Work on the $1billion zero-carbon, masterplanned Norwest Quarter development is due to start next month (June 2022) following the granting of development approval earlier this month.
Norwest Business Park parent developer Mulpha has released the first apartments in Norwest Quarter, at 40 Solent Circuit Norwest, with over a third selling off the plan in the first two weeks.
The first stage of Norwest Quarter will include two residential apartment buildings, Banksia and Lacebark, with a total of 196 apartment homes, and more than 3,000 sqm of specially curated and sustainably led retail and commercial space including a full-floor commercial gym, fresh food grocer, medical services and restaurants.
The 115-apartment Banksia building, designed by leading architects Bates Smart, will offer a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom open plan apartments.
Banksia will have a resident-only podium rooftop with swimming pool, sunlit garden, resident lounge, work from home pods, and function room for hire.
The 81-apartment Lacebark building by Smart Design Studio, will offer generously sized one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses, all with curved balconies and angled blades designed to bring in more sunlight in the winter and protection from the sun in the summer.
Lacebark will have a resident lounge and a garden, complete with a kitchen, sundeck, and BBQs. An enormous open public plaza linking Banksia to Lacebark next door will feature a wild botanical garden with an amphitheatre, timber walkways, water and wild play for children, decked areas and seating, all contributing to the 70 percent of open green space within the precinct.
The Norwest Quarter environment has been designed to minimise the urban heat island effect through substantial re-wilding of the natural landscape to promote local flora and fauna to help create a cooler and healthier environment throughout the precinct.
Apartments in Norwest Quarter will consume two thirds less energy than a typical apartment, and one third less water from the grid. Both buildings feature rooftop solar panels, electric vehicle charging with fast charges, and highperformance, centralised air-conditioning. The apartments will have high efficiency lighting and appliances, and are 100% electric with, induction cooktops and electric hot water.
Other sustainable community initiatives will include communal electric BBQs, communal gardens, productive beehives for enhanced pollination, worm farms, composting and natural landscapes.
Mulpha Head of Developments, Tim Spencer, said Norwest Quarter will set a new benchmark in lifestyle design with its focus on community, sustainability and harmony with the natural environment.
“I believe people will choose to live here for the opportunity to be part of a community, aiming for a better future, targeting 100 percent renewable energy, reduced waste, and efficient use of resources including water,” he said.
When complete, the Norwest Quarter masterplan will transform over 3.8 hectares of greenfield land into a vibrant village centre for over 2,000 residents. There will be nine residential towers containing 864 apartments, with 6,000m2 of space provided for cafes, restaurants, neighbourhood shops and childcare facilities.