Mulpha secure quick sales in first stage of Norwest Quarter zero-carbon apartments

Over a third of the first release residences sold out within the first two weeks, with a strong interest from a mix of owner occupiers, including young families, and local investors.

Mulpha secure quick sales in first stage of Norwest Quarter zero-carbon apartments
A render of the Lacebark apartment tower. Image supplied

The international developer Mulpha, who are developing the $1 billion zero-carbon, masterplanned Norwest Quarter project, have already secured over a third of the sales in the first release.

The recently approved first stage of two apartment buildings, Banksia and Lacebark, will home a total of 196 apartments. The first stage will also include more than 3,000 sqm of specially curated and sustainably led retail and commercial space, including a full-floor commercial gym, fresh food grocer, medical services and restaurants.

The initial sales have shown a strong interest from a mix of owner occupiers, including young families, and local investors.

Mulpha has appointed Parkview Construction to build the project, with work expected to commence in June, with a focus on quality control and delivering new benchmarks in sustainable design and construction.

“We are very excited to launch the first apartment buildings in Norwest Quarter which we believe will set a new benchmark in lifestyle design with its focus on community, sustainability and harmony with the natural environment,” said Mulpha Head of Developments, Tim Spencer.

The 115-apartment Banksia building, designed by leading architects Bates Smart, will offer a choice of one, two and three-bedroom open plan apartments, with views north towards Castle Hill Country Club and southwest over Norwest Lake. Banksia’s design prioritises outdoor space and connecting to nature, with each apartment featuring one or more oversized balcony, complimented with lush landscaping.

The 81-apartment Lacebark building, designed by Smart Design Studio, comprises generously sized one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, along with three-bedroom penthouses, all with curved balconies and angled blades, designed to bring in more sunlight in the winter and protection from the sun in the summer.

Banksia will also be home to a residents-only podium rooftop, which will have a swimming pool, sunlit garden, a lounge, work from home pods, and function room for hire, while Lacebark is set to include a resident’s lounge and a comunal garden, complete with a kitchen, sundeck, and barbecues.

“The design of both buildings far exceeds standard sustainability regulations with best practice passive design principles and high-performance environmental initiatives throughout,” Spencer said.

An open public plaza will link the two buildings together, with a wild botanical garden, as well as an amphitheatre, timber walkways, water and wild play for children, decked areas and seating, with the plaza contributing to the 70 percent of open green space within the precinct.

The Norwest Quarter environment has also been designed to minimise the urban heat island effect (UHIE) through substantial re-wilding of the natural landscape, which in turn will promote local flora and fauna.

Initiatives to enhance long term re-wilding include pollination and soil health management, which will all contribute to the creation of a cooler and healthier environment throughout the precinct. Apartments in Norwest Quarter will consume two thirds less energy than a typical apartment, and one third less water from the grid.

Due to the strong sustainability credentials of the apartments, purchasers may also be eligible for discounted green mortgages, potentially providing a lower interest rate on their mortgage.

“I believe people will choose to live here for the opportunity to be part of a community, aiming for a better future, targeting 100 percent renewable energy, reduced waste, and efficient use of resources including water,” Spencer added. 

Both buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels, electric vehicle charging with fast charges, and high-performance, centralised air-conditioning. Apartments will benefit from high efficiency lighting and appliances, and are 100 per cent electric with induction cooktops and electric hot water.

Other sustainable community initiatives will include communal electric barbecues, communal gardens, productive beehives for enhanced pollination, worm farms, composting and natural landscapes.

Once complete, Norwest Quarter will transform over 3.8-hectares of greenfield land into a vibrant village centre for over 2,000 residents. There will be nine residential towers containing 864 apartments, with 6,000 sqm of space provided for cafes, restaurants, neighbourhood shops and childcare facilities.

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Alison Warters

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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