For each of the allocated sites you are to prepare a detailed description and analysis of the site. One member of the group is responsible for assessing one of the sites.
The site analysis should include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Photographic description of the streetscape, which should be annotated to describe the features of the site and the character of the immediate neighbourhood. NOTE: Students are required to take and use their own original photos of the streetscape and not to take and use existing photos from other sources;
• Plan of the site showing adjoining building relationships and any key issues relating to the surrounding area. This could be presented as a copy of a plan or map sourced from the City of Port Phillip website or Google Earth etc. onto which you overlay the various information and add your own annotations. Your site plan must be large enough to show your site in detail and the sites immediately adjacent to your subject site;
• Key features which must be highlighted in the site description and analysis include:
o Drawing must be to scale, using a scale bar and indicative key dimensions;
o Orientation of the site (i.e. a north point is required);
o Location and length of allotment boundaries (as dimensions);
o Area of the site;
o Building footprint outlines (for subject site and adjoining sites);
o Building heights and setbacks (for subject site and adjoining sites);
o Any other site features (i.e. street trees, crossovers, parking restrictions, landmark focus points, etc.);
o Key and relevant linkages and transport routes;
o Building occupation and use (for subject site and adjoining sites);
o Any key historical information about the site / immediate area / buildings that you consider makes this site unique and/or a key part of the precinct development;
For each of the allocated sites you are to prepare an analysis of the building(s) occupying the site. One member of the group is responsible for assessing each site. The building analysis should include (but be not limited to) the following:
• A description of the building allotment and title boundaries and orientation;
• A description of the building in terms of:
o Size and the area of the site it occupies;
o Approximate height of the building and the number of floors;
o Age and era of construction;
o Type of construction (including the various structural and enclosing elements – at a minimum this needs to include footings, floor and roof structures, vertical structural elements, wall claddings, windows, doors, roof structure, roof claddings etc.);
o Any historical information you can readily find about the building or its occupants. NOTE: there is historical information about many city buildings and this information is always relevant to preparing property reports.
o Typical maintenance issues that would be associated with a building of this age and type;
o Typical ESD methods employed in a building of this age and type, and for this building in particular;
o Description of the advantages of carrying out a NABERS assessment on the existing building and the typical findings and recommendations that such a report would highlight;
o Recommendations about how to improve the ESD performance of the building;
o Current building use and occupation (and comment on how the use of the building fits in with the established use of the surrounding area); For this part of the assignment, in addition to a desktop review of available materials, students are required to undertake a visit to the site in order to take photos, gather observations about the building. Students will need to share information to allow coordination their work and develop common presentation styles for this part of the assignment so that as a group, your information reads as related parts of the one report.
The Development Proposal should include (but be not limited to) the following:
• Preparation of a massing study of the building development proposed for the selected site(s). This massing study must include scaled diagrams that indicate:
o Proposed combined site area, including dimensions of the new site;
o Proposed building site coverage (footprint) and area of the footprint;
o Building height, number of floors and total area of the building;
o Impact of the neighbouring buildings on the proposed building mass;
o Structural and construction methods to be used for the proposed development, including the various structural and enclosing elements – at a minimum this needs to include footings, floor and roof structures, vertical structure, walls and roof etc. and any site access issues which may occur during the construction process;
• The construction of the proposed development must be costed using Riders. The costing must be itemised in as much detail as appropriate for your development proposal and include at leas the following elements:
o Demolition of existing buildings;
o Building construction (wit breakdowns for different types of uses included);
o Basement and car parking;
o Various services, including vertical transportation;
o Identification of any costing exclusions
• Consideration and description of how the proposed building development would be used and how the proposed use and design would be suitable for the site considering both the established use of the surrounding area and the proposed use of the area into the future;
• The redevelopment proposal must give consideration to the following:
o Planning scheme limitations imposed on the site, including zoning and overlays, local planning policy, other government policy, building height restrictions, overshadowing and
overlooking, and any other issues that you believe impact on redevelopment of the site(s);
o Access during construction.
• An indication of the likely sales or rental prices for the final proposed development;
• Possible marketing of the completed project.
• Any other considerations which have informed your development proposal. The development proposal should be presented as a series of annotated original sketches and short paragraphs. ‘Copy and paste’ of material obtained from reference sources must not be used as a presentation technique for substantive information within the report.