Sydney Architecture Images- Jackson's Landing, Pyrmont

Antias

architect

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

location

Jackson's Landing, Pyrmont

date

2012

style

 

construction

RC frame

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings
 
 
 
 
 
  The back side and the original site.
   
The last building ever to be launched at Jacksons Landing Landing could hardly be more different to its sleek, skyscraping neighbours. And buyers love the difference, with only five apartments remaining.

Antias differs in several important ways to almost all other 35 buildings at Jacksons Landing.

Firstly, it will have just 43 apartments and be a low-rise linear structure in contrast to the surrounding towers, which are up to 21-storeys high.

Another difference offered by Antias is a selection of one-bedroom apartments – again something not available at Jacksons Landing for many years. However, just one of these remain - and it’s on the top floor.



Antias also is the first building at Jacksons Landing registered for a 4 Star Green Star Multi Unit Residential Rating, using materials to improve the indoor air quality and reduce external and inter tenancy noise, and sensible initiatives such as solar panels on the roof. The thermally-efficient building will reduce impact on the environment, giving all apartments access to daylight, sunlight and cross-ventilation, which also mitigates the need for artificial heating and cooling. Rain water and grey water recycling systems, solar-powered common area electricity and smart meters for all apartments will minimise water and energy usage.

Finally, Antias offers a distinctive architectural point of difference.

Lend Lease selected architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), worked with them to take inspiration from the former building which stood on the spot for more than a century as part of the Colonial Sugar Refinery’s production plant.

Stewart and Alison Neish of Drummoyne were influenced to buy a two-bedroom apartment at Antias because it was so different to other properties on the market.

“Being in a small block was a factor, as was the unusual design of the building which we both liked,” said Stewart, who is General Manager of VIP Marketing at Star City. “We are certain to enjoy living there, but at the back of our mind is that we should have no trouble renting or selling it because it is special.”

The Neish’s paid $935,000 for their ground floor apartment, which has a rear courtyard and one parking space.

“Pyrmont has really kicked on in recent years thanks to developments such as Jacksons Landing and the influx of great restaurants and shops,” said Stewart. “It is well connected to transport, and I’ll be able to walk to work.”

The remaining Antias apartments are:
1 x one-bedroom (151sqm) on the top floor, for $875,000.
4 x two-bedroom plus media room (124sqm), for $960,000 to $985,000

There are nine apartments on each of the lower four levels, and seven on the top floor. A feature of Antias is its four elevator shafts, which means that only two apartments per floor share a lift.

“The individual lobbies and lifts eliminate hotel-style corridors, and will help enhance each occupant’s feelings of privacy, security and exclusivity,” said Hugh Martin, Executive Director of Lend Lease’s apartments business. “The apartments gain good light, have large rooms, generous storage areas, recessed lighting, premium plush-pile wool carpet and ducted air-conditioning.”

Antias will nestle amongst an assortment of native trees and urban bushland at the end of Distillery Drive on the south-western edge of Jacksons Landing, overlooking Blackwattle Bay. It is the last building to be constructed at Jacksons Landing although, because of its modest size, it won’t be the last one finished. That honour will go to the much larger Silk – a luxurious high-rise tower currently under construction.

Silk will be completed by mid 2012, bringing an end to the $2-Billion Jacksons Landing development. Silk is already more than 80% sold.

The Jacksons Landing Sales Centre at 45 Bowman Street, Pyrmont Point, is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Further information is available on 02 9518 8919, or www.antias.com.au
 
Starring role: green apartments open door to lower bills for buyers
Antony Lawes
April 21, 2012

Antias in Pyrmont ... buyers stand to benefit from lower bills.

A low-rise apartment block in Pyrmont is the first private unit development in the state to be given an environmental star rating.

The development's cross-ventilation, solar-powered lighting and rainwater tanks have earned it the environmental star rating.

The Lend Lease project Antias, nearing completion at Jacksons Landing, is one of only seven new apartment developments in Australia to be awarded a green-star design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia since the scheme was introduced in 2009. Four others were in Victoria and two in Queensland.

Some public housing projects in Redfern and Lilyfield were given ratings under a pilot scheme before that, and 15 others around Australia have applied for ratings, which range from four to six stars. Antias has a four-star rating.
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Paul Shaw, the head of apartments at Lend Lease, said all 43 apartments at Antias had sold quickly off the plan, which showed environmental features were becoming important for buyers.

Prices ranged from $645,000 for a one-bedroom unit to $1.35 million for a top-of the-range three-bedder.

Mr Shaw predicted the rating system would become the standard in apartment buildings in the future.

''Looking forward, properties that are not green-star rated will probably have a hard time selling,'' he said.

The same rating system has been used on new office buildings for almost a decade. Almost 20 per cent of office space in cities is now ''green-star certified''.

Office buildings with a green-star rating command higher prices and higher rents, says a report last year by the Australian Property Institute and Property Funds Association.

Some residential projects already certified had shown energy savings of up to 25 per cent, the Green Building Council had found.

But a residential agent, Ewan Morton, the managing director of Morton & Morton, which specialises in the Pyrmont area, doubted buyers would pay more until they could see the benefits.

''It's going to come back to how that building's run and whether there's a cost saving to be had,'' he said.

''They've got to get through a year or two and see how the strata levies go, but if they're able to save energy and money through the design elements of the building then I think that could be a a winner.''

 

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