Construction starts on smart Avantra apartments in Sydney's Mascot

Construction starts on smart Avantra apartments in Sydney's Mascot
Construction starts on smart Avantra apartments in Sydney's Mascot

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Sydney developer Longton Property Group has started construction on its $300 million Avantra apartment development in Mascot.

Delivered by construction company Built, Avantra covers an 8,762 square metre site, and will consist of 328 apartments along with ground floor retail. 

The development comprises two multi-storey buildings surrounding a courtyard garden. 

The project, in its final release, will herald smart apartments along with its own social media called iCommunity. 

The aim is all residents are part of a virtual neighbourhood that allows them to share information. 

This system will post regular updates on news, weather or finance, which residents can access either on their phones or iPads, or on an electronic noticeboard in each lobby.  

Each Avantra apartment will also have a home automation system managed by an iPad, with which residents can control lighting (standard package), open and close blinds and other features (upgrade package). Entry will be via fingerprint locks. 

Services such as shopping and house cleaners can be managed from within the apartments with the myiButler app.

Internal size of studios in Avantra are 60m² by 61m², one-bedroom plus MPR units are 75 m² by 82m², two-bedroom plus MPR units are 100m² by 127m² while three-bedroom plus MPR unit is 154 m². 

The interior designer behind Avantra, Richard Archer of Archer + Wright, said a crucial factor in the design is that residents feel connected to their building. 

“You don’t want it to feel as if you’re going back to this massive building that you have no connection with,” he said. 

Avantra is near to Mascot Station, close to shopping areas and just kilometres from Sydney CBD.  

Residents are expected to move in by December 2017. The project is now open for further registration of buying interest.  

Historically an industrial area, Mascot has benefited from its proximity to Sydney Airport and CBD, as well as Sydney’s beaches, to become a hub of residential and commercial activity. The rapid replacement of 1950s terraced houses with multi-unit dwellings is fast transforming this area. 

Longton Property Group director Winnie Pi said Avantra “sees the perfect blend of an iconic industrial past with contemporary city living."

"The exterior of the residential buildings portray an urban aesthetic that works in sync with the already established suburb of Mascot," she added.

Longton Property Group is an Australian subsidiary of a Chinese company, and has developments around Sydney worth up to $500 million.

Its two earlier projects Futra, a 55-apartment block in Mascot, and The Uptown in Roseville, a $200 million joint venture with Chinese developer Chiwayland, also incorporated integrated technology.

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