OTP Sugarcube-Honeycomb, Erskineville buyers locked out after contaminants fears

OTP Sugarcube-Honeycomb, Erskineville buyers locked out after contaminants fears
OTP Sugarcube-Honeycomb, Erskineville buyers locked out after contaminants fears

off the plan Sugarcube-Honeycomb, Erskineville buyers have been locked out after contaminants fears.

They join other groups of residents also locked out of their Sydney apartments over safety concerns.

The 127 buyers secured apartments and terraces at Erskineville, in Sydney's inner-west through Ray White Project Sales Division and Colliers International

They were built on an old industrial estate contaminated with heavy metals, hydrocarbons and asbestos.

Sydney Council documents show construction approval for the Sugarcube Apartments and Honeycomb Terraces was contingent on strict conditions for cleaning up the land and groundwater, involving accredited auditors.

The council said the buildings cannot be occupied because the developer did not comply with the conditions.

OTP Sugarcube-Honeycomb, Erskineville buyers locked out after contaminants fears

A City of Sydney spokesperson said the developer had “not complied with the development consent conditions concerning the remediation of the site”.

The city was in “ongoing discussions” seeking a resolution with the developer, Golden Rain Development Pty Ltd.

“We understand this is a most frustrating situation for all terrace and apartment owners,” the City of Sydney spokesperson said.

The 109 Sugarcane apartments, and 18 Honeycomb terraces were built at the old Ashmore industrial estate.

When nearing completion pricing in Sugarcube was 1 bedroom for $665,000 with 2 bedrooms for $1,020,000 – $1,060,000.

The Sugarcane apartments were designed by DKO and built by Hamilton Marino.

The Metters Street and Coulson Street, Erskineville development was marketed as set to be ready to occupy in April 2018.

Golden Rain Development has completed 30 projects across Asia with the Erskineville development promoted as its “flagship project” in Sydney.

The buyers have taken to the City of Sydney’s social media pages to vent their frustrations about the “never-ending saga”.

Last week it was revealed that 30 loft-style apartments at 19 Gadigal Avenue in Zetland were abandoned nine months ago over severe water and fire safety defects.

Cracking also forced the evacuation of Sydney Olympic Park’s Opal Tower on Christmas Eve last year and the Mascot Towers on Bourke Street, Mascot last month.

 

 

 

 

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