Exclusive first look: Meriton set for over 600 Carlingford apartments

"The proposal is is for a highly considered series of buildings sitting comfortably within a coherent masterplan," Fender Katsalidis director Rob Mirams noted.

Exclusive first look: Meriton set for over 600 Carlingford apartments
Two of the proposed six towers. Image credit: Fender Katsalidis

In the space of a few weeks, Harry Tri​guboff's apartment developer giant, Meriton, has lodged another development proposal for a massive project west of the Sydney CBD.

Following an application for a 30-level apartment tower in Epping, Meriton is set to create a new mixed-use development on a 2.7 hectare site in Carlingford, just outside of Parramatta, that was bought for $68.5 million last year.

The proposal for 263-2​81 Pen​nant Hills Road will see six buildings built, varying between seven and 11 levels, with 629 residential apartments created across the towers. There will be a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments.

Exclusive first look: Meriton set for over 600 Carlingford apartments

The plans also include a 110 occupant child care centre, two key residential amenity areas, both with a private pool and gym, and retail space for 17 small tenancies.

The design statement submitted to the Parramatta Council, signed off by Fender Katsalidis director Rob Mirams, suggested that the proposed masterplan is a contextual response focused on providing urban amenity to the Carlingford precinct.

"The proposal is is for a highly considered series of buildings sitting comfortably within a coherent masterplan," the statement read.

Exclusive first look: Meriton set for over 600 Carlingford apartments

"The external context of the site has informed the organisation of the built form and is also what defines the open spaces between buildings. Pedestrian pathways are created to connect the different precincts around the site. By shifting the mass of the built form away from pedestrian desire lines, public spaces have been created. The public domain forms the strength of the masterplan and a public forecourt is the nexus of this public domain."

The statement also noted that the apartment planning orientates living spaces towards views and daylight, while also providing acoustic buffers from the noise of Penn​ant Hills Rd.

Exclusive first look: Meriton set for over 600 Carlingford apartments

The landscape design has been developed in collaboration with Urbis. With a focus on creating public open spaces, the aim is to bring local residents and the wider Carlingford community into the site.

It's another development application lodged by Meriton in 2022. They're wanting to build 211 apartments across a 30-level tower in Epping.

In December Meriton submitted plans for their second Gold Coast project. Dubbed Pacific, the project will see 637 apartments built across the two 50 and 70-levels at 152 Esplanade, a 4416 sqm beachfront site on the corner of The Esplanade and Main Beach Paradise which they bought earlier this year.

Fast facts

- 35 one-bedroom apartments

- 77 one-bedroom plus study apartments

- 312 two-bedroom apartments

- 43 two-bedroom plus study apartments

- 147 three-bedroom apartments

- 15 four-bedroom apartments

- 17 retail tenancies

- 110 occupant childcare centre

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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Alison Warters

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