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Trinity Hill development in Hobart built from precast concrete.

PRECAST CONCRETE -
REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL HOUSING

SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL HOUSING IN TASMANIA DELIVERS THE THREE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY: SOCIETY, THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

A new development in North Hobart, Trinity House, is set to deliver a long lasting, durable, aesthetically pleasing and fire safe structure that will deliver low running and maintenance costs.

The $14.2 million Trinity Hill development provides independent and supported living for 46 young people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or those who have a disability. Designed and constructed using off-white precast concrete that was manufactured off-site by Duggans Precast, the project embraces the full breadth of sustainability.

According to Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services, the project was built quickly, with minimal disruption to the surrounding community and generated minimal waste. Precast concrete was chosen for its longevity, high quality, robust and low maintenance facade that is fire safe, rodent proof and flood proof. It delivers good thermal and acoustic performance to minimise operational costs and it won’t emit fumes if exposed to fire.

With its striking design, Trinity Hill is an investment in now and the future.■


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