St Hilliers and First Point Property lodge final plans for Penrith's Thornton Estate

The mixed-used development will be located on Lord Sheffield Circuit, with the first stage including retail and commercial space, along with residential apartments, which will be set across four towers.

St Hilliers and First Point Property lodge final plans for Penrith's Thornton Estate
The proposed $450 million development. Image credit: Crone Architects

St Hilliers and First Point Property have lodged plans for the final stages of a $450-million precinct in north Penrith.

The duo will be adding a further 553 apartments in the final two stages, adding to the 540 apartments already built in the 40 hectare masterplan which Landcom started developing 10 years ago, transforming the former Department of Defence Site.

Crone Architects have prepared designs for the two-stage development in Thornton Estate, delivered across 11,000 sqm.

The mixed-used development will be located on Lord Sheffield Circuit, and will include retail and commercial space, along with residential apartments, which will be set across four towers.

St Hilliers and First Point Property lodge final plans for Penrith's Thornton Estate
The development will include retail and commercial space, as well as residential apartments. Image by Crone Architects.

The five-storey podium delivered in stage one will feature retail tenancies, a mainline supermarket, and residential and commercial lobby entries on the ground floor, with level one home to a child-care and medical centre.

Two residential towers, referred to as Tower A and B, will be constructed in stage one.

Tower A has a maximum rise of 27 storeys, with level five to 31 containing 241 apartments. Tower B will have a maximum rise of nine-storeys, with 75 apartments planned for the tower.

Stage two will see the construction of another mixed-use development comprising a five-storey commercial podium, as well as residential apartments across two towers, Tower C and D.

Tower C will have a maximum rise of 13-storeys, comprising 74 apartments. Tower D will rise 26-storeys, set to deliver 163 apartments.

553 apartments will be delivered through the project, with the retail ground level connected directly to the village square facilitating commuter access to the railway station.

Different types of apartment typologies have been designed to accommodate households with different needs, particularly suited to the local market, with a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as townhouses at street-level.

St Hilliers and First Point Property lodge final plans for Penrith's Thornton Estate
The residential buildings will range in height, with the low-rise towers toward the centre of the estate. Image supplied by Crone Architects. 

The two-storey townhouses will be built with direct street access via generously-sized courtyards, while apartments at podium levels will benefit from direct access and deep courtyards that provide privacy and sunlight protection.

Western-facing apartments will have access to 180 degree views of the Blue Mountains, while eastern-facing apartments have distant views to the Sydney CBD.

Located between Lord Sheffield Circuit and Dunshea Street, the development is within walking distance to the railway station, while the new retail tenancies will become the most convenient offering for the tenants on the Thornton side of the station.

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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