The top 10 off the plan apartment developments completing across Sydney in 2024

The top 10 off the plan apartment developments completing across Sydney in 2024
Aqualand's North Sydney landmark AURA by Aqualand will be completed this year. Image supplied
Mikah January 15, 2024CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

There's plenty of activity in the new development space heading into 2024.

While there's a significant number of developments which are set to launch when they secure council approvals, there's also those that have weathered a number of storms in the industry in the last few years, from COVID and its lockdowns to construction costs and labour shortages, and are set to complete in 2024.

We've cast our eye across Sydney and looked at the best off the plan apartment developments set to finish construction in 2024. 

Project: Aura by Aqualand

Location: North Sydney

Developer: Aqualand

Aqualand is estimating a mid-2024 completion for its luxury North Sydney apartment development, AURA by Aqualand.

Topping out last year, Aqualand's in house construction team Aqualand Construction, is progressing the internal fit out of each of the 386 apartments. The apartments will sit above a two-level podium with a number of retail and commercial spaces which will activate the Walker Street streetscape.

True to delivering projects that will last, Aqualand has engaged a third party to undertake a peer review on quality assurance once the fit-out is complete, giving buyers even more assurances of a quality build.

Designed by Woods Bagot, AURA by Aqualand features an elegantly curved and undulating facade which creates an illusion that the single structure is divided into four separate towers, with staggered peaks stepping down from level 29 to level 23. The distinctive hourglass shape cinches in at the level-nine ‘waist’ of the building, where the resident’s community centre is located.

AURA by Aqualand’s extensive retail precinct will provide residents with a curated shopping and dining destination on their doorstep, including a providore, bakery, café and wine bar, an all-day diner and a contemporary Japanese restaurant. A network of landscaped laneways will welcome people into the precinct.

Other resident amenities include a 24-hour concierge service, a Technogym-equipped gymnasium, a wellness room, a pool of Tesla cars to share, and end-of-trip facilities. A glamorous rooftop area offers a sky sun deck, private dining rooms, barbecue and kitchen space for year-round al fresco entertaining.

AURA represents the fifth residential project delivered by Aqualand since the company’s launch in 2014. It is well on the way to joining a portfolio of other notable completed projects, such as BLUE at Lavender Bay in Milsons Point and The REVY at Darling Island.

Project: Grand Reve

Location: Castle Hill

Developer: Kassis Homes

Luxury home builder turned developer Kassis Homes has 4.5-star iCIRT-rated builder Dasco working towards a late 2024 finish of their debut apartment development, Grand Reve in Castle Hill.

Grand Reve, a two-tower, 185-apartment development, has been popular with Hills District locals, in particular downsizers. Prospective home buyers can secure an apartment at Grand Reve with just a $10k deposit, and with 10-year structural defect insurance.

Prices start at $580,000 at the Garthowen Crescent project which has also attracted first home buyers, upsizers, and even investors have purchased apartments due to the surge in popularity of Castle Hill, the hub of the Hills District which is drawing attention because of the new North West Metro and Hills Showground Precinct redevelopment.

There are 37 different floor plans available at Grand Reve, with configurations ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and even a handful of split-level, townhouse-style dwellings.

All of the apartments at Grand Reve feature Wolf appliances, with the large two and three-bedroom options also including Sub-Zero refrigeration systems as standard inclusions.

A significant focus for Grand Reve was to offer residents extensive outdoor space within the development. Some 2,300 sqm has been reserved for landscaped communal gardens. 

Read more: Why Castle Hill's Grand Reve is attracting the downsizer

Project: Lumia

Location: Norwest

Developer: Sekisui House Australia

Builder Growthbuilt began construction of Sekisui House Australia’s Lumia last year after the development successfully sold over 90 per cent of the apartments, and is now approaching completion early this year.

Sekisui expects to welcome residents to Lumia in August 2024. 

Lumia is the third stage at Sekisui House’s award-winning master plan development The Orchards.

The Turner Studio-designed Lumia comprises 330 apartments in one to four-bedroom configurations. Within the range are multiple designs and layouts of apartment sizes for every demographic and design preference.

