In 2007 Kerry Vince Builders in partnership with Neil Slevin (trading as Vine Construction) won a commercial project award at the HIA / CSR Housing Awards for the Swansea Backpackers Lodge.
LIGHT COMMERCIAL PROJECT
The Swansea Backpackers is a purpose built, architect designed lodge adjacent to the historic Swansea Bark Mill and Tavern. The development complements the existing buildings and sports modern, spacious living, kitchen and games areas. The large outside deck and courtyard, the focal point of which is a handsome old gum tree, were designed for privacy and to maximise sunlight. The extensive use of shadow clad gives the development a timeless but modern feel.