Merged entity Capital Bluestone has projects worth more than $2 billion

Merged entity Capital Bluestone has projects worth more than $2 billion
Merged entity Capital Bluestone has projects worth more than $2 billion

Capital Corporation and Bluestone Property Group have merged to create a developer with a current pipeline of more than $2 billion worth of projects.

The new entity, Capital Bluestone, will have Capital Corporation founder and managing director Steve Grant as executive chairman, while Bluestone founder and managing director Ben Fairfax will continue in that role. 

Capital Corporation’s 25-year track record covers residential, commercial, industrial and retail property development. They concentrate on joint ventures around long term projects especially with a speciality in asset-strong entities including religious organisations and league clubs.

Its achievements include Sydney’s 172-hectare Norwest Business Park.

Capital has delivered a $700 million portfolio of 45 buildings, and accommodated the workspace needs of more than 1,000 businesses since 1990.

Since 2010, Capital has delivered a further $570 million in development partnerships, and as a combined group Capital Bluestone has delivered over $2.5 billion in total project completions.

“Formally joining together was a natural evolution of our relationship,” said Grant.

Bluestone Property Group, founded by Ben Fairfax in 2009, is aiming to complete work at its $750-million Sutherland shire project Woolooware Bay Town Centre in 2016.

The project will have more than 600 apartments, a shopping, dining and entertainment precinct and a rejuvenated new club for joint venture partner the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club.

All 460 available apartments have sold out in Woolooware Bay since launching in January 2014  – 97 percent to locals.

Other major projects includes a $143-million project called Veridian, a joint venture with Kogarah RSL Club, which will deliver the club with a new 2,000 square metre floor. Above the club, two 11-storey buildings will include 220 apartments in a mix of mainly one and two-bedroom types.

Also in the works is Esplanade, which will redevelop the existing Sydney Ice Arena on Norwest Lake into an integrated vertical waterfront community comprising residential towers, offices, cafes and bars.

“It’s something totally different for this part of Sydney. You say Norwest and people think business. It’s time to turn this into an absolute destination for high-end dining, business and apartment living,” said Grant.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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