Meriton set for new Epping apartment tower

Meriton is set to develop again in Epping, seven years after completing Epping Park, their largest northern district project with 800 apartments across the 17 building precinct.

Meriton set for new Epping apartment tower
The office building recently secured by Meriton

Harry Trig​uboff's apartment giant, Meriton, has submitted its first New South Wales development plans for 2022.

They're set to develop again in Epping, seven years after completing Eppi​ng Park, their largest northern district project with 800 apartments across the 17 building precinct.

Meriton secured the Cambridge Office Park at 37-41 Oxford Street, Epping, from the Goo​dman Group, who themselves had plans by Cande​lapas to redevelop the vast 4,970 sqm site which also homes a tennis court

Having settled on the site last year, Meriton had Nicholas Bandounas, principal of urban design at Scott Carver who is also designing part of the Australian War Memorial, put together plans for a 30-level mixed-use tower with a six-level basement.

The biggest amend to the DA was to include a childcare centre on the lower levels.

Meriton set for new Epping apartment tower
The proposed plans for the tower. Image credit: Scott Carver

The two-level commercial podium will comprise a retail space, a 60 children centre-based child care facility, and commercial office space.

Set privately for residents use on the ground level is a lap pool and spa and an 80 sqm gym, surrounded by lush landscaping.

Above will be 211 apartments, a mix of 43 one-bedroom plus study apartments, 124 two-bedroom units, 42 three-bedroom apartments and just two four-bedders.

"All apartments have been designed with consideration for a high level of comfort for the residents through privacy, solar access, visual outlook, and natural cross ventilation," Bandounas noted in the design statement submitted to the local council.

"Internal layouts have been designed to maximise living spaces and to create generous open plan layouts. All units have been provided with a private open space off the main living areas, providing access to natural light and ventilation."

The plans are a continuation of further development of Epping's Oxford Street, with a recently completed 22-level mixed-use building to the south and a proposal with the Parramatta Council for a 15-level mixed-use tower to the north.

"Epping Town Centre is an area that is currently undergoing a transformation as a result of significant infrastructure investment with the planned Sydney Metro Northwest," Bandounas added.

"The proposal seeks to be a precedent for future development in the area.

"The development will help define a new context which is envisioned for the area and within which other residential development of a similar scale and height will be built. The proposed seeks to make a positive contribution to the current and future character of the area and to set the standard for future high-density residential building developments."

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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