Many apartments feature additional Max space, an additional living area that can be used as a study or 'work from home office', a children's play area, or a reading room.

Residents can personalise their living space by choosing from two colour schemes: a neutral palette with muted tones and a dark scheme that embraces a mix of warm and cool tones.

The apartments are complemented by three key features of the development: a landscaped communal courtyard garden, outdoor pool, and pavilion, with seating and views of the pool and linear park. 

Other amenities in the development include a heated swimming pool, outdoor dining, and BBQ facilities.

Lumia is located in the heart of Norwest and just a 10-minute walk from the Sydney Metro.

Project: The Ashford

Location: Castle Hill

Developer: Deicorp

Deicorp will sign off on the first stage of Ashford, their Castle Hill apartment development, this year.

Over 70 per cent of the apartments in the first stage have sold.

Deicorp has teamed up architectural practice Turner Studio has teamed up to create The Ashford, located within the emerging Showground precinct and just a two-minute walk from the Hills Showground Metro Railway Station.

The larger three-bedroom apartments in The Ashford, priced at just over $1 million, have been attracting both downsizers and families, the latter also attracted to several reputable schools in Castle Hill including Excelsior Public School and Castle Hill High School, both located within one kilometre of The Ashford.

Project: Astrid Castle Hill

Location: Castle Hill

Developer: CBD Core

By early next year, local developer and builder CBD Core hopes to welcome residents into Astrid, its second apartment development in the Hills Showground Precinct.

Astrid will comprise 94 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with prices ranging from $605,000 to $1.96 million. 

CBD Core engaged Zhinar Architects to design the modern two-building project, including dual-level penthouses with personal lifts.

Astrid will offer an array of lifestyle amenities, including Astrid Lounge, an exclusive resident-only zone, providing a space for relaxation and productivity, complete with dedicated workstations.

There'll also be a solar roof-powered outdoor workspace cabana with lush landscaping, a heated lap pool and sun deck, commercial outdoor cooking barbecue facilities, and a state-of-the-art gym.

Astrid is just behind their completed apartment development, Oriel, and only minutes from the Showground Metro station.

Buyers can still purchase a one, two or three-bedroom apartment in Astrid, with prices starting from $605,000. 

Project: Heritage Wollongong

Location: Wollongong

Developer: Modco Constructions

Three gold star iCIRT-rated builder developer Modco Constructions is on track to complete the construction of Heritage at North Wollongong.

Designed by PRD Architects, Heritage comprises 22 apartments and penthouses in one, two, and three-bedroom configurations across a five-level building.

Nestled within the meticulously landscaped gardens of Heritage stands an impressive heritage-listed Magnolia tree. This majestic tree seamlessly complements the sophisticated coastal ambience of the apartment interiors.

The designer apartments enjoy a free-flowing design and hardwood European oak flooring throughout. Expansive outdoor terraces flood the home with abundant natural light, extending the living spaces and providing a tranquil streetscape backdrop for alfresco gatherings and dining.

Heritage is at a level 500 metre stroll to North Beach, cafes, and restaurants.

Homeowners can anticipate a swift move-in by early next year.

Project: Downtown Zetland

Location: Zetland

Developer: Deicorp

Deicorp's highly anticipated Downtown Zetland project is rapidly taking shape, with recent construction updates revealing significant milestones on Buildings A and B.

Andrew Coleman, Deicorp's Construction and Development Executive, said Building A's entire concrete superstructure will be completed this month, with works across the other buildings progressing well.  

"Concrete structure works have been topped out, up to the roof level, on Building B," Coleman said.

“External face brickwork and installation of windows has advanced up to Levels 5 and 6. Finishing trades are now preparing to commence on the ground floor and lift lobby areas.”

Residential storage cages and high-level drainage systems are fitted to all basement car parking areas.

Downtown boasts four distinct buildings crafted by renowned architects MHNDU and BVN Architects, offering 546 one, two and three-bedroom apartments upon completion.

