Section 52 South Residential Development

Role architecture

Value $250 million

Area 5,000m2

Client Chase Group

Completion Date 2019

Positioned between the Canberra Centre and iconic Gorman House, Founders Lane is a landmark new development project that’s set to completely transform Canberra’s CBD. As part of the project, JWLand is investing significant resources to upgrade public paths and revitalise the public landscaping along Cooyong Street, including planting new trees, shrubs, hedges and grasses.

Located in the heart of the CBD, Founders Lane offers unparalleled views of the city and surrounding areas. The development also includes other features, such as a childcare centre with indoor and outdoor play spaces, and public green spaces that are resident, pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

peckvonhartel was appointed by Chase Group to deliver this residential development as a section of Founder’s Lane. With 329 apartments approved and additional numbers added, peckvonhartel helped the clients to procure this project on time and on schedule.

There were a number of cost savings achieved through optimising of design and adding additional apartment numbers and carparks, that peckvonhartel successfully accomplished for the client.
peckvonhartel worked with the planners to obtain development approval through the construction process in a smooth manner.

The success of the project can be measured in terms of how well the development was received in the market with almost all units sold off in the early phases of the project.