Stage 2 of riverside Sanctuary by Sekisui House receives development approval

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1 year ago
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Japan-based property builder and developer Sekisui House has received development approval for Stage 2 of their masterplanned community named Sanctuary. The $2 billion project, designed by multi award-winning PBD Architects, is located in Sydney’s Wentworth Point, where the Parramatta River, local wetlands, and parklands coincide.

Stage 2 of Sanctuary comprises Laguna and Glade - two residential buildings featuring 171 premium waterside apartments. Laguna will offer 101 apartments across 13 storeys, while Glade will stand at eight levels and offer 70 apartments.

James McCarthy, Director of Sanctuary designers Turner, says that “Every stage in Sanctuary has been meticulously planned to maximise natural light and capture surrounding waterfront and park views to maximise the context of this unique site.

“Building forms reflect the gentle curves of the Parramatta River, integrating architecture and nature to create a perfect synergy. Natural materials will be used, inspired by the development’s waterfront location. The lower rise building Glade is designed to offer residents an enhanced spatial experience, while the inclusion of a neighbourhood green acts as a place catalyst.”

Come home to luxurious interior spaces and stunning river views at Sanctuary. Image courtesy of Sekisui House.

Seamlessly connecting Laguna and Glade will be a 3,150 sqm neighbourhood green. Designed for residents and visitors to enjoy, the public open space will feature a covered communal dining space, a waterplay area, and various other spots to revel in the beautiful landscape.

A recreational facility named Revive will also be completed as part of Stage 2’s delivery. Residents will have full access to an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, and a fully equipped gymnasium.

Nick Metcalf, Landscape Architect at Site Image, says that “The neighbourhood green will be an important amenity and provides connectivity via an architecturally designed landscaped waterfront park. It is strategically positioned to act as a social, cultural, and community destination for both residents and the broader Wentworth Point community.”

Enjoy beautiful open green spaces that connect Sanctuary’s Laguna and Glade. Image courtesy of Sekisui House.

Committed to community and the environment, Sekisui House will incorporate a myriad of sustainable elements into Sanctuary. This includes a dual water supply network, rainwater management and bio-swales, one tree planted per apartment, double-glazed windows, water-saving fittings, bicycle rooms, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Zac Petrovic, Senior Development Manager of Apartments & Mixed-Use Developments at Sekisui House, says, “Aligned with Sekisui House’s deep respect for community, Sanctuary mindfully puts family, community, and the environment at the heart of its experience.

“Sekisui House is committed to building sustainable communities, focused on the company’s key principles of environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Three of Sekisui House Australia’s core design philosophies – Satoyama, Michi, and ENU BAI YUTAKA are woven into Sanctuary.”

Sanctuary’s masterplanned community offers all you may need right on your doorstep. Image courtesy of Sekisui House.

Spanning 9.4 hectares, Sanctuary’s masterplan will involve six stages and feature a vibrant mixed-use lifestyle precinct. Landing was Sanctuary’s first building stage and was completed in November 2020. In total, the riverside project will comprise 2,000 luxury apartments, a suite of retail stores, and community amenities.

Positioned west of Hill Road, Sanctuary is surrounded by nature and boasts a stunning riverside positioning, characterised by the gentle bend of the Parramatta River and wetland reserves that stretch to the south and west of the address. The site was a mix of industrial scarring and immense natural beauty - a legacy of the regeneration projects within Sydney Olympic Park in the early 2000s.

Located approximately 16 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, Sanctuary is an easy two-minute walk from Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf. Just a two minute stroll away is Wentworth Point Public School, while the proposed Sydney Olympic Park High School is only three minute's walk away. With bus, ferry, and train networks close by, the Sanctuary masterplanned community offers a connected and thriving lifestyle right on the river’s edge.

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Header image of Sanctuary courtesy of Sekisui House.