Edinburgh, South Australia


Public Private Partnership


Plenary Living and Department of Defence


20 months


Delivering contemporary living-in accommodation for Australian Defence Force members

Built Environs constructed 432 contemporary accommodation units at RAAF Base Edinburgh as part of the Plenary Living consortium under a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Federal Government.

This included 29 three-storey and 11 single-storey buildings, forming the South Australian part of the Single LEAP (Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct) Phase 2 project. Each of the 432 single-bedroom apartments featured an open plan living and study area, an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette.

The project team managed communications across the PPP stakeholders and RAAF base users, while ensuring compliance with Department of Defence protocols. Built Environs even earned a zero waste to landfill award for recycling 100 per cent of material during construction on the operational RAAF base. The first stage of building works were completed four months ahead of schedule, with more than 200 units handed over for Defence occupancy before the planned date. The second stage also achieved technical completion months ahead of schedule.

Fast Facts:

  • Nine three-storey buiildings
  • 11 single-storey buildings
  • 432 accommodation units constructed
  • Zero waste to landfill award received for recycling 100 per cent of material during construction
  • 200 units handed over for occupancy early