Irwinconsult is providing Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) for Nightingale 3, designed by Austin Maynard Architects. Sited at 209 Sydney Road in Brunswick, this is the fourth project to be designed using the Nightingale model.

The Nightingale Model is triple bottom line development model that delivers homes that are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. The goal of each Nightingale project is to provide quality urban housing, with high sustainability outcomes, at an affordable price.

Austin Maynard Architects hope to “provide quality urban housing by simplifying and humanising both the development process and the building itself. The site is close to transport, community hubs and educational institutions, and the majority of purchasers in this vertical community is interested in utilising the existing sustainable transport infrastructure as their only mode of transport – including public transport, walking, cycling and car share.” 

Nightingale 3 is an ESD driven project. It’s not only the architect who, as the developer, demands a high level of sustainability, but also the future apartment owners.

Irwinconsult’s ESD initiatives include:

  • A minimum average 8 star NATHERS rating for the development which is likely to be surpassed due to high levels of insulation, improved air tightness and significant reduction of thermal bridging.
  • Focus on excellent indoor environment quality (daylight, natural ventilation, fresh air supply through heat recovery units, acoustic controls).
  • Carbon neutral operation as there is no gas or other fossil fuel on site, and only green electricity which is provided through an embedded network as well as solar PV on site.

As with all Nightingale projects, Nightingale 3 won’t have any car parking and there will only one bathroom per apartment. The ground floor will be leased (office, café) with the rental income to cover all body corporate costs over the project life.

Further information on the Nightingale model and projects can be seen at




(Nightingale 3 render courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects)