A boom in high density housing is set to transform Redfern.
88onRegent’s proposed plans at 88 Regent Street Redfern include an 18 story residential tower consisting of 82 luxury studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, with a range of exclusive mezzanine penthouse apartments featuring spectacular district views.
Managing director of Milligan Group James Milligan who, together with Thirdi Group, plans to build the 88 on Regent building said the area was rapidly expanding.
“Redfern needs a bit of new life breathed into the whole precinct. It’s a little bit tired. Regent St, it’s a predominant street and it deserves a predominant building,” he said.
“I think that the area obviously is a fantastic location, Redfern has gone through a lot of gentrification in the past, but some of the developments have not been executed extremely well.”
Plans for the building at 80-88 Regent St comprise 80 premium units, a communal rooftop garden, a child- care centre catering for up to 75 children and a ground-floor retail space, with plans to add a high-end food and drinks operator, subject to approval.
Under the plans, existing two-level retail buildings on the site will be demolished, but their shopfronts retained and incorporated into the design.
“We think it will set a bit of precedent for that area and have a roll-on effect down the street.
Its unique design of seamlessly combining outdoor to indoor living areas will make 88onRegent one of the most sought after residences in Redfern.
Thirdi Group secured the site because of its strategic location within the Redfern Station Precinct and its close proximity to Sydney’s CBD.
88 on RegentWith world class infrastructure such as the Australian Technology Park at its doorstep and the announcements of CBA moving 10,000 staff there by 2020, Redfern is set to become one of the best areas in Sydney to live and work in.
SJB saw an opportunity to create the final piece of the puzzle within the Redfern Station Precinct and to deliver a building that’s reflective of Redfern’s evolution to a thriving inner city precinct, offering residents a great place to work, live and play.
Thirdi Group secured the prime site in inner Sydney's Redfern in December 2015 for $20.75 million.
At the time, it was reported that the The 800sqm site with terraces would be transformed into a mixed-use development with retail and commercial suites, a potential childcare centre and apartments called "88onRegent".
• 6 X Studio Apartments
• 27 X One Bedroom Apartments
• 38 X Two Bedroom Apartments
• 9 X Three Bedroom Penthouse Apartments
• 2 X Retail Spaces
Number of Lots: 81
Status: In Planning
Estimated completion date: End of 2017
In February 2016, community feedback was sought on the residential and retail development.
The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal which seeks to: