Norwest developer Mulpha has lodged its development application for the first stage of its approved $1billion master-planned community, Norwest Quarter.
The first stage will include two residential apartment buildings at 40 Solent Circuit, with a total of 196 apartments, and more than 3,500sqm of retail and commercial space including a full-floor commercial gym, fresh food grocer, medical services, and restaurants.
The development will be 400m from the Norwest Metro Station.
Mulpha’s Head of Developments, Tim Spencer said when complete, the Norwest Quarter masterplan will transform over 4.8 hectares of greenfield land into a vibrant village centre for over 2,000 residents, harnessing the latest in innovation and sustainable practices to create a new model for neighbourhoods.
Norwest Quarter will contain 864 apartments, with 6,000m2 of space for cafes, restaurants, neighbourhood shops and childcare facilities.
The nine slender residential towers will enable 70 percent of the site to be used for landscaping and amenity including an open-air plaza with retail and outdoor dining, a nature-based, informal play area and an amphitheatre for community events.
There will be communal gardens, worm farms, organic waste treatment, and productive beehives.
Tim Spencer said: “We started the design process by asking how people today want to live their lives and what sustainability, technology and community practices reflect their needs, lifestyle and aspirations.
“This project will be a core pillar of the entire Norwest community that is anchored by 46 hectares of public open space and interwoven with 50 kilometres of pathways and 10 kilometres of cycleways, creating a truly walkable and cyclable city, actively encouraging residents and locals to stroll or ride between precincts.”
He said Mulpha was committed to transforming Norwest Business Park into a world-leading innovation, lifestyle and economic hub to lead and shape the national conversation on sustainable neighbourhoods.
Smart building design and landscaping are being used to minimise the urban heat island effect (UHIE) and create a cooler environment.
Leading architects Bates Smart and Smart Design Studio, together with award-winning landscaping firm Aspect Studios, urban designers Terroir, and environmental sustainability firm Finding Infinity, have been appointed to work together to design and deliver an innovative, environmentally led development.
Mr Spencer said: “The whole design process was about breaking down and identifying what truly makes a community sustainable … the past year has reinforced our belief that we need to be holistically designed
to achieve great communities to live in, not just designing standalone buildings.
“Our society is craving connection to one another, to themselves, and to nature – to live a life that feels more human and actually connected. Norwest Quarter Norwest Quarter
“I believe people will choose to live here for the opportunity to be part of grassroots leadership, driving for a better future, targeting 100% renewable energy, zero waste, and the water sensitivity that the world needs.”