Toga Group and St Hilliers add to Penrith's skyward push

Toga Group and St Hilliers add to Penrith's skyward push
Toga Group and St Hilliers add to Penrith's skyward push

Penrith continues to garner its fair share of development as developers TOGA Group and St Hilliers prepare to add major apartment developments to the suburb's ranks.

Documents were lodged last month on behalf of TOGA Group, with SJB undertaking the design of two residential towers that may yield as many as 187 new apartments. The development has been billed by the developer as "a new benchmark in urban regeneration and placemaking."

Accounting for a disused car sales lot and vacant land, the development has a primary address of 634-638 High Street, but also maintains a secondary frontage to Union Road. TOGA Group expects that the development which has an estimated delivery value of $63.5 million will further expand Penrith's urban renewal push to the western flank of its CBD.

634-638 High Street application summary

Toga Group and St Hilliers add to Penrith's skyward push
A new groundscape. Image: TOGA Group

634-638 High Street sees 63 x 1BR, 103 x 2BR, 21 x 3BR apartments, with retail tenancies amounting to 1,540 square metres at ground level. A dual level basement includes 285 vehicles and 45 bicycle bays whilst amenities include podium top green space.

Owing to its size and significance, 634-638 High Street will go before the Sydney West Planning Panel. TOGA Group are carrying imagery of the intended development via their website, which adds to the nine additional apartment projects the developer notes as active.

St Hilliers meanwhile has enlisted DKO Architecture to continue its transformation of a tract of land abutting Engineers Place.

With completion now due on St Hilliers' Quest Penrith development which sits alongside, 15 Engineers Place has gone to planning seeking a nine storey building containing 48 apartments. A mix of one and two bedroom dwellings, the apartments sit above two sizeable commercial tenancies and a veiled above ground car park.

Toga Group and St Hilliers add to Penrith's skyward push
Engineers Place. Planning image: DKO Architecture

Whilst not excessively large projects in their own right, the two fresh planning applications reinforce Penrith's push to higher density living.

A host of other developments are either at construction or intended, particularly along Lord Sheffield Circuit or Barber Avenue. These are in addition to developer Cabe's teaming with the Penrith Rugby League Club to create a $500 million residential development that can create as many as 850 apartments.

Although not at planning, property firm Trifalga has flagged a major development at 39-49 Henry Street within Penrith's CBD. 

According to Trifalga, "An application has been prepared for the 6,300sqm gateway site at 39-49 Henry Street, Penrith for a major mixed-use development within the CBD. As part of Trifalga’s mission to develop vibrant mixed-use communities in high-growth CBDs, this redevelopment aims to revitalise a major site within Penrith CBD by bringing new commercial, residential and retail spaces, a new hotel, and embellishment of public open space."

The prospective Henry Street development would rank among Penrith's largest.

Toga Group and St Hilliers add to Penrith's skyward push
Trifalga's vision for Penrith

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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