20/10/2020 - 15:15

BGC to build Claremont apartments

20/10/2020 - 15:15

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The construction arm of BGC Australia has secured the works to build boutique apartments in Claremont, as part of a $14 million state government project.

The Pavilion on Ashton development will be a three-storey, 22-apartment block. Photo: Harris Jensen Architects

The construction arm of BGC Australia has secured the works to build boutique apartments in Claremont, as part of a $14 million state government project.

The Pavilion on Ashton development will be a three-storey, 22-apartment block on Ashton Avenue.

The development is targeting first homebuyers and downsizers, and will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Single-bedroom apartments are expected to start from $390,000.

Two of the apartments will be allocated for social housing, while eight will include accessible features for people living with disability.

The Department of Communities today contracted Yolk Property Group to develop the project and BGC to build the apartments by late next year.

Yolk Property director Pete Adams said the apartments, designed by Harris Jenkins Architects, would be high quality and affordable.

He said residents would benefit from reduced heating, cooling and lighting costs, as well as from tree canopies that would provide additional shade.

“We have thoughtfully incorporated many finishing touches in excess of requirements to make the residences more liveable and to reduce household running costs over time,” Mr Adams said.

“All apartments will have electric water units giving instantaneous hot water on demand, fans in all habitable rooms, cross-flow ventilation and onsite composting facilities.”

Ground floor apartments will have access to courtyards, while second- and third-floor apartments will have balconies.

The block, located 6.5 kilometres from the CBD, is within walking distance to the Loch Street train station and the local farmers' market, as well as to a post office, medical centre and dentist.

Housing Minister Peter Tinley said medium-density infill was the future for existing inner-city suburbs like Claremont.

“It’s high time that diverse, affordable housing made its way into the leafy suburb,” he said.

"The site's proximity to retail precincts, schools and public transport will attract homebuyers consisting of single professionals, as well as seniors and small families.”

Mr Tinley said the project would support about 35 jobs and up to $13.7 million in economic activity.

It forms part of the state government’s $394 million Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs package, announced in 2018.

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