Castle Hill Showground Precinct development continues with new Landmark apartment plans

The apartments will be spread across two seven-level buildings designed by DKO. Half have been reserved for affordable housing

Castle Hill Showground Precinct development continues with new Landmark apartment plans
The view from Middleton Avenue. Image credit: DKO

Development around Castle Hill's Showground Precinct is continuing to gather steam.

The latest plans are from the Sydney developer Landmark Group, who are plotting a $28 million, 100-apartment project across 16-18 Partridge Avenue and 21-23 Middleton Avenue, Castle Hill.

The apartments will be spread across two seven-level buildings designed by DKO. Half have been reserved for affordable housing.

The U-shaped building form will address both adjacent streets and embraces a northern oriented central communal open space, the planning documents note. It has been designed as an integrated and cohesive built form outcome.

"The proposed distribution of built form and massing of the buildings across the site is the result of a considered analysis of the context of the site and the desire to deliver a positive urban design outcome that is consistent with the desired future character for the site and the Showground Station precinct generally," the submission by Sutherland & Associates Planning noted.

Castle Hill Showground Precinct development continues with new Landmark apartment plans
The view from Partridge Avenue. Image credit: DKO

"The proposal is a high quality transit orientated development that will provide housing choice, and importantly affordable housing, in a location that enjoys exceptional access to the forthcoming Showground Train Station and employment opportunities within the Showground Precinct and wider Sydney area."

The Showground Station Priority Precinct was announced by the NSW Government in 2014 to maximise the use of the Sydney Metro Northwest which is being delivered as part of the North West Growth Area.

The Showground Station Precinct was rezoned in December 2017 and is forecast to deliver approximately 9,000 new homes and 2,300 jobs over the next 20 years, transforming the area around Showground Station into a vibrant local centre and contributing to Castle Hill as a strategic centre.

Castle Island, by KWG Property, is one of the most recent projects to launch in the Showground Precinct.

The $300 million project comprises 295 apartments spread across seven buildings near the new Showgrounds town centre. Inspired by nature, Castle Island is the work of local architectural firm, Giles Tribe, and two international architects, Hong Kong’s ARVA Architects and DLN Architects.

CBD Core has also recently filed for 67 apartments in the precinct. 

The low-rise towers, dubbed Ashford and Partridge for their locations fronting Ashford Avenue and Partridge Avenue, will rise six levels and will be home a mix of two studio apartments, 11 one-bedroom apartments, 39 two-bedders, 15 three-bedroom apartments.

Castle Hill Showground Precinct development continues with new Landmark apartment plans
A render of the new plans by CBD Core

CBD Core saw success with their Oriel project in the area, and are soon to launch Astrid, a block of 94 apartments just behind Oriel.

Astrid will feature extensive work from home facilities, with a conscious effort to create both indoor and outdoor communal spaces, outside of the apartments so those working from home have the option to still be away from where they reside. Residents will also have access to the a gym, swimming pool, and a rooftop with barbecues and seating spaces.

A local developer is also seeking to create 255 apartments across five buildings at 7-23 Cadman Crescent and 18-24 Hughes Avenue, centred around a courtyard with extensive landscaping, greenery, and a natural pool with waterfall.

Castle Hill Showground Precinct development continues with new Landmark apartment plans
The architecturally-designed building on Cadman Crescent. Image credit: MHNDU

MHNDU associate Amanda Stollery took the lead of the design of the Cadman Crescent project, noting in the design verification statement that the proposal seeks to provide a seamlessly integrated residential community facilitating population growth in areas of transition.

"Situated in a revitalising precinct, this proposal seeks to provide a seamlessly integrated residential community facilitating population growth in areas of transition and high density," the statement read.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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