Howard West has brought together a diverse community through a clever, considered design. The building contains its seventeen residences behind the ornate brick façade that harks back to an industrial past. Although the streetscape hasn’t changed for almost a century, Howard West has left a new indelible mark.
The development incorporated original heritage features that had been concealed under layers of paint and alterations. Indoor living spaces were required to be well-lit, spacious and comfortable – a considerable challenge given the enclosed block. There was no compromise on amenity, with a generous amount of private open space for residents. Environmental rating requirements were exceeded.