Fortis’ top 5 apartment developments across Sydney and Melbourne in 2022

We’ve taken a closer look at the top five developments Fortis currently have across Sydney and Melbourne.

Fortis’ top 5 apartment developments across Sydney and Melbourne in 2022
The Mona Road, Darling Point project. Image supplied

Long-standing and renowned developer Fortis has developed a solid portfolio across Australia's two biggest capitals, with more than $276 million in successfully completed projects.

The group’s future is just as prosperous with new developments, valued at over $2.2 billion in the pipeline for completion in the coming years.

We’ve taken a closer look at the top five developments Fortis has both in Sydney and Melbourne in 2022.

1. Piper - 2A Wunulla Road, Point Piper, NSW

Piper is the first collaboration between Fortis and Dare Property Group, who has teamed up to create a rare new development in the most affluent suburb in the whole of Australia.

Sharing its postcode with some of Australia’s most prestigious and historic homes, Piper, at 2A Wunulla Road, there will have just 15 exclusive residences, which will have interiors by MIM Design and sit in landscaping by Dangar Barin Smith.

There will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom apartments across the boutique four-level building. Each apartment will feature soaring ceilings, open layouts and large living, entertaining, and outdoor areas. Some of the apartments will even have their own private pools.

The three two-bedroom plus study apartments start from 127 sqm of internal space, the three-bedroom apartments start from 161 sqm internal, and the biggest offering, the four-bedroom apartments, have an internal living space between 210 sqm and 260 sqm.

"The rich design palette places a deep focus on the polished and matte, the light and dark, the coarse and soft, heralding the mineralised and lustrous qualities hidden within Piper’s natural forms," Miriam Fanning of Mim Design said.

Completion on the development is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.

2. Mona Road - 1 Mona Road, Darling Point, NSW

Fortis will soon launch Mona Road, their first development in Darling Point, another high end harbourside suburb in Sydney.

The premium mixed-use development will offer both residential and retail at the Mona Road site. Created by award-winning architects MHNDU, Mona Road features six residential floors with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with terraces and balconies capturing views across the city, harbour, nearby Paddington and surrounds.

The creative inspiration for the site comes from the history-steeped harbourside corridor it overlooks, with respect paid to the original brickwork of the façade.

Situated at the gateway to the Eastern Suburbs between Potts Point and Double Bay, the north-oriented site occupies a prominent frontage along Mona Road—only four kilometres from the Sydney CBD.

Fortis’ top 5 apartment developments across Sydney and Melbourne in 2022

Edgecliff Station is a 350-metre walk, while major bus and ferry routes are also within easy reach, providing regular services towards the city and beyond. 

Construction on the development is expected to be completed by late 2023.

3. Colindia – 5 Colindia Avenue, Neutral Bay, NSW

Currently in the market in Sydney is Colindia, north of the bridge in the sought-after Neutral Bay on the Lower North Shire.

Inspired by nature’s organic shapes and raw textures, Colindia presents as a sculpted artform, nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

Designed by PBD Architects, Colindia’s four levels comprise six half-floor residences crowned by a full-floor penthouse.

“We approached these residences as a sculpted artform, inspired by natural, organic fluid forms and materials," Paul Buljevic from PBD Architects said

"The use of curved walls creates a soft and inviting spatial experience, with masonry elements that accentuate verticality."

Separated from nearby buildings, Colindia's discreet street frontage opens up to just two residences per floor, with the penthouse sweeping across a whole-floor.

The feature balustrades on the balconies also serve to create added privacy between residences.

From front to back, each residence extends the full length; the open-plan living designed to maximise the space, light and views, with full-height windows creating a connection to the terraces and courtyards beyond.

4. Pillar + Tide – 41A Blackstreet, Brighton, VIC

Just moments from the buzz and flow of Church Street and the idyllic Brighton waterfront, Pillar+Tide presents 16 contemporary residences that explore the relationship between the indoor and outdoor.

Presented as a monolithic structure with two street fronts softened by verdant greenery, Pillar+Tide takes over three existing sites to create a singular vision.

Shaped by award-winning architects Carr, the design is defined by rhythmic façade elements, robust natural materials and an abundance of space reflective of Brighton’s local architectural context. 

“The design language of Pillar+Tide is shaped by both permanence and longevity," Carr Managing Director Chris McCue said.

"The interiors are under-stated, elegant and intuitively planned, but equally integrated with unique, thoughtful and bold contemporary architecture. There’s a deep sense of timelessness, with the use of robust natural materials and a return to quality that will delight for years and generations to come."

Considerable design emphasis has gone into planning the master suite and living areas to follow a spacious and open layout, while each residence is further complemented by wrap-around gardens and lush, low maintenance landscaping by Acre.

A rare and sought-after corner location, Pillar+Tide puts an abundance of retail, cafés and restaurants within easy reach, together with excellent transport connections and tree-lined streets.

5. Brighton Street – 8 Brighton Street, Richmond, VIC

Later this year Fortis is expected to launch their Brighton Street project.

Just moments from the bustling Church Street and Swan Street intersection in Richmond, 8 Brighton Street has been designed by SJB Architects and will see apartments and commercial suites built above a modern ground floor retail precinct.

Central to the vision for 8 Brighton Street is to reflect the site’s rich heritage context, whilst also evoking a fresh, contemporary approach to living and working.

“The location within Richmond – along with the Activity Centre zone which permits retail, residential and commercial – is what really sets this site apart from others,” Colliers agent Ben Baines said.

Fortis’ top 5 apartment developments across Sydney and Melbourne in 2022

The design, materials and finishes will be selected to work in seamless harmony, allowing the completed building to grow into its inner-city surroundings.

Occupying a corner site in one of Melbourne’s most popular inner-city neighbourhoods, 8 Brighton St enjoys easy access to the CBD and key business districts. The site has three street frontages, with an abundance of amenities in its immediate vicinity.

Numerous train and tram stops are less than 200 metres away, while the site is a short walk away from cafés, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and parks.

Construction is due to be complete on the Brighton Street site by early 2023.  

Alison Warters

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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