First look: Leith Group to break in to Surfers apartment market with Halcyon Place tower, complete with its own dog park

Plus noted in their submission to the Gold Coast City Council that Halcyon Place pays tribute to the legacy of the site's history

First look: Leith Group to break in to Surfers apartment market with Halcyon Place tower, complete with its own dog park
The proposed Halycon Place tower at 4 Fern Street. Image supplied

There's no sign of a slowdown in interstate developers wanting a piece of the Gold Coast development market.

The latest to take on the Surfers Paradise market is the prominent Sydney developer Leith Group Developments, who deals in multi-res, high-end townhouses, and land estates, across the whole of Sydney.

They've submitted plans for Halcyon Place, a new 27-level tower at 4 Fern Street, a stone's throw from the beachfront. It has been named after the current original walk-up block of apartments, also known as Halcyon Place, on the 1378 sqm site.

In what would be a Gold Coast first, Leith are also proposing a resident dog park, cleverly located on the ground level of the building.

First look: Leith Group to break in to Surfers apartment market with Halcyon Place tower, complete with its own dog park

There will also be two high-end townhouses on offer, both with two levels, three-bedrooms, a multi-purpose room, study nook, and a pool.

There will be 96 apartments, a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units. Two-beds dominate the building, with just seven one-bedders planned, 70 two-bedders, a handful with an extra multi-purpose room, and 17 three-bedroom apartments, which includes the three two-level penthouses crowning the tower.

Each of the penthouses have their own private rooftop, with the internal space comprising a master suite with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, and the outdoor homing a plunge pool and terrace area.

The resident amenity is spread across levels 10 and 11. Level 10 is dedicated to some outdoor space and work from home facilities, with level 11 homing a lap pool with spa and cabanas, a gym, yoga space, sauna, and outdoor barbecue and dining area.

First look: Leith Group to break in to Surfers apartment market with Halcyon Place tower, complete with its own dog park

Plus noted in their submission to the Gold Coast City Council that Halcyon Place pays tribute to the legacy of the site's history.

They said that considered design strategies have been used to reduce bulk, step the façade, create articulation and respond to the street through activation of the ground floor.

"The building’s relationship to the street and the pedestrian is broken up into main lobby, townhouses, pockets of landscape and a resident’s dog park, creating a human scale response at the street level.

"A residential dog park addresses the site’s most prominent corner, with green open space to the intersection of Old Burleigh Road and Fern Street, celebrating the historic Norfolk Pines.

First look: Leith Group to break in to Surfers apartment market with Halcyon Place tower, complete with its own dog park

"Through form, materiality and response to climate and context, Halcyon Place embodies the nostalgic character of the Gold coast, honouring the past whilst providing a contemporary response."

About the developer

Leith Group, led by development industry veteran Michael Devin, has developed a number of multi-residential projects across Sydney, primarily north of the CBD in the North Shore region.

They're developing nearly 1000 apartments at their huge Mount Druitt development, which will see a revamp of the old Vegas Hotel.

The apartments will be spread across five residential towers, which will feature rooftop and communal outdoor areas, and18 retail/restaurant spaces on the ground floor.

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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