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Project wins HIA and Master Builder Awards

Eternus’s five-storey development, comprising 10 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) units, a carers’ unit, and purpose-built indoor and outdoor spaces, has taken out three Housing Industry Association (HIA) accolades and a Master Builders Award.

Located on George Street in the hub of Southport on the Gold Coast, the project has won the HIA’s Specialised Housing Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Housing Awards 2022, the Specialised Housing HIA-CSR Qld Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2022, and HIA Australian Specialised Housing 2023.

It has also received the Master Builders Award for Gold Coast Community Accommodation for Specialist Disability, Aged Care and Nursing Homes.

The development is purpose-designed and built for high physical support tenants and features state-of-the-art automatic doors and fixtures with completely customisable CBUS access controls accessible via a mobile phone or tablet app.

It also has zero-threshold doorways, generous living spaces, large balconies, as well as bathrooms and kitchens that cater to high physical support needs.

Judges from the HIA said the project showcases pure excellence in specialised housing.

“The development truly demonstrates excellence in design and construction to improve the liveability of the occupants with thoughtfulness in design and high-level finishes throughout,” the judges said.

“Incorporating a flexible design, it has also ensured they are future-proofed for additional requirements as needed.”

The HIA Australian Specialised Housing category is for housing that is designed and built to meet the specific needs of individuals such as aged persons, retirement villages, accommodation for people with disabilities, and student housing.

Other features of the George Street project include multipurpose consultation rooms, massage and therapy rooms, and multiple outdoor recreational spaces.

The Master Builders Award celebrates the best and brightest in Queensland’s building and construction industry.