Hill Lockart Architects
Hill Lockart Architects is a team of committed, creative professionals based in the northern NSW town of Tamworth, with an ethos of working in close collaboration with our clients throughout the process of Building Procurement. The Practice has been operating as an Architectural Consultancy for over 30 years. The combined experience of the Principals, together with the expertise of our Staff and Consultants, provides a consulting service that includes Design, Documentation, Contract Administration and Project Management. We embrace the visions of our diverse client base to create considered, environmentally sustainable and cost effective built solutions.
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Credit Union House
Located on a prominent corner site close to the CBD of Armidale NSW, Credit Union House presents a contextual building that respects several significant heritage items surrounding the subject site. The aim of the project was to provide approximately 500m2 of ground floor space suitable for commercial rental purposes, with the New England Credit Union (NECU) to become the sole tenant of the new building. As such, a scheme was designed to accommodate a new retail banking centre, which soon adopted the name of Credit Union House. The building incorporates several elements consistent with colonial architecture well known within the Armidale region. The locally produced Namoi Valley ‘blue brick’ was used in the brick veneer external walls. Construction also utilised tilt-up concrete wall sections, together with a simple timber trussed roof. At a cost of $1.4 million, the building was judged a winner of the Armidale Dumaresq and Uralla Heritage and Urban Design Awards for 2008.
Centro Shopping Centre
After several years of planning negotiations with local council, construction began in 2006 on a $38 million shopping complex in Armidale for Centro Properties Group. Located on the western end of Armidale’s CBD area, the single level shopping complex is anchored by two major retail stores, Woolworths and Big W. The development incorporates 35 speciality retail stores, and also includes an undercover car park (620 car spaces) below the shopping complex.
Transient Medical Hostel
This hostel was completed in Tamworth in 2001 for Aboriginal Hostels Limited Australia. The hostel provides short term accommodation for Indigenous people travelling to Tamworth for access to health and community facilities. The hostel is largely operated by Indigenous people, and thereby provides a culturally supportive network for residents. With a total floor space of 1010m’, the hostel design incorporates 16 accommodation suites with associated amenity facilities, a kitchen and dining room, living rooms, administration and manager’s residence, and outdoor recreational areas.