Emerging integrated property group, Top Spring Australia, has announced the latest project in the company’s growing Sydney portfolio, with the submission of a development application (DA) to the City of Sydney Council for a site in eastern suburbs hotspot Elizabeth Bay.
Located at 11-13 Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, the disused 1,347 square metre site has most recently been occupied by SHMH Group Australia and is the former headquarters of the NSW Country Women’s Association (CWA).
Top Spring Australia’s plans for the site include the construction of a six-storey residential development comprising 30 luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, including a luxury penthouse, above a single level of basement car parking accommodating 31 vehicles.
While the site does not have any heritage significance, the proposed development recognises the heritage character of the surrounding area in its architectural design by PBD Architects, with a brick façade and art deco features that complement the surrounding streetscape.
According to Sydney Ma, Director and General Manager of Top Spring Australia, 11-13 Greenknowe Avenue will showcase the company’s commitment to the finest standards of design.
“We are incredibly passionate about delivering a high level of quality and design on this project, because we recognise the importance of achieving an end product that matches the distinctive character of Elizabeth Bay,” explained Mr Ma.
“As property in this suburb is traditionally very tightly-held, with very little new stock coming to market, we expect there to be significant interest in this project.”
With multiple smart and adaptable living spaces, including outdoor communal areas, Top Spring Australia hopes buyers will recognise the proposed residences as something that can’t be found elsewhere.
The project’s landscape architects Taylor Brammer have also curated a series of landscaped elements intended as an urban oasis, with green walls and privacy screening, plus an outdoor entertaining terrace for residents with water features, a BBQ and a kitchenette, and a sensory garden with productive garden beds and in-built work pods.
Mr Ma believes that integrating elements such as nature into the new urban landscape created by the project is essential.
“As a nation, we are an outdoors-loving people, but sometimes achieving a meaningful connection to nature in inner-city environments can present challenges,” he said.
“However, we strongly believe in the role nature can play in how our future residents feel about the place they live in, as well as their overall living standards.”
“With Elizabeth Bay statistically the most densely populated urban suburb in Australia, this gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase our philosophy around the integration of nature and lifestyle.”
Moreover, a series of private and semi-private green zones throughout the development are set to act as a seamless extension of the residents’ private living spaces, giving them exclusive rights to use these purposefully-designed areas that are inspired by nature. These spaces can also provide additional benefits, says Mr Ma.
“With many of us now transitioning into working from home arrangements, these private outdoor spaces can play an important role in extending the boundaries of the traditional home office,” he said.
“This type of outcome is in keeping with our goal to raise the standard of urban living for Sydneysiders by providing bespoke and aspirational products that are uniquely tailored to our buyers.”
“Ultimately, we hope this will help our buyers form deeper and more meaningful connections to the place they will proudly call home.”
A more detailed vision of the project is expected to be released in the coming months, with expected completion by 2023.