21 NOVEMBER 2012 | BARANGAROO SOUTH HARBOURSIDE APARTMENTS CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF SYDNEY LIVING
Completing Sydney’s prestigious northern CBD Quay Precinct, Barangaroo South’s apartment buildings are the city’s last significant residential waterfront opportunity, Lend Lease’s Managing Director for Barangaroo South Andrew Wilson said today.
Mr Wilson’s comment follows Lend Lease’s lodging of planning applications for the first two Barangaroo South residential buildings with the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
These buildings, comprising 159 apartments all with extensive Sydney Harbour views, were designed by leading Australian architects Richard Francis-Jones of fjmt and Andrew Andersons of PTW, and represent the first release of Barangaroo South apartments to the market.
"The contemporary boutique design apartments offer the quintessential Sydney experience," Mr Wilson said. "They are stylish, exclusive and take advantage of their spectacular location on the Harbour and respond to their CBD waterfront environment. Importantly, there are limited opportunities to purchase apartments of this superior quality in a new development on the Harbour edge."
The northern building designed by Mr Francis-Jones includes a striking cloud-shaped design for the apartments and balconies at the north of the building overlooking the new public square and harbour cove.
The southern building designed by Mr Andersons includes substantial rooftop gardens and green plantings.
"Both buildings draw inspiration from the wharves which originally jutted out into East Darling Harbour and Walsh Bay," Mr Wilson said. "This is the next generation Sydney waterside experience. The buildings also convey the vibrancy of Barangaroo South – an active, exciting environment.
"The Quay Precinct, which wraps around the Harbour foreshore from East Circular Quay to King Street Wharf, will include not only Barangaroo South’s apartments but also its new dining and leisure experiences, transport connections, commercial buildings and extensive public spaces.
"The high profile nature of Barangaroo has led to heightened awareness of this development and we are already receiving sales enquiries about these apartments."
The two buildings vary in height from seven to 11 storeys and contain a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, all with uninterrupted Harbour views. The buildings include six dual-level luxury loft apartments and one double floor penthouse. There will only be a maximum of three apartments per floor for each lift core.
To capitalise on the unique waterfront position, the buildings' ground levels will provide for up to 20 food and beverage tenancies of various scales, including casual cafes and a standout signature restaurant at the northern end facing the cove. The food and beverage "hot spot" at Barangaroo South is destined to become a highlight on Sydney's dining landscape and a new home to some of the most exciting local and global chefs.
In addition to creating high quality urban living spaces, sustainability has been a key factor of the design of these two buildings, Mr Wilson said.
Each building is targeting a 5 Green Star residential rating and incorporates a range of sustainability measures including reduced embodied carbon in the building materials used and extensive bi-fold screen systems for shading. Amongst the other benefits for the occupants is the availability of cross ventilation.
The apartments will be completed in mid-2015.
The planning application documents for the waterfront apartments are on public exhibition from 21 November 2012 until 21 December 2012 and are available to view at the Department of Planning’s Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney and online at www.planning.nsw.gov.au
Following planning approval, the apartments are expected to debut on the Sydney property market during the second half of 2013. To register interest, please visit www.barangaroosouthresidential.com
For further information contact:
Greg Flynn, Communications Manager, Barangaroo South Tel: 02 9237 5197