Don’t wait much longer: Construction underway at these luxe off-the-plan developments

Market Insights
1 month ago
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Across the country, property developers are seeing a high demand for quality apartment developments with insufficient stock to cater to the need. Whether in Melbourne, the Gold Coast, or Canberra, buyers are seeking well-made residences. What’s more, they seek assurance that these homes will be built to completion.

Three exceptional apartment developments stand out, now under construction in some of the country’s most coveted locations. As a buyer, you can rest assured that these projects are not just blueprints on paper, but vibrant communities already taking shape.

Each development, backed by reputable developers and innovative designs, further reassures you that your investments are secure and destined to come to fruition. Let’s delve into them.

The Grande on London is under construction in Canberra. Click here to learn more.


Kirra Gardens: A modern mini-village in Camberwell, Melbourne

Nestled in Melbourne’s serene suburb of Camberwell, Kirra Gardens presents a collection of apartments that foster a “modern mini-village” feel. Designed by award-winning practice C.Kairouz Architects and celebrity landscaper Jamie Durie’s team at Durie Design, Kirra Gardens integrates tranquil greenery with its communal areas, encouraging a sense of community.

The development is also future-proofed in design, featuring electric car charging stations, private herb gardens, and gas-free technology, ensuring it is both luxurious and sustainable.

As the project launched based on 2021 construction costs and sales prices, Kirra Gardens offers exceptional value, with the remaining apartments selling at excellent price points compared to new builds across Melbourne. In comparison, other architecturally designed apartments on the market within the locality sell for 15% to 30% or more per square metre.

Live in prestigious Camberwell with Kirra Gardens. Click here to learn more.

To navigate challenges within the construction industry, Kirra Gardens relies on the expertise of contractor Samssons and project manager SEMZ. Their collaborative approach and smart construction scheduling have kept the project ahead of schedule – a rare feat in today’s market.

“Since breaking ground at Kirra, construction has been progressing well with large milestones consistently hit ahead of schedule,” said Jon Purcell, Director of SEMZ.

“The team at Samsons Projects bringing Kirra to life have a brilliant track record of quality and deliverability, giving potential buyers the confidence of not only a high-quality home, but also a timely build too.

“With external work nearing completion, it won’t be long before the internal final touches are made and you'll be able to call Kirra Gardens home.”

High-end fixtures and fittings create a sophisticated home at Kirra Gardens. Click here to learn more.

Beautifully designed, the building’s design respects the area’s heritage, using materials like architecturally designed facade planters and timber to blend seamlessly into the Camberwell streetscape. Kirra Gardens has been designed as more than just a place to live; it’s a village environment.

“Community is at the heart of Kirra Gardens,” said Chahid Kairouz, Director of C.Kairouz Architects.

“More than just homes, it is a sustainable village environment where residents can share experiences with loved ones and socialise easily with new neighbours.

“Grow your own organic food in the communal garden, enjoy alfresco dinner parties on the rooftop, or relax amongst greenery with friends of old or new.

“The community will be assisted by a range of services via a building app, making life at Kirra Gardens effortless, safe, and rewarding.”

With an expected completion date in Q4 2024 and 70% of the apartments already sold, Kirra Gardens is set to become a hallmark of luxury living in Melbourne.

Landscaped communal spaces at Kirra Gardens. Click here to learn more.

Several stunning two and three-bedroom apartments still remain at Kirra Gardens, with one penthouse available – the crown jewel of the building’s east wing with breathtaking views. Two-bedrooms start at $840,000.


MIRA: Beachfront multi-level homes in the Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise

Rising above the revered Surfers Paradise coastline, MIRA offers an unparalleled approach to luxury beachfront living. Developed by Frank Developments and architecturally designed by renowned design studios BYculprit. and Ferro Chow Architecture, each of MIRA’s residences showcases uncompromised quality and superior detail. The tower features 12 full-floor, multi-level apartments with panoramic views of the ocean and hinterlands, spanning 390 sqm each.

For those seeking more, MIRA’s tri-level penthouse features its own rooftop terrace with private pool – the epitome of beachfront apartment living.

Mirroring the exceptional offering of its homes and beachfront location, the development boasts two levels of resident-only amenities that include a private beach cove with direct access to Northcliffe Beach, private dining facilities, custom BBQ spaces with outdoor kitchen, and a waterfall edge pool and wet deck pool.

Come home to endless ocean views at MIRA. Click here to learn more.

Now under construction, MIRA is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2025, with buyers to move in before Christmas. Frank Licastro, Director of Frank Developments, highlights their strategy for overcoming industry challenges: “Having over 12 years of experience and relationships in the construction industry, we have been able to navigate this time with trust.

“We have been able to form our own experienced team to deliver MIRA, which has fulfilled over 1,000 apartments in their time.

“Our strong team connection ensures we deliver the highest quality in a timely manner.”

MIRA’s infinity edge pool overlooks the beach. Click here to learn more.

Ensuring buyers are kept up to date, Frank Developments has even given purchasers access to on-site cameras to witness their apartments coming to life, providing them with trust and transparency throughout the construction process.

“Through digital avenues, we provide further reassurance about MIRA’s reliability and sustainability to purchasers, potential buyers, and investors,” said Frank.

With eight out of its 12 units already sold, there is no better time to secure your multi-level beachfront home at MIRA. Its four bedrooms are priced from $9,850,000.

Absolute beachfront living in coveted Surfers Paradise. Click here to learn more.


The Grande on London: Your front-row seat to Canberra’s city centre

Sitting proudly on the cloverleaf of Canberra’s Allara Street and London Circuit, The Grande on London is a stunning masterplan from the award-winning architects at Fender Katsalidis, with landscaping by Oculus.

This development promises modern design and premium amenities across three grand buildings, offering one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences overlooking panoramic views of Canberra’s largest park and Lake Burley Griffin beyond.

Enjoy lake views from the comfort of your home at The Grande on London. Click here to learn more.

With grand stairs and open spaces connecting the three buildings with the London Circuit, The Grande showcases features of a world-class precinct, designed to encourage community and connection.

Despite industry challenges, The Grande has maintained its schedule and quality through strategic cost absorption and a commitment to brand integrity. Andrew Clark, General Manager of Development at GEOCON – the builder benign the project, assures buyers, “As an integrated builder developer with a 100% completion rate, The Grande offers purchasers peace of mind.

“We ensure that when someone purchases a property from us, they receive it as promised.”

The well-equipped gymnasium at The Grande on London. Click here to learn more.

Once complete, residents will have access to a suite of luxury amenities, including a stunning outdoor pool with an elegant rooftop pavilion, gym and yoga studio, co-working space, sophisticated library, a residents-only cinema, dog wash facilities, and on-site bike storage.

The Grande on London will be completed by late 2025. Buyers have already been loving the collection, with 60% of the units sold. One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are still available, with one-bedroom apartments priced from $544,900.

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