Commercial spaces notch perfect score at Esplanade Norwest

Commercial spaces notch perfect score at Esplanade Norwest
Commercial spaces notch perfect score at Esplanade Norwest

The $280 million mixed-use project Esplanade Norwest has not just received development approval, its planned commercial spaces have sold out in record time. 

The 36 workspaces have sold between $6200/sqm and $7500/sqm – averaging $6900/sqm, well above Norwest’s average of commercial rates of typically between $4500/sqm to $5600/sqm, according to a media release.

The pace of selling created a local sales record for Norwest Business Park in the process. The properties were marketed by PRDnationwide Norwest on behalf of development manager Capital Corporation.

Managing director of Capital Corporation, Steve Grant, said, “We’re breaking sales records for Norwest only because Esplanade is offering businesses what they want: great location, integrated development with residential apartments and a dining precinct, as well as boutique workspaces.” 

Commercial buyers at Esplanade include a mix of accountants, real estate agents and doctors along with investors.

“Businesses and investors obviously see the future value of the Sydney Metro Northwest railway line and the transformation of Norwest from a business park into a vibrant urban hub which has been kick started by Esplanade that brings the live-work-recreation combination together so thoroughly.”

Grant has delivered a $700 million portfolio of 45 projects in Norwest Business Park since 1990.

The Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel has signed off on plans for Esplanade, where two towers, 18 storeys each comprising 247 apartments, are planned. More than 60% of released apartments were sold prior to approval. 

PRDnationwide Norwest director David Inkster said there was a social element to doing business in Norwest, because “the most productive meetings are often over a coffee or meal, making Esplanade - with its casual and formal dining options - the ideal workplace setting”. 

“And there really isn’t any other specifically-designed commercial workspaces in Norwest that come with a wintergarden overlooking the lake within a short walk to the station,” Inkster said.

“There are some 20,000 people working in Norwest right now with projections that could grow to 35,000. More than 400 companies – some among the largest in the country – base themselves here and investors will see the obvious opportunity in locating attainable urban-style living within such a successful employment centre,” added Capital Corporation’s Steve Grant. 

The workspaces at Esplanade can be designed to include outdoor rooms suitable for meetings or social work gatherings. Other features include communal meeting rooms and breakout areas. 

Construction on Esplanade is expected to start in 2017 with completion targeted for 2019.

Norwest Esplanade


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