Hutchinson Builders appointed to build Cbus Property's The Langston, Epping
Cbus Property has announced the appointment of Hutchinson Builders as the construction contractor for The Langston, a mixed-use development in Epping. Hutchinson Builders will commence ground works on the site of the former Westpac Credit Card Services building in Langston Place from January 2019. According to Cbus Property, the selection of the construction partner was integral to the success of the overall project.
Located 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney and just 100m from Epping Train Station, The Langston comprises 463 premium apartments across three towers of 19, 24 and 29-storeys, and will include a ground floor retail/mixed-use precinct comprising 1,681 sqm of retail space, as well as open public space and shareways connecting Epping Train Station with the new town centre.
The Langston has been designed by Architectus who are also working on Cbus' 443 Queen Street project in Brisbane (in tandem with WOHA), while Arcadia are responsible for the landscape architecture of the project. The Langston will be positioned on Epping's highest point, allowing for panoramic views to the Sydney CBD and Harbour Bridge to the south-east, and Blue Mountains views to the west.
Architectus have designed the apartments to be rectilinear in plan with the curved form of the towers achieved by varying balcony depths. This design approach ensures that wind gusts are kept to a minimum while maximising ventilation throughout the apartments and common areas.
Architectus has envisioned three residential towers comprising (463) apartments, each with a 2-storey retail podium creating a central public plaza.
The 2-storey podium at the base of each tower provides amenity for retail shops and cafes, creating a vibrant central thoroughfare with paved walkways and landscaped gardens.
The curvaceous lines of the towers are informed by prevailing winds, with the materials palette taking cues from nearby parklands thereby creating a new landmark that is sympathetic to the surrounding context.
Pedestrian links will feature throughout the site, connecting The Langston with Pembroke Park to the east, Council’s public library and other recreational facilities, which will revitalise the eastern side of the train station. Since the project launched in May 2018, the project has received a significant amount of interest from local buyers, prospective retailers and the broader Epping community.
Epping was identified as the first Priority Precinct (PP) in 2012 due to its capacity to support growth in a well-serviced location. The PP resulted in an amendment to planning controls, enabling high-density development for the site at The Langston.
Urban.com.au has previously highlighted the development occurring in the vicinity of Epping Station, with our own Mark Baljak providing the following observation;
... the wider precinct could see thousands of new apartments once all developable sites are accounted for. Epping's rise is predominantly centred around its railway station, with streets... such as Oxford Street also flush with sizeable apartment developments.
What they say...
The Langston will significantly contribute to the revitalisation of the Epping Town Centre and as such, choosing the right delivery partner was critical for Cbus Property.
Hutchinson’s excellent track record, having delivered over 7,000 projects around Australia since 1912 with a combined value of over $32 billion, ultimately stood out.
This is our first project with Hutchies and we are looking forward to working closely with them.
- Adrian Pozzo, Chief Executive Officer at Cbus Property
We’re excited to commence work on our first project with Cbus Property, especially considering the significance The Langston will have in redefining the Epping Town Centre.
The Langston is a landmark project that we will be proud to deliver for Cbus Property, who have a well-earned reputation for quality residential projects up and down Australia’s east coast.
- Greg Quinn, Managing Director of Hutchinson Builders