Controversial Sugarcube Aparments in Erskineville near sell out

Controversial Sugarcube Aparments in Erskineville near sell out
Joel RobinsonApril 12, 2021

The controversial apartments in the Erskineville developer Sugarcube have nearly sold out.

The $46.5 million project on the corner of Metters and Pearl Street came under controversy in 2018 following a dispute between the City of Sydney and the developers that locked owners from their apartments. 

Despite completed construction, the City of Sydney was refusing to allow owners to move into their new homes over concerns that the land below the tower was contaminated.

This September, the council approved a modification application that allowed residents to occupy the site in stages, with stage one for apartments. 

The modification includes adopting environmental management plans for the apartments and the surrounding road areas, according to the City of Sydney’s website. 

Golden Rain says they have completed 30 projects across Asia, but Sugarcube remains its only Sydney project. 

Set in the old Ashmore industrial precinct at 1 Metters Street, the residence offers a collection of 109 one and two bedroom apartments. 

Designed by DKO architects, Sugarcube offers open-plan living, city views and a landscaped rooftop garden. 

Pricing for the residences begin at $689,000. 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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