Top Spring Australia to develop 329 apartments and townhouses in Sydney's St Leonards

The Bates Smart-designed buildings will include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, two-storey townhouses, as well as several penthouses

Top Spring Australia to develop 329 apartments and townhouses in Sydney's St Leonards
The proposed residences opposite Newlands Park. Image supplied

St Leonards is set for a new mega-development, with the integrated property group Top Spring Australia lodging plans for 329 residences as part of a 1.26 hectare masterplanned community.

The site, at 21-41 Canberra Avenue and 18-32 Holdsworth Avenue, will see the apartments built across five buildings, three fronting Canberra Avenue and Newlands Park, and the other two buildings with a frontage to Holdsworth Avenue.

The three buildings facing the parkland will be eight, nine and 10 storeys in height (some storeys will be part levels due to the site’s incline), while the two rear buildings will be eight and 11 storeys.

The Bates Smart-designed buildings will include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, two-storey townhouses, as well as several penthouses. They have been designed to be stepped in height, to maximise views of the surrounding green spaces.

Top Spring Australia to develop 329 apartments and townhouses in Sydney's St Leonards

The plan provides public access to Newlands Park from Holdsworth Avenue via a six-metre-wide site link, as well as a 2,500 sqm communal garden at the centre of the project for a mix of public, private and communal uses.

The end of Holdsworth Avenue is to be closed by Council and turned into a pocket park. Three of the buildings will feature communal rooftop terraces providing sunny outdoor spaces, and all buildings will have landscaped setbacks from all street frontages.

Sydney Ma, Director and General Manager of Top Spring Australia, says the building forms step back and down the hillside revealing a series of stepped terraces, apartments and landscaped platforms towards Newlands Park.

“With this project, we will be consistent with our vision to develop properties that incorporate the character of the local area by not only reflecting, but also enhancing, their local environment.

Top Spring Australia to develop 329 apartments and townhouses in Sydney's St Leonards

“Here, we want to create an ecologically responsible, vibrant new community, nestled within lushly planted corridors, edges and setbacks, to further enhance not just Newlands Park, which the project faces, but also the other existing green spaces in the St Leonards area.

“Inspired by the local Cammeraygal creek corridors, our façade approach interprets the contrasting conditions of the rocky fern gullies and vertical eucalypt forest. This is achieved with the bases of the buildings having a heavily planted sandstone plinth, above which vertical façade columns contrast with floating horizontal edge beams.

“The buildings will sit comfortably within the urban environment of St Leonards, as well as the bushland quality of the surrounding area, with the material palette using a natural, robust, earthy selection of materials and finishes.

Top Spring Australia to develop 329 apartments and townhouses in Sydney's St Leonards

“We have worked long and hard on this design and look forward to working with the Lane Cove Council to bring it to life.”

About Top Spring Australia

Launched in Hong Kong in 1993, Top Spring International is a globally-renowned integrated property group, with specialties in residential and commercial development, asset management, fund management and education.

To date, the company has completed more than 20 completed projects in 12 cities around the world.

Top Spring Australia is a division of Top Spring International, established in 2017 with the goal of redefining urban living in Australia.

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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