Ergo Living

Inner-city residential

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Adelaide City Council/Hindmarsh Development


$54m (3 Stages)

Architecture, Urban Design, Planning


Key Features

  • This diverse development has 179 residential outcomes with a mix of apartment typologies all offering a quality product to the market within a community orientated site, focusing on the resident amenity
  • The project was able to repair a city block by providing a new north-south linkage between Sturt St to Wright St and east-west linkages. This helped break the site into a delivery model.
  • The community focus is seen by residents as they have access to the environmentally friendly Ergo Share Car. The development archives an average 7-star NATHERS energy rating.
  • Links to the wider community are created with connection to the Central Markets, public transit, secure bike storage, on site a multiuse building sits within a centrally landscaped space to offer a gallery space for up to 100 people and the loft for 50 people.

The overall master plan includes both affordable and market housing outcomes arranged around significant areas of public realm and resident amenity.

The public realm contain landscaping, public art, lighting and seating areas to encourage social interaction and group activities. These formal areas are mediated with smaller and more intimate private resident amenity spaces for relaxation and contemplation.

David Cooke was Director of this project as an employee of Hames Sharley.


2015 Property Council of Australia, National Residential Development of the Year – Ergo Affordable housing, Adelaide, South Australia