Spring is well and truly in full swing. CKA has a range of exciting new projects in the pipeline as well as another new staff member. Marjorie Chim has joined us as interior designer and she has hit the ground running.
SPECIAL HOUSING PROJECTS
Hanke on Tram
The official launch of this CKA designed project recently took place with the Mayor if the City of Manningham, Cr. Andrew Conlon, and the first tenant Wendy, cutting the ribbon. This apartmenbt building was designed to allow young Australians with complex physical needs to live as independantly as possible.
This NDIS compliant complex for our client, Purposed Housing, consitsts of 8 sole occupancy apartments spread over 3 levels. Providing fully accessible accommodation, each aprtment consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, allocated parking, electronic doors, windows, curtains, televisions and other facilities as needed as well as the ability to provide onsite overnight assistance if required.
Covid-19 has highlighted the need for upgrades to be made to accommodate any future pandemics. This has opened up an all new area when it comest o special purpose housing. We have been commissioned to work on four different “covid ready” designs for housing that can be locked down in sections should the need arise in the furure. These designs could be used in varying circumstances bei it emergency accommodation, NDIS housing or aged care facilities.
We have also been appointed to design five homes for special needs teenagers. These have generous bedrooms, living areas, outdoor spaces and accommodation for a supervisor.
Even though the state is in lockdown that doesn’t mean the we are. There is no rest for the wicked and so the CKA team soldier on. With one of our bigger houses nearing completion a few of our smaller houses have really started to kick off.
Despite the current frosty circumstances, our team in Shanghai is continuing to produce a number of significant commercial and residential projects. These are all commencing construction soon and are expected to be complete within 18 months.
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
CKA has extensive experience with commercial and industrial projects. We currently have our South Dandenong warehouse and industrial development awaiting town planning approval
We have recently received approval for a town planning amendment to this $20m project, with construction expected to start shorty.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?
After 3 years of Ann and Laura joining forces to harrangue Robert, with the addition of Marjorie to the team it was finally decided that it was time for the office to receive a bit of a makeover. Armed with our hopes and dreams (and a bit of a budget), the CKA Glam Squad took on the task of giving the office an all new look. Numerous lockdowns were no match for our combined talents and the finished product turned out better than expected. We have a brand spanking new reception, foyer, boardroom, meeting room and staff lunch room. Now our office looks as fabulous as we do (no posing, just an architectural firm caprtured in their natural environment).
From our crazy mob to yours, keep your chin up in these trying times and take care of yourselves.
Robert, Ivo, Laura, Jeremy, Vic, Song, Phil, Augustine, Harinat, Marjorie, Ann, Kaye, Melissa, David, Sienna, Willow and Fred.