Development plans for the second stage of Sekisui House’s $2 billion mixed-use precinct in Sydney’s Wentworth Point have been approved today.
Dubbed Laguna and Glade, the second phase of the project comprises 171 premium waterside apartments across two buildings. While Laguna will stand at 13 storeys and feature 101 apartments, Glade will reach eight storeys and hold 70 apartments.
Designed by Sydney-based PBD Architects, the buildings will be connected by a 3,150 sqm neighbourhood green, a landscaped public open space with a covered communal dining area, and waterplay. A recreational facility - known as Revive - will give residents access to an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium.
Known as Sanctuary, the masterplan community spans 9.4 hectares across six stages and will create a mixed-use precinct with approximately 2,000 waterfront apartments, retail and other community amenities.
The second-stage approval comes almost two years after Landing – which was the first building stage featuring 165 and 199 apartments – was completed.
“Stage two has been designed to act as the heart of the Sanctuary community with the journey through Laguna and Glade effectively connecting all stages. This stage has been developed as part of the broader Sanctuary masterplan,” Sekisui House Australia senior development manager – apartments & mixed-use developments Zac Petrovic said.
“A comprehensive placemaking strategy has also been created to provide residents with desirable recreational amenities and a cohesive, well considered walkable community.”
A dual water supply network, rainwater management and bio-swales, double-glazed windows, water-saving fittings, bike rooms, EV charging and car sharing are some of the sustainability initiatives that have been incorporated into Sanctuary.
Sekisui House has also committed to planting one tree per apartment.
“The neighbourhood green will be an important amenity and provides connectivity via an architecturally designed landscaped waterfront park,” Site Image landscape architect Nick Metcalf said.
“It is strategically positioned to act as a social, cultural and community destination for both residents and the broader Wentworth Point community.”
Founded in 1960, Osaka-based Sekisui House is one of world’s largest homebuilders and an international diversified developer.
The company has more than 300 consolidated subsidiaries and affiliates, 29,000 employees and is listed on both the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange.
“Sekisui House is committed to building sustainable communities, focused on the company’s key principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability,” Petrovic said.
“Three of Sekisui House Australia’s core design philosophies – Satoyama, Michi and ENU BAI YUTAKA are woven into Sanctuary.”
Satoyama or ‘ribbons of green’, is the concept that when properly managed both human and the environment can exist alongside, and benefit from one another.
Michi enriches the daily activities and pedestrian experience through good spatial design and the ENU BAI YUTAKA concept creates a sense of unity between a residential area and nature, by arranging residential buildings and trees in a manner that emphasises the linkage between the gardens of neighbouring buildings and the surrounding environment.
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