Located at 590 Orrong Road Armadale, beside Toorak Park and next to historic Beatty Avenue and Toorak Railway Station, the 2.5 hectare site will be transformed into a luxury residential precinct of four leafy quarters, comprising 448 luxury apartments and 18 townhouses.
Developed by Lend Lease, this new apartment block is located in Armadale's must have area, opposite Toorak Park.
A third of the project will be transformed into open space, featuring communal gardens and direct access to Toorak railway station through a publicly accessible tree-lined boulevard.
Denton Corker Marshall Director John Denton said the local architecture was an inspiration for the development. “We looked at the Beatty Avenue shops on one side of the lines and saw we could create a place with its own character on the other side,” said Denton.
“We wanted to build a village within a village,” added Denton. “We sought to open up access to the railway station and Beatty Avenue from Orrong Road by creating a central boulevard that is, in effect, a new leafy road in Armadale. The newest area in the neighbourhood will connect with one of the oldest.”
Residents and the local community will have access to a blue stoned plaza featuring a convenience store and cafe, as well as the central boulevard, two village greens and public gardens that will be known as Central Common.
According to Ben Christie, Lend Lease’s National Head of Apartments, one of the biggest draw cards of Toorak Park is its location, being situated adjacent to parks in Melbourne’s prestigious school zone and just minutes from Armadale’s High Street retail precinct and public transport services.
“Toorak Park is in a fantastic location, where residents can enjoy the local amenities, transport or proximity to the city,” said Christie. “It’s also one of the few blue-chip inner-city suburbs in Melbourne where people can live in the heart of a vibrant community but still enjoy a relaxed suburban lifestyle where locals know their name.”
“Buyers now have the opportunity to secure a slice of the Armadale lifestyle in one of Melbourne’s most tightly held suburbs,” added Christie.
The display suite will be open in late March 2015. Works have commenced on site and the project is due for completion in late 2018.