Key Features

  • Situated in the heart of Adelaide's Rundle Street East End Precinct

Globe East End Apartments

The Globe East End is a student accommodation building situated in Synagogue Place right in the heart of the Adelaide’s Rundle Street East End precinct. The property is around the corner from the University of Adelaide and within walking distance of the University of South Australia and other leading educational institutions.

Hindmarsh took on two roles for this project. Hindmarsh Development was the developer client and owner of 36 apartments. Hindmarsh Construction was the Design and Construct contractor. Hindmarsh owned the site, was responsible for all council development applications and creatively partnered with Unity Housing Group to deliver the 78 two bedroom apartment building. Sixty percent of the development provides affordable housing for students and low income earners, with the balance available for private investment. There were 6 variants to the unit designs.

The 15 level building comprises 14 levels of apartments. Level 1 facilities include a user friendly common area with a TV room and two study rooms. The ground floor is an integrated Lobby reception area housing the operator’s space and a 100m2 cafe. The building has been designed to ensure a safe and secure environment for students. Building and lift lobby access is only granted through swipe card access together with individual swipe cards for each apartment entry door.

Site access during construction was severely constrained given the nature of this CBD site. Hindmarsh had extensive dealings with Adelaide City Council during planning and delivery of the project. A temporary traffic management plan was a condition of Council consent. Hindmarsh was responsible for the provision and lodgement of the unit title plans and engaged the private certifier, who prepared and lodged the Certificate of Occupancy.

As design development proceeded, Hindmarsh managed a rigorous value management process, which resulted in significant cost reduction and improved material selection. The highlights of this process included the use of double glazing within the original budget allowance; higher floor to ceiling heights; more efficient air conditioning; improved ESD initiatives; and the achievement of a higher BCA compliance than required.