Construction has officially commenced at Epping’s major residential high-rise project in north-west Sydney, The Langston.
The ceremony marks the project’s progression to the next phase of development following the completion of demolition at the former Westpac Credit Card Services building, between Langston Place and Chambers Court, Epping.
Project contractors Hutchinson Builders have commenced drilling of the project’s foundations, prior to construction of the development’s basement levels.
According to Adrian Pozzo, CEO of Cbus Property, the Epping community can expect to see a significant change at The Langston in the coming months.
“Site works have progressed strongly since the start of 2019, with the team from Hutchinson Builders doing an amazing job in preparing the site for construction commencement,” said Mr Pozzo.
“We’re now excavating and shoring up the basement levels, prior to starting work on the construction of The Langston’s three towers, so there will be a major transformation by the end of 2019.
“Construction of the first tower is expected to take just over two years, with completion targeted for the third quarter of 2021.”
The official sod turning at The Langston is also a positive indicator for Epping, says Mr Pozzo.
“The fact that we are now moving into the construction phase is a sign of our commitment to The Langston and to the future of Epping,” he confirmed.
“We’re powering ahead with the assistance of Scott and the team at Hutchinson Builders, and we look forward to delivering a transformational, world-class project for the people of north-west Sydney.”
The Langston will ultimately feature three towers of 19, 24 and 29 storeys, and will include a mixed-use precinct comprising 1,681sqm of retail space and 1,921sqm of communal open space.
Designed by award-winning architectural firm Architectus, with landscaping by world-class landscape architects, Arcadia, The Langston will be situated on the highest land point in Epping, enabling stunning panoramic views to the Sydney CBD and Harbour Bridge to the south-east, and the Blue Mountains to the west.
Pedestrian links will feature throughout the site, connecting The Langston with Council’s public library to the east, as well as the revamped Pembroke Street Park and other recreational facilities, revitalising the eastern side of the train station.