location: Glenmore St, Thorndon Wellington
Sharella Nouveau is a new development attached to the existing Sharella Motor Inn. It comprises of seven townhouses and 12 apartments. A challenging site zoned Inner Residential but housed amongst large varying format buildings, this project was a rare opportunity to test the local town planning rules.
A unique opportunity to provide new residential living adjacent to the main gates to Wellington’s Botanic Gardens within easy walking distance of the CBD has resulted in a very popular new complex.
The feasibility study determined the right balance of economic viability with quality built form. A particular challenge on this site was accommodating car parking and liaising with council on an appropriate ratio of parks to dwellings. We worked very closely with the client and collaborated with urban design, planning, and traffic consultants to achieve our final result. The resulting product consists of townhouses that boldly engage with the street edge in a highly considered manner – a careful balance between privacy and an interactive edge treatment. A central courtyard space separates the townhouses from the three-storey apartments at the rear.