Our project, the extension and refurbishment of Thyne House Launceston, which provides supported accommodation for youth at risk of homelessness, was featured in the news in June, with a visit from Tasmanian Housing Minister Guy Barnett.
Construction is progressing to increase Thyne House’s capacity from 30 to 50 apartments. Xsquared Architects are lead consultants working to ensure this important facility is expanded to help alleviate the current housing shortage for this vulnerable demographic.
Located in a prominent position in busy Bathurst St, the extension respects the heritage listed fabric of the original building. In collaboration with Brickworks, Xsquared Architects has developed a new brick, aptly named ThyneX, to be used in the extension. The brick draws inspiration from traditional natural clay bricks used widely across Launceston.
In addition to development of the new wing, we are also refurbishing several accessible units within the existing building to bring them up to contemporary standards.
It is anticipated that the contractor, Vos Construction and Joinery, will be on site until late 2022.