Built on a 9,900sqm existing warehouse block, the site was fully excavated to provide underground parking for each unit. Numerous heritage items were found beneath the factory floor, including a fully intact basement to an early Sydney inn, and the remains of the brickwork kilns from the Fowlers pottery workshops.
At ground level a new road bisects the site with retail and terrace housing addressing the street, creating a lively new neighbourhood. A pedestrian through-site-link cuts through the central shared courtyard to provide access within the community, and to the neighbouring streets.
With a pool and extensive landscaping, the courtyard provides a generous open green space. Along Parramatta Rd the project presents a high end retail environment, immediately improving the quality of the streetscape.
At the lower levels, unique units within the building were created by taking advantage of the existing heritage forms to create dynamic interior spaces across multiple levels. Two and three storey terraces capture the volumes of the heritage warehouse spaces. As the building rises above the adjacent low rise warehouses, the penthouse apartments enjoy uninterrupted city views and views of the adjacent parkland.
Display suites are currently being completed for the remaining units, these will be available for viewing from the end of May.
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