World-class architects and designers will bring lavish residences and booming bouts of greenery to Liverpool’s CBD.
Two common complaints about the area are the rising living prices and the lack of nature, but that is set to change with the refurbishment of The Paper Mill precinct.
Sydney developer Coronation Property will be leading the project, at the historic heritage-listed warehouse, along with Jamie Durie.
Mr Durie, a television personality and design expert is an example of locally grown Australian talent who had major influence on planning the landscape.
It will include a rejuvenation of the Georges River and surrounding foreshore, to be used as a public area.
“The design concept of The Paper Mill is to try and create a sense of community, especially through the gardens and green spaces. When these communal spaces exist, you get a true connection to nature,” Mr Durie said.
There will also be parks and rooftop pools, but one of the most innovative aspects will be their plan to grow plants for the residents to eat.
“We are more conscious about nutrition than ever before. We will be delivering an architectural ornamental plan, incorporating edible foliage. For example, artichokes can be used as accent plants, parsley can be used as a border, while peaches, pears and apples make great screening hedges.”
The 882-apartment development won’t just offer better landscaping and residential terraces. It will be a buzzing community hub.
Like most new hot spots it will have a retail space, artisanal shopping, workshops, farmer’s markets and community activities.
Coronation Property development manager Aras Labutis said the purpose was to breath new life into Western Sydney’s urban areas.
“Right now we’re trying to lead Liverpool in high quality design, delivering homes for people that are next level,” he said.
“It’s going to be the hub in the precinct. What inspired this was there was nothing in Liverpool that was a high quality design and something that provided affordable accommodation. We saw the opportunity to revitalise that area and open it to the public and residents.”
The Paper Mill development is expected to be complete by 2019.
Coronation Property are working with Liverpool City Council to address sustainability, community and transportation concerns.