One Step Off The Grid – Proof we can chew gum, share solar and cut costs at the same time

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A heritage listed former chewing gum factory that is being born again as a “sustainable” inner-city Sydney apartment complex will use solar PV and behind the meter technology to supply residents with power at a cost of up to one-fifth below the retail market.

The project, which is now under construction by Stable Group in Rosebery, is one among a rapidly growing number of new and retrofitted residential developments in Australia to include cheap, clean and locally generated energy as matter of course – in this case, from a 54kW solar array on the apartment building’s roof.

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AFR – Apartment tower The Burcham to buy its own electricity

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Stable Group is about to take its smart-living residential development The Burcham, set on the site of the original Wrigley Chewing Gum factory in Sydney’s inner south, to the next level, offering residents electricity 20 per cent cheaper than market rates.

Stable is building wiring and meters into the new buildings at 6-8 Crewe Place, Rosebery, to create an embedded network for the owners’ corporation called Burcham Energy. Just like an energy retailer, the owners’ corporation will own the licence to acquire energy from the wholesale market and on-sell it to tenants.

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Domain – The latest tech set to change apartment living

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Thanks to a rapidly emerging design trend incorporating a plethora of advanced lifestyle technologies, the once humble unit or townhouse can now offer an experience that channels science fiction rather than urban norm.

Electric vehicle charging bays, biometric apartment access and smart meter technology are just an example of the innovations currently making their way into exciting new residential developments both here and abroad. Notable for their emphasis on enabling sustainable lifestyles, such inclusions allow residents to control living costs and reduce their carbon footprints. Then there’s the simple, inescapable fun of living in a responsive and interactive space.

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Domain – The ‘Transterior’ trend bringing the outside inside in home design

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Where once everyone liked to have a neat border between home and garden, now the latest buzzword in home design is “transterior” – where there’s an utterly seamless segue from one to the other.

“It’s all about bringing the indoors outside, and the outdoors in,” says award-winning landscape gardener and TV star Jamie Durie. “We want a much more symbiotic outcome, where buildings are more sympathetic to the landscape outside, and vice versa.

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Which Investment Property – Sustainability at the forefront of soon-to-sell-out development

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Only a few apartments remain in Stable Group’s Rosebery development, The Burcham.

The development has taken sustainable living to the next level. Including eco technologies, the project aims to make living greener and more economical for residents.

‘Burcham Energy’ is one such solution, the ‘Embedded Electricity Network’ will supply energy via a single ‘gate’ meter, allowing residents to purchase energy at a reduced cost of up to 20 per cent less than market’s lowest retail cost.

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Urban Developer – A Stable Example Of Modern Sustainable Living

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Sydney’s property market continued to show its interest in a greener future as Stable Group’s Rosebery project, The Burcham, reached final selling stages on the back of its unique and world-class approach to sustainable living.

Stable Group declared The Burcham represented world-class innovation in greener and more economical living for residents with the creation of new eco technologies like The Burcham’s new ‘Burcham Energy’ solution.

The ‘solution’ is an embedded electricity network that supplies energy through a single ‘gate’ meter to the entire building, providing a way for residents to purchase energy at a reduced cost – up to 20% below the market’s lowest retail cost.

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Domain Magazine – New life for Chicago legacy

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Chicago, 1910. Industry is booming, vice is rife and an unidentified assassin known as “Shotgun Man” is terrorising Little Italy. It’s also the year that leading Sydney architect John Burcham Clamp visits the city to investigate the latest architectural trends and construction techniques.

What he learns on that trip he puts to use designing a Wrigley’s Chewing Gum factory for the inner-east suburb of Rosebery. The heritage listed building is once again in construction mode as developer Stable Properties transforms the site into 99 apartments.

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The MP Report – Stable to transform old ‘Wrigley’ factory in Sydney’s Rosebery

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Stable Group will incorporate a solar-powered internal electricity network designed to substantially reduce strata fees in its re-development of the old Wrigley Chewing Gum factory in Rosebery. ‘The Burcham’ will become an iconic mixed residential/retail complex.

Centrepiece of “The Burcham” – named after the original architectural firm that designed the Wrigleys building in 1918 – will be the retention by Stable of the heritage-listed structure to be extensively renovated and converted to 44 residential apartments. The project will also include two new apartment buildings (one 4 storeys, the other 5) either side of the original building taking the total number of apartments to 99, plus a ground floor retail/commercial unit.

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The MP Report – Changing demographics of South Sydney attract Stable

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Stable Group’s “The Burcham” residential and retail development is designed to meet the challenges of a market undergoing dramatic demographic , structural and cultural changes just south of the Sydney CBD.

The so-called “statistical area 2” (or SA2) that will include “The Burcham” extends from Waterloo in the north to Rosebery in the south, a part of inner-suburban Sydney once dominated by factories and commercial buildings. Re-development of “The Burcham” is typical of the transformation sweeping through the area. Formerly the Wrigley’s Chewing Gum factory for 50 years, the factory building is destined to be remodelled into 44 1 -, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments with high-tech features including an internal power network powered by a large solar panel array, biometric access, electric car charger bays, advanced home automation controls and a rooftop cinema. The project will also include two new buildings, one of four storeys the other five, bringing the total number of apartments to be marketed to 99.

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The Property Addict – Lean, green, luxury living: The Burcham is sustainable living of the future.

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The word ‘sustainable’ has become a major buzzword of the last few years.

In everything from food production to fashion, media and advertising have truly made green the new black. Sadly, it’s a term that has been diluted so much by commercial overuse, it’s almost lost it’s meaning.

But every now and then a commercial concept hits the market that is so innovative, so progressive, and so genuinely sustainable; we once again understand what the word means. The Burcham development in Sydney’s Rosebery is one of these concepts.

Sustainable living is an approach that strives for as little impact on the planet as possible. So how on earth can a $110 million dollar apartment complex possibly commit to being environmentally friendly? By being clever. The Burcham Rosebery is leading the way in Australian residential developments with it’s world-class solar energy system, electric car charging garage, and host of other ‘green’ features that, in years to come, will be demanded as basic features for a home.

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