Foveaux Street Student Housing

DesignInc Sydney - Foveaux Street Student Housing

On a tight infill site, this new generation student housing development fits 32 self-contained rooms over five levels above ground-floor café and communal spaces.

Modelling of different internal options for this narrow, 250 square metre site yielded its highly efficient floor plate, using fire stairs as the main circulation spine, with a light well through the building that benefits the central café courtyard, primary circulation zone and rooms.

The building activates the frontages onto Foveaux Street and Belmore Lane with the internal planning of the building revolving around a generous light well providing light to a number of rooms and the primary circulation zone. The light well also serves as an open courtyard to the ground level café.


  • 2018 Winner, Affordable Housing, Master Builders Association of NSW
  • 2018 Winner, Excellence in Affordable Development, Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW)
Gadigal Country
Surry Hills, New South Wales
Growthbuilt Pty Ltd
Project Contact
Ian Armstrong
Sandor Duzs
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DesignInc Sydney - Foveaux Street Student Housing

Our new generation boarding houses provide affordable well-crafted accommodation within contextually appropriate buildings.

Ian Armstrong
Director, DesignInc