UDIA Awards - accolades for PAYCE projects at industry awards


Big success for PAYCE Consolidated Limited as nominations at this years Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for excellence.



PAYCE Consolidated Limited (PAYCE) was very successful at this year's Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards held in Sydney. Receiving Commendations for two of its Sydney projects - East Village and Washington Park.


Mr Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE

The prestigious annual UDIA Awards acknowledge the best in urban development across NSW and the ACT and were strongly contested again this year with over 100 projects in contention across 15 categories.

PAYCE projects were well represented with seven nominations as finalists in six categories.

PAYCE's Managing Director, Brian Boyd said PAYCE was thrilled to win the award and thanked the project team for delivering an outstanding project that can be enjoyed by all Sydneysiders.

"East Village is a landmark development in the new suburb of Victoria Park and forms a major component in the transformation of this former industrial site into a vibrant, modern destination with a great sense of community," he said.


Award nomination Triumph for East Village mixed-use community development - Dominic Sullivan PAYCE General Manager

East Village at Victoria Park in Zetland received a Commendation for Excellence in Design & Innovation and Washington Park in Riverwood, which is a joint venture with Housing NSW, received a Commendation for Excellence in Urban Renewal.

East Village comprises 206 apartments and over 28,000 square metres of retail and commercial businesses. The project will be officially opened in the October 2014.

Accepting the award for East Village, PAYCE's General Manager, Dominic Sullivan said the project is a landmark development in Victoria Park, offering not only premium accommodation, but a wonderful culinary and retail destination.

Mr Sullivan said that East Village was a unique mixed-use development, unlike any other.

"We wanted to offer residents a special lifestyle in a relaxing and warm environment and at the same time capture the feeling they were part of the village community," he said.

"Not only do the residents have their own private, sky park covering 6,500 square metres where they can relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, they have the convenience of a supermarket and over 50 speciality shops literally on their doorstep below.

"East Village's marketplace is not like the traditional shopping centre – it is one-of-a-kind, inspired by some of the world's leading urban marketplaces. When people enter the East Village shopping mall they will be struck by the spectacle and quality of the design achieved by the architects, Turner Studio and Koichi Takada Architects."


Mr Brian Boyd praises Washington Park as a progressive landmark community development

Mr Boyd said Washington Park demonstrated how communities could be enhanced by providing social spaces and activities that encourage community interaction.

"A recent community open day on the site attracted over 1,500 local residents of all ages and cultures who enjoyed a day of entertainment and activities and appreciated the opportunity to meet neighbours and make new friends," he said.


Mr Sullivan said Washington Park was equally deserving of its award for Excellence in Urban Renewal.

"Washington Park is a new residential concept, providing a mix of social and private accommodation," he said.

"This is a public-private partnership with Housing NSW and demonstrates how government and the private sector working together can transform an area and deliver positive outcomes. The project is a showcase for how urban renewal projects can revitalise an area and bring communities closer together," Mr Sullivan said.

"Ultimately, it is planned to have approximately 750 apartments across three projects, integrated into a very inclusive community, with a range of community facilities and activities available to all residents," Mr Sullivan said.

The estate presently features five buildings, each with its own character, surrounded by extensive parklands and a garden plaza.

The first two buildings - for seniors living - were completed earlier this year and three sold-out buildings are currently under construction for private owners.






Five PAYCE projects shortlisted for 2014 Sydney UDIA design awards




The Sydney Design Awards celebrate creativity, courage and innovation in the process of designing and shaping of cities, towns, villages

With this year's 2014 Sydney UDIA Design Awards winners to be announced at a Ceremony on 20 August. The Sydney UDIA Design Awards celebrate creativity and innovation in the process of developing Urban communities


Mr Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE

The Sydney UDIA Design Awards celebrate creativity, courage and innovation in the process of designing and shaping of cities, towns, villages and all forms of design across the built form and digital space.

Consideration is given to the project impact and innovation, design challenges and sustainability. All aspects of the project from form, shape and character play a crucial role within the judging process.

