First look: Callex Group plan boutique Kew apartment development

First look: Callex Group plan boutique Kew apartment development
Joel Robinson July 9, 2024PLANNING ALERT

Boutique developer Callex Group is heading to Kew for its latest venture.

Callex is plotting a small development of just seven apartments on an already cleared 1,266 sqm site at 9 O’Shaughnessy Street, walking distance to Kew Junction, Glenferrie Road shopping precinct and Victoria Gardens.

The proposed development includes one two-bedroom apartment and six three-bedroom apartments, along with 15 car spaces and six bicycle spaces.

The design by Carr incorporates elements from the existing built environment, using textures and tones that complement O'Shaughnessy Street and the adjacent Foley Reserve. 

"Given the varied roof forms and architectural styles on O’Shaughnessy Street and neighbouring streets the design intentionally reads as a singular and recessive form in its massing and materiality, especially to street and the reserve to the south," Carr noted in their submission to the local council.

"Movement through textured render, hit and mix brickwork for screening devices and a layered landscaped proposal all contribute to a design sited comfortably within its context."

First look: Callex Group plan boutique Kew apartment development

The apartment layouts focus on connecting internal spaces with external environments, ensuring ample daylight, natural ventilation, and views. 

Each apartment has primary views towards O'Shaughnessy Street or Foley Reserve, with dual aspects to prevent purely south-facing units.

Landscaped by Acre, new canopy trees will be planted around the front, side, and rear of the property to mitigate visual bulk and provide necessary screening. 

First look: Callex Group plan boutique Kew apartment development

The future development will sit near educational institutions including Xavier College, approximately 800 metres east, and Trinity Grammar School, about 1.1 kilometres north-east.

The Kew Activity Centre, which features supermarkets and other amenities, is located approximately 850 metres north along High Street.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is the Editor in Chief at Urban.com.au, managing Urban's editorial team and creating the largest news cycle for the off the plan property market in the country. Joel has been writing about residential real estate for nearly a decade, following a degree in Business Management with a major in Journalism at Leeds Beckett University in England. He specializes in off the plan apartments, and has a particular interest in the development application process for new projects.

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