Sekisui House Australia has appointed Parkview Group to build the first DA-approved stage of its new masterplanned community, The Orchards.
Located at 47 Spurway Drive in Baulkham Hills, The Orchards will comprise one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments across seven residential buildings.
Designed by The Turner Studios and McGregor Coxall Landscape Architects, The Orchards which will eventually offer around 1,300 apartments to the market.
The entire 8.8-hectare site will host an array of amenity and features including orchard-tree lined paths and cycleways along an established creek, retained heritage trees, an outdoor cinema, music room and rooftop gardens.
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The development’s masterplan incorporates the site’s heritage-listed trees, some of which will be retained, while each of The Orchard’s three signature buildings have been designed to reflect an element of the site’s natural surrounding environment, such as the native Bunya Pine.
Sekisui House Australia chief executive and managing director Toru Abe said The Orchards are expected to appeal strongly to a wide variety of purchasers, including local downsizers due to their floorplans as well as the project’s positioning directly across from the 18-hole championship golf course at the Castle Hill Country Club.
“Initial enquiry has also been strong from young families attracted to safe, community living with plenty of open spaces for children to play and the added convenience of flexi-rooms that allow for adaptable use – whether as another bedroom or home office,” Abe said.
The development will come online at a time when Sydney’s Hills District is in a strong growth phase bolstered by government-led infrastructure improvements to the area that include the Sydney Metro North West.
It is estimated that this upward trend is set to double the current population of the district, with The Hills Shire Council forecasting growth to 252,302 by 2036.
Construction of Imperial is expected to be completed by 2019.