The Awards comprise a diverse range of categories, with PAYCE projects entered in the Architecture categories of Urban Design, Architecture-Residential-Completed, Architecture-Mixed Use-Constructed and Architecture-Proposed.

The entries are judged by an expert design panel, members of the design industry and people from the design marketplace.

Mr Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE said it was great news to have a number of PAYCE projects shortlisted.

"We entered a mix of projects, covering residential, commercial and mixed-use and credit is due to the outstanding work of our project teams and particularly to our design partners, who we consider to be leaders in the architectural profession," he said.

Mr Boyd said all the projects nominated for the awards are excellent examples of PAYCE's ability to showcase innovation in contemporary design and urban renewal of community spaces from reclaimed industrial land.

"We are very proud of our reputation of successfully transforming places and incorporating not only the best in design, technology and materials in developing a building's character, but creating vibrant places where people want to live, interact and enjoy," he said.






PAYCE projects named finalists in 2014 sydney UDIA design awards




All five PAYCE projects entered in this year's 2014 Sydney UDIA Design Awards have been named as Finalists in their respective categories

This year's 2014 Sydney UDIA Design Awards categories for which PAYCE developments received finalist nomination are listed as Urban Design, Architecture-Residential Constructed, Architecture-Mixed Use Constructed; and Proposed Architecture.

The General Public can view and rate the following PAYCE development project finalists Until 17 August via the UDIA Sydney Design Awards website on www.sydneydesignawards.com.au.


The PAYCE community development projects in the UDIA Awards for Excellence race ...

The public can view and rate the following Finalist PAYCE projects via the UDIA Sydney Design Awards website on www.sydneydesign awards.com.au.

  • Washington Park (Riverwood) – Urban Design category
  • East Village (Victoria Park) – Architecture-Mixed Use-Constructed category
  • Platinum (Victoria Park) – Architecture-Residential-Constructed category
  • Marina Quays (Wentworth Point) - a joint venture development with Sekisui House – Architecture-Proposed category
  • Royal Shores (Ermington)-a joint venture development with Sekisui House – Architecture-Proposed category.

The Urban Design Institute of Australia - getting behind an International future of Masterplanned Urban living

The 2014 Sydney UDIA Design Awards are run by design 100 which is part of a collaborative platform of award programs run across Sydney, Melbourne, London and New York. Developed with the aim of celebrating the courage and innovation of those who commission design, along with those who create it, the program works to support the world's creative minds and organisations with the aim to accelerate the transformation to a design-led marketplace.


Mr Brian Boyd - Managing Director of PAYCE Consolidated Limited comments ...

Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE said it was fantastic to have all five PAYCE entries progress through to the Finals.

"We entered a mix of projects, covering residential, commercial and mixed-use in this year's awards program," he said.

"To have all five selected as Finalists is very exciting, and hopefully that success will continue with a good result when the winners are announced at the Awards event.

"This result could not be achieved without the tireless and collaborative efforts of a team of strong, enthusiastic and talented individuals, who work closely across each project to push boundaries and create a unique vision for every PAYCE development.

"On making the Final list in these awards, I especially congratulate our design partners, who we consider to be leaders in the architectural profession and our joint venture partner on two of the projects – Sekisui House," he said.

Mr Boyd said the projects nominated for the awards showcase innovation in contemporary design and urban renewal, which is a trademark of all PAYCE projects.

"Since 1978, we have built a reputation for successfully transforming places by utilising the best in design, technology and materials to develop a special character for our buildings and to create vibrant communities where people can experience a great lifestyle," he said.


In Conclusion ...

The 2014 UDIA Sydney Design Awards are judged by an expert design panel, members of the design industry and people from the design marketplace.

The winners of each category will be announced at a gala awards presentation on 20 August.

As was mentioned in this piece, the general public can rate and vote for their own or the PAYCE development project they would most like to be part of. Go online, to www.sydneydesignawards.com.au to have your say on the Future of Urban development.







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