Cedar Woods launches Huntington at Jackson Green in Melbourne's South-East
Cedar Woods Properties has unveiled the next stage of its master planned Jackson Green development in Clayton South with the launch of Huntington Apartments.
Located 20 km from Melbourne’s CBD on the site of the former Sigma Pharmaceuticals complex, Jackson Green is a 6.5-hectare site comprising 151 new houses and 400 apartments around a central park in Clayton South.
Huntington Apartments will join Wattle Apartments (completed earlier in 2018) and the under construction Gardenia Apartments on the redeveloped brownfield site and will be the largest apartment building in the development to date.
Rising nine-storeys on the corner of Centre Road, it will feature 165 residences spread across two buildings designed by DKO Architecture and will comprise a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 52-101 sqm.
"Jackson Green is a boutique community of high density terraced homes set around a beautiful central park that is poised to set a new standard for living in Clayton South. DKO has created a master plan that combines spacious three and four-bedroom town homes and contemporary apartments. Catering to a diverse community, this brownfield development will embody all the ideals associated with life in the leafy south eastern suburbs of Melbourne."
- DKO Architecture
Huntington Apartments aims to build on the growing trend towards creating communities within apartment developments through the provision of a host of common areas and facilities such as a gymnasium and landscaped podium courtyard connecting the two buildings, in addition to a rooftop garden and BBQ area.
Cedar Woods expects Huntington Apartments will appeal to growing demand from investors, downsizers and first-home buyers. The developer's confidence in the project has been reinforced with over 26 per cent of apartments already sold since the sales launch at the beginning of February 2019.
A large aspect of Jackson Green's appeal lies in its connectivity - the project is well serviced by existing infrastructure such as Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Shopping Centre, two train stations, cafes, restaurants, hospitals, golf courses and recreational trails.
Additionally, Jackson Green is located on the doorstep of the Monash Employment and Innovation Cluster, which boasts the largest concentration of jobs outside of the Melbourne CBD and includes employment hubs such as the Monash Medical Centre and Monash University.
The recently completed Central Park provides Jackson Green residents with green space to cater to the growing population and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Residents will also have direct access to the new Clayton Road community space along the elevated rail developed by the Level Crossing Removal Authority, which forms part of the linear park and a 17-kilometre walking and cycling path.
According to a Council report, the City of Kingston is estimated to grow by 24,000 people over the next 15 years, with apartments expected to make up 16 per cent of homes in the municipality by 2031. This is a relatively new trend, with buyers increasingly attracted to the lifestyle associated with apartment living, such as low maintenance homes, modern-style living and established amenities.
According to Cedar Woods, Huntington Apartments are due for completion in mid-2020.
“We are already experiencing strong demand for these apartments due to the growing popularity of apartment living in the south east and proximity to Monash University. A tight rental market, with vacancy rates currently sitting at 1.9 per cent, points towards high demand and strong rental return for investors.
As high rise living becomes more popular, it’s important that we think about the community element in the design. Therefore, we’ve incorporated a number of communal areas and facilities for residents to replace the traditional suburban garden and act as an extension to the home.
The area is popular with owner-occupiers and tenants who are both attracted to a low-maintenance lifestyle that is close to employment opportunities and amenities in the middle-ring south-eastern suburbs."
- Lloyd Collins, Cedar Woods State Manager