Introducing Ferrars & York. 22 carbon neutral apartments, 100m from South Melbourne Market.
Designed in collaboration with Six Degrees Architects and enabled by HIP V. HYPE, Ferrars & York will be powered by 100% renewable energy and presents best practice in climate resilient design and construction.
The building design speaks to quality, durability and long term value. We have focused on low impact, responsibly sourced products and materials. Design features such as open walkways and a communal roof yard complete with fireplace and BBQ provide spaces that promote quality interactions and a sense of belonging.
Ferrars & York has an exceptional average energy rating of 8.6 stars (out of 10), which means more comfort for occupants due to consistent air temperatures, better acoustic performance, significantly lower energy bills and a lower carbon footprint. Our technical analysis shows that these apartments will on average consume 40% less energy to run compared with a 6 star apartment.
At the very core of Ferrars & York is a strong belief that the building we choose to build and live in can drive the positive impact our cities deserve, balancing people, planet and prosperity.
Ironside has been appointed to build Ferrars & York with construction now underway. Completion is due August 2022.
201-209 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Six Degrees Architects
Team photo by Kim Landy
Location photography by Samee Lapham
Building progress photo by Joel Taylor & Christian Woodmansey
Illustration by Simon O'Brien
Total Apartments: 22
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We design and build high performance homes that are more comfortable to live in, have cleaner, fresher air, cost less to operate and are easy to use.
In designing Ferrars & York, we have sought to find a balance between quality, durability and value. Importantly, we have focused on low impact, responsibly sourced products and materials with low embodied energy.
Ferrars & York has an exceptional average energy rating of 8.6 stars (out of 10), and means more comfort for occupants due to consistent air temperatures, better acoustic performance, significantly lower energy bills and a lower carbon footprint. Our technical analysis shows that these apartments will on average consume 40% less energy to run compared with a 6 star apartment.
Through genuine collaboration with like-minded professionals together with experience developed on previous projects, we will implement initiatives at Ferrars & York that will enable future residents to live more sustainability, more conveniently.
The residences each have a dual east-west aspect to promote cross ventilation and solar penetration to all habitable rooms costing less to heat and cool.
02 Solar Penetration
03 Cross Flow Ventilation
04 Proximity to Transport
05 Proximity to South Melbourne Market
06 Open Walkways
The residences are all electric, powered by solar energy during the day and solar energy stored in the batteries during the evening. The residences are targeted to be net carbon neutral in operation, reducing their environmental impact, as well as reducing energy bills for the residents.
01 Thermal Insulation Mass
02 Window Glazing
03 External Shading
04 Ceiling Fans for Air Movement
05 Solar PV Panels
06 Collective Work Share enabled by HV.H
07 Embedded Energy Network
08 Rain Water Collection
09 Waste Chute / Separate Recycling
10 Bike Parking
11 Low VOC Material Selection
12 Urban Greenery
13 Electric Vehicle Charging
14 Energy Recovery Ventilation
Binq tilt and turn high performance windows and doors will be installed in each residence to enhance thermal insulation and provide effective cross ventilation cooling.
Ferrars & York has been designed for maximum thermal performance, with high levels of structural and internal insulation to ensure high levels of thermal and acoustic comfort inside.
Ferrars & York will be fitted by 20kWh of solar panels on the roof. The ground floor retail will use the large majority of energy during the day, the energy saved will be shared accordingly across apartments.