Leighton and Qualitas announce Bondi Junction development AQUA


The 129 apartment building has designed by Kann Finch Architects together with DC8 Studio, with interiors designed by Koichi Takada.

Comprising apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, AQUA has street level retail, landscaped private outdoor spaces on the podium level and rooftop gardens.

The exterior design uses a glass lobby to link two sculpted towers that are positioned on a podium to maximise view corridors.

Having just one neighbouring building to the south allows light to flood into all floors and enhances the Sydney Harbour and ocean views for which the building received it's name.

The north tower will feature horizontal bands of ‘shell white’ which subtlety contrast to the south tower’s bands of ‘wayward grey’.

It will be built on a gateway 1,309sqm site adjacent to Westfield Shopping Centre and just 500 metres from Bondi Junction’s train and bus interchange.

“Our vision for AQUA reflects the prominence of this site and provides an opportunity to supplement the ‘introverted nature’ of the Westfield Centre and bring the community back to the streets,” said Gavin Tonnet, Leighton Properties National Head of Residential.

Leighton Properties and Qualitas have appointed Colliers International to act as sales agents, with marketing anticipated to commence in May once a display centre has been completed on site.

Mr Tonnet regards Bondi Junction as having ‘a vibe all of its own’.

“It is already a great place to live, and our apartments will add quality and style unmatched for this area, and continue the transformation of Bondi Junction’s urban centre.” Mr Tonnet said.

Demand for AQUA is certain to be high following the success of recent Bondi Junction developments such as Capitol which saw the development of 93 units from Legacy Property.

AQUA will be the third joint-venture between Leighton and the Melbourne-based Qualitas. The two firms are currently redeveloping a residential tower known as WRAP  in Melbourne's CBD and  a major urban renewal project in Mooney Ponds.

It is due to launch in May.

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