Capital Corp given green light for Wahroonga Estate apartments

The entire Wahroonga Estate is divided into five neighbourhoods and includes 31.4 hectares of environmental conservation land.
Capital Corp given green light for Wahroonga Estate apartments
Render of the proposed apartment buildings in the Wahroonga Estate
Alison Warters September 21, 2022

Plans for Capital Corporation’s apartment project on the site of the Seventh-day Adventist Church site, Wahroonga Estate, have been given the green light by Ku-ring-gai Council. 

Lodged on behalf of the Adventist Church, the plans were approved for 136 - 144 Fox Valley Road, following extensive planning, community engagement and modification.

Capital Corp given green light for Wahroonga Estate apartments Render of the proposed apartment buildings at Wahroonga Estate. 

Set to form an integral part of the regeneration of the 64.2-hectare site on Sydney’s North Shore, 177 apartments will be delivered across four low-rise buildings. 

Designed by architectural consultancy firm, GroupGSA, the energy-efficient buildings aim to be visually interesting, contemporary and sympathetic to the surrounding area, with the building’s interiors also benefiting from designs by Coco Republic. 

Ranging from four to six-storeys, the buildings will be constructed across two stages, with 143 apartments set for the first stage and an additional 34 in the second. 

26 one-bedroom, 95 two-bedroom and 56 three-bedroom apartments will be delivered across the project, with a new two lane access road set to be built as well, providing an entry point to a shared basement.

The apartments will be located within the approved concept plan’s building envelope, just off Fox Valley Rd, with the DA approval coming 12 years after the State Government approved a Part 3A plan for the site, which included the expansion of the Sydney Adventist Hospital and a range of residential, commercial and higher education developments. 

Capital Corp given green light for Wahroonga Estate apartments Render of the proposed apartment buildings at Wahroonga Estate.

The entire Wahroonga Estate is divided into five neighbourhoods and includes 31.4 hectares of environmental conservation land.

Jim Hunter, Director of Capital Corporation, said the planning process was inclusive of the Council and community feedback to ensure the needs of the local area were met. 

“The project has been years in the making. We carefully considered feedback from the community and made many amendments in response,” Hunter said. 

“The collaborative approach we took with Council and the community ensured we are delivering a plan that meets the needs of the local community and this was evident in the amount of feedback received.” 

A review of initial plans resulted in the reconfiguration of the residential development’s footprint, along with the addition of landscaping and open space. 

 “We are thrilled with the result and we are excited to bring this project to market in early 2023,” Hunter added. 

Capital Corp given green light for Wahroonga Estate apartments Render of the proposed apartment buildings at Wahroonga Estate.

The proceeds from the development will also unlock funding for reinvestment into facilities, new educational hubs and other community assets within the Wahroonga Estate precinct. 

Established in 1991, the Australia-owned Capital Corporation established themselves amongst the Sydney development scene as one of the pioneers of the Norwest Business Park, completing 47 buildings within the precinct. 

The group has also recently completed a string of developments including the Esplanade in Norwest, Parklands Estate in Rouse Hill, Veridian in Kogarah, along with Stages One, Two and Three at the $1 billion Woolooware Bay Town Centre in the Sutherland Shire. 

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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