There are now just a handful of apartment left to sell after strong demand from both owner-occupiers and investors.

Project: Watervue Newcastle

Location: Newcastle West

Developer: Next Level Seven Pty Ltd

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie apartment developer, Next Level Seven, aims for a less than a year build on their rare Newcastle development at 10 Street, dubbed Watervue.

Watervue comprises 106 apartments spread across a 19-level tower that offers panoramic views of the city and the harbour. 

Designed by Stewart Architecture, prospective homeowners can select from various apartment options, including one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus study, two-bedroom, three-bedroom configurations, and two luxury penthouses. Serviced by three lifts, each floor accommodates a maximum of seven apartments. 

The top 10 off the plan apartment developments completing across Sydney in 2024

Situated just one block from Newcastle’s harbour, apartments from level 12 and above offer uninterrupted views of the busy working waterway. 

Lower levels provide view corridors to the harbour, overlooking Watervue’s private swimming pool, with its beach area and landscaped surrounds.

Exclusive upgrade packages are available for all apartments, including appliance upgrades, heated bathroom floors and towel rails, ceiling fans, and power outlets in car spaces. 

Secure parking is provided for all apartments, with each car space having a storage cage.

The top 10 off the plan apartment developments completing across Sydney in 2024

On the four-level podium, residents can socialise in the residents’ lounge or take advantage of the well-equipped business hub. 

Residents can pick herbs from the lush edible garden on the podium rooftop, get together on the pool deck or dip in the 25-metre heated lap pool.

Next Level Seven appointed builder Bloc Constructions to build Watervue, with an estimated completion date in September 2024.

Project: Splendour

Location: Bellevue Hill

Developer: Denwol

Prominent Sydney developer Denwol is approaching the completion of its Bellevue Hill boutique apartment development, Splendour, hovering over the 15-hectare Cooper Park on Victoria Road.

Following the recent release of the final few apartments, builder Growthbuilt is expected to complete construction in the first quarter of 2024.

Splendour comprises 25 two, three and four-bedroom apartments designed to take in as much nature as possible by UP Architects.

The top 10 off the plan apartment developments completing across Sydney in 2024

The apartments boast spacious living areas with elegant timber floorboards leading to full-width glass sliding doors, opening onto a generous terrace with panoramic views of Cooper Park's tree canopy, the Sydney City skyline, Harbour Bridge, and Opera House.

Homeowners can choose from two colour schemes to customise their home: the uplifting Dawn or the evocative Dusk. 

Splendour also includes an innovative, flexible room for additional living space.

Outside, the residents will enjoy a communal Secret Garden landscaped by Sturt Nobel Associates.

The top 10 off the plan apartment developments completing across Sydney in 2024

Sitting majestically on the clifftop and forming a botanical escarpment, the Secret Garden features a diverse botanical array and ornamental water features on the manicured lawns.

Situated at 206D Victoria Road, Splendour enjoys a prime position near Bellevue Hill Village, Westfield Bondi Junction, medical facilities, public transport, and prestigious schools.

Project: Koyo Crows Nest

Location: Crows Nest

Developer: Abadeen Group

Sydney's Lower North Shore is soon home to a new architectural masterpiece, with Abadeen Group engaging renowned architect Koichi Takada to design their latest project, Koyo.

Koyo comprises 27 predominantly three-bedroom apartments in a cul-de-sac setting in the heart of Crows Nest, aimed towards the downsizer market with luxury finishes and extensive local amenities within walking distance.

Inspired by the vibrant colours of autumn, Koyo embodies Takada's philosophy of simplicity, expressive materials, and organic forms, both inside and out.

The gently curved façades draw inspiration from the nearby harbour bays, blending Koyo with the natural surroundings. 

Stepping inside, there will be 18 three-bedroom apartments located at each corner of the development to have larger outdoor spaces and seven two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments. They all have parking, and a number have an additional study or courtyard.

Abadeen offers buyers to upgrade the apartments with several exclusive options, including adding a built-in bar, a timber-crafted study nook, or a fireplace in the living room.

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