Work Starts on New Pymble Community
Construction has commenced on LFD Developments and joint venture partner Tian An’s $115 million Cascade Gardens in Pymble, with the developer announcing the appointment of contractor GrowthBuilt at an on-site ground-breaking ceremony.
Located at 2-8 Pymble Avenue, Cascade Gardens will comprise a total of 98 apartments over three separate buildings of four, six and eight levels set among lush landscaped gardens. It is the only new development in Pymble close to the train station and is conveniently located opposite the pedestrian underpass.
It will also feature a communal terrace with barbeque facilities and kitchen gardens where residents can grow vegetables and herbs as well as a retail space likely to become a neighbourhood café.
“We are delighted to have commenced construction and be a step closer to delivering this boutique apartment complex to Sydney’s north shore,” said Ben Lin, Managing Director of LFD Developments, who also developed a luxury townhouse development in Annandale.
Construction is expected to span 20 months and be completed early in 2020. More than 150 jobs will be created by the project.
Extensive excavation is required and GrowthBuilt will remove some 24,000 cubic metres of material. With the close proximity to nearby schools and surrounding residents, significant time has been spent planning pedestrian and traffic management.
“Growthpoint is excited to have been appointed to Cascade Gardens and believe it will set a new benchmark for residential development in the North Shore region”, said Colin Rahim, Joint CEO and Director of GrowthBuilt.
Designed by Become Architecture, Cascade Gardens’ masterplan celebrates its natural setting surrounded by established native trees and district views. It has been designed with generous outdoor spaces providing a network of tiered gardens for residents.
Cascade Gardens’ three pavilion buildings are dynamically shaped to layer across the site and enhance vistas through the development while providing a high level of amenity and outlook.
Materials include sandstone embedding the pavilions into the landscaped context, together with contemporary materials including extensive glazing and a ribbon of screening with perforations designed to emulate the dappled sunlight through the tree canopies.
Stage One of Cascade Gardens was launched earlier this year and consists of 27 apartments in one, two and three-bedroom configurations, priced from $725,000 for a 59 square metre one-bedroom apartment to $2.68 million for a 170 square metre penthouse apartment.
According to sales and marketing agents Colliers International, interest in the first release of Cascade Gardens has been strong.
David Chittenden, Director of Residential Project Marketing at Colliers International said, “we have seen a lot of local owner occupiers from the upper and middle North Shore, both downsizers and aspiring upgraders that want to stay within the area. They see Pymble as a family-friendly suburb with connectivity to Chatswood and Macquarie Park and an enviable selection of Sydney’s best private schools – and there is no new apartment stock for sale in Pymble at the moment.”
He noted that buyers have been drawn to Cascade Gardens’ location just minutes from the train station and with easy access to Pacific Highway.
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