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Meriton set for new Epping apartment tower

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Meriton is set to develop again in Epping, seven years after completing Epping Park, their largest northern district project with 800 apartments across the 17 building precinct.

Harry Trig​uboff’s apartment giant, Meriton, has submitted its first New South Wales development plans for 2022.

They’re set to develop again in Epping, seven years after completing Eppi​ng Park, their largest northern district project with 800 apartments across the 17 building precinct.

Meriton secured the Cambridge Office Park at 37-41 Oxford Street, Epping, from the Goo​dman Group, who themselves had plans by Cande​lapas to redevelop the vast 4,970 sqm site which also homes a tennis court

Having settled on the site last year, Meriton had Nicholas Bandounas, principal of urban design at Scott Carver who is also designing part of the Australian War Memorial, put together plans for a 30-level mixed-use tower with a six-level basement.

The biggest amend to the DA was to include a childcare centre on the lower levels.

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The proposed plans for the tower. Image credit: Scott Carver 

The two-level commercial podium will comprise a retail space, a 60 children centre-based child care facility, and commercial office space.

Set privately for residents use on the ground level is a lap pool and spa and an 80 sqm gym, surrounded by lush landscaping.

Above will be 211 apartments, a mix of 43 one-bedroom plus study apartments, 124 two-bedroom units, 42 three-bedroom apartments and just two four-bedders.

“All apartments have been designed with consideration for a high level of comfort for the residents through privacy, solar access, visual outlook, and natural cross ventilation,” Bandounas noted in the design statement submitted to the local council.

“Internal layouts have been designed to maximise living spaces and to create generous open plan layouts. All units have been provided with a private open space off the main living areas, providing access to natural light and ventilation.”

The plans are a continuation of further development of Epping’s Oxford Street, with a recently completed 22-level mixed-use building to the south and a proposal with the Parramatta Council for a 15-level mixed-use tower to the north.

“Epping Town Centre is an area that is currently undergoing a transformation as a result of significant infrastructure investment with the planned Sydney Metro Northwest,” Bandounas added.

“The proposal seeks to be a precedent for future development in the area.

“The development will help define a new context which is envisioned for the area and within which other residential development of a similar scale and height will be built. The proposed seeks to make a positive contribution to the current and future character of the area and to set the standard for future high-density residential building developments.”

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Construction commences on the final stage of The Peninsula Hope Island master-planned community

Peninsula Collection

Developer ASF Group has already sold around 80 percent of the apartments and all of the terrace homes on offer.

Construction has begun at Peninsula Collection and Peninsula Terraces, the final release of apartments and terrace homes in the gated community development, The Peninsula Hope Island.

The Brisbane-based builder, Constructions Group, cleared the land for development over Christmas, with earthworks and piling expected later this month. The previous two stages of the exclusive master plan are already completed.

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Peninsula Collection 52 Harbourview Drive, Hope Island QLD 4212 

The rest of the in demand mini-masterplan is already completed. Developer ASF Group has already sold around 80 percent of the apartments and all of the terrace homes on offer.

ASF Group Marketing Director Daniel Fang said there was an even split of buyers, with around half local owner-occupiers looking to downsize, and the other half interstate migrants and investors,

“We saw a lot of demand from buyers in Victoria and New South Wales, in particular from the dense inner-city postcodes of Sydney and Melbourne” Fang said.

“They were drawn to the recreational lifestyle of the northern Gold Coast, with their choice to move hastened by lockdowns in the southern states. Other interstate buyers were also attracted by the strong potential for capital gains due to the 2032 Summer Olympics, set to be hosted in Brisbane.”

On the interest from locals, Fang said the majority sought to downsize to Peninsula Collection and Peninsula Terraces which feature greater accessibility and internal buttons linked to gated community security.

“Buyers are cashing in on the Gold Coast property boom whilst placing a greater emphasis on lifestyle and recreation in their search for a new home.”

ASF has already sold out Peninsula Homes, a collection of 17 townhouses, Peninsula Residences, comprising 40 apartments, and Peninsula Terraces, just 22 terraces, which sit along side the Peninsula Collection.

Peninsula Collection is a rare opportunity for buyers to secure a home in the Hope Island Resort gated community
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Sherpa Property set for Mermaid Beach apartment development

Located on Albatross Avenue in Mermaid Beach, Perspective Albatross will be a bespoke low-rise beachside apartment building comprising six three-bedroom residences and two two-level penthouses.

Local Gold Coast developers, Sherpa Property Group, have unveiled plans for their latest development, Perspective Albatross, as demand for property on the coastline continues to be in high demand.

Located on Albatross Avenue in Mermaid Beach, Perspective Albatross will be a bespoke low-rise beachside apartment building comprising six three-bedroom residences and two two-level penthouses, both of which feature direct access to their own private rooftop areas.

The project is earmarked for a prime 810 sqm at 72-74 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach, and is Sherpa Property Group’s first in the area.

The three-bedroom residences will feature spacious floor plans that are further enhanced with their own private balconies, right in the heart of Mermaid Beach.

Mermaid Beach

Perspective Albatross residences range from 190 sqm to 310 sqm and are priced from $2.1 million.

Plans for the residences come hot on the heels of the sell-out of Sherpa’s highly anticipated Perspective Nexus development in Palm Beach and the recent unveiling of its newly completed luxury residence in Bilinga, known as Perspective 202.

Sherpa’s CEO, Christie Leet said the site had been selected due to its excellent beach access and proximity to the local shopping precinct, along with the tranquil and enviable lifestyle that Mermaid Beach exudes.

“Mermaid Beach is one of the Gold Coast’s most attractive communities, offering a unique lifestyle that makes it one of the most tightly held markets on the Coast,” Leet said.

The Perspective Albatross beachside residences are expected to appeal to the local owner-occupier market and are located just a stones’ throw away from Mermaid and Nobby beaches.

“To us, Mermaid Beach has always been more than just a location, it’s the lifestyle that draws you in and makes you feel like you never want to leave.”

Designed by Cottee Parker, the residences have been influenced by the coastal surroundings, with a light and bright colour palette being implemented throughout, integrating touches of white and gold accents for a minimalist and contemporary design.

Also expected to launch in 2022 is Perspective Broadwater, just six apartments in Biggera Waters, and Perspective Nexus, Palm Beach, which is a 34 three-bedroom apartment development, across 14 levels.

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Plans Filed for Third Surfers Paradise Skyscraper

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Plans for a 38-storey residential tower in Surfers Paradise have been lodged with the Gold Coast City Council, the third DA for the area filed in recent weeks.

The latest skyscraper plans were lodged by AMFS 2, led by Ayrton Mansi of the Mansi Group and Freddie Sheene, son of the late world motorbike champion Barry Sheene, for a site at 17-19 First Avenue, Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise is running hot, even by its standards—the suburb hit $1.2 billion in apartment sales in the 12 months to November.

The Gold Coast’s strong apartment market during the pandemic has created a spike in projects as units increased 26 per cent in value last year.

The plans for Nineteen on First Avenue were designed by Plus Architecture and included 35 full-floor apartments with three bedrooms and north-east facing balconies.

There was also a swimming pool, work from home suites, entertaining spaces and a gym on the lower levels as well as three levels of basement car parking.

It would replace two single-storey homes on the combined 810sq m site at the corner of First Avenue and Surf Parade.

Surfers Paradise

▲ Plus Architecture used inspiration from the “dynamic theatre of the ocean” to design Nineteen First Avenue in Surfers Paradise. 

The area was characterised by primarily high-rise residential developments, interspersed with older low- to high-rise developments, according to Ozone Planning Group.

“This existing character is consistent with the City Plan’s intent for Surfers Paradise to develop as a compact, high-rise neighbourhood,” the application said.

“The proposed built form incorporates elements of coastal character consistent with the existing built form within the locale as conveyed through the material and colours palette for the development.

“Being a high-end residential development, the finishes proposed are of an equivalent standard.”

In March, 2021 refinements were made to the Gold Coast city plan with mayor Tom Tate saying the city needs to be built “upwards, not outwards” in response to growing demand for new homes.

As interstate migration is expected to continue through 2022 the market fundamentals of the city are holding strong and there are no signs of an imminent bust, according to experts.

 

Article Source: www.theurbandeveloper.com

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