Planning manoeuvres facilitate the way for larger towers at Baulkham Hills

Planning manoeuvres facilitate the way for larger towers at Baulkham Hills
Planning manoeuvres facilitate the way for larger towers at Baulkham Hills

The Hills Shire Council is going through the process of facilitating the delivery of larger apartment towers at Baulkham Hills.

Developer Mulpha Norwest has sought to increase the size of future towers within its next development sub precinct which is known as 'The Greens'. It will form part of the wider push to create a $3 billion development within Baulkham Hills' Norwest Business Park in order to create a smart city and participate in the growth of the western Sydney corridor.

Currently documents are on exhibition that would pave the way for the 3.77 hectare site at 40 Solent Circuit to include nine buildings ranging in height from 8 levels up to 26 levels.

Increasing the maximum permissible building height from RL 116 metres to RL 176 metres would allow for residential towers to reach up to 26 levels or approximately 80 metres. The associated floor space ratio would also expand to 2.9:1.

As a result as many as 864 apartments are envisaged, as it 6,000 square metres of commercial floor space that would create near on 200 additional jobs. The 6,000 square metres is split between business premises, a child care centre, health consulting rooms and medical uses,recreation facilities, restaurants or cafes and shops.

Planning manoeuvres facilitate the way for larger towers at Baulkham Hills
Jackson Teece's design for 2-6 Maitland Place

The revised tower heights for 'The Greens' would see the sub precinct fall into line with other towers nearby. Urban earlier this year highlighted a development application backed by Mulpha Norwest for 2-6 Maitland Place.

The Maitland Place proposal is slated to reach 23 levels and include 131 apartments split between 32 studio or single bedroom, 72 dual bedroom and 27 triple bedroom apartments. Designed by Jackson Teece, the tower is slated to reach 69.8 metres.

Mulpha Norwest is also developing Haven Apartments on a nearby site at 38 Solent Circuit; Haven along with a completed residential building adjoining it stand at the 10-11 level mark. Construction firm Taylor is undertaking the $44 million build of Haven Apartments, and is well into construction. 

Planning manoeuvres facilitate the way for larger towers at Baulkham Hills
Turner's take on 7 Maitland Place

Additional towers are also on the agenda at Baulkham Hills.

A development application was lodged for 7 Maitland Place during December 2017. BHL 7 Norwest Dev Pty Ltd want to create 287 apartments in a scheme created by architecture firm TURNER, with the tallest tower spanning 24 levels.

Capital Corporation is also behind another Turner-designed twin-tower development at 11 Solent Circuit. Dubbed Esplanade Norwest Lake, the $280 million development spans 19 and 20 levels and includes 247 apartments plus an outdoor gym, outdoor cinema, putting green and landscaped area.

Lead image: Mulpha Norwest

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

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