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Sales launch at Pask’s luxury Esplanade, Palm Beach apartment development

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NPA Projects Director Andrew Erwin says he has seen interest from Gold Coast locals, as well as from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand.

The well-regarded property developer, Pask, has kicked off its sales campaign at its luxury Palm Beach apartment development on the sought-after The Esplanade.

Strong demand from buyers has seen half of the 16 residences snapped up prior to the project’s retail sales launch.

NPA Projects Director Andrew Erwin saying he’s seen interest from Gold Coast locals, as well as from Brisbane, and Melbourne.

“Great design and quality craftsmanship are what Pask are well-known for in Melbourne,” Erwin says, highlighting their work at the Millswyn, a collection of eight luxury apartments, two penthouses and a restored heritage residence in South Yarra’s exclusive Domain precinct.

Esplanade

Esplanade 474 The Esplanade, Palm Beach QLD 4221 

Erwin said buyers are drawn to the location, at the quieter end of The Esplanade, in an area he calls “North Palm Beach.”

“North Palm Beach is essentially its own area,” Erwin says, with the top of The Esplanade located closer to the picturesque Burleigh Headland and Tallebudgera Creek.

Designed by Plus Architecture and set in landscaping by FORM Landscape Architect, the project features two dual-level Beach Houses, 12 Beach Residences, and two penthouses.

The split level, four-bedroom Beach Houses start on ground level, each with their own private plunge pool and living spaces wrapped around a private courtyard. Each Beach House also features two open plan kitchens, living and dining areas, and a separate guest quarters located on the lower floor.

The three-bedroom Beach Residences, which start from 220 sqm, run at two-per-floor to level eight, and every apartment will have a large ocean-facing balcony.

On the ground level is the resident amenity, which includes a 20 metre lap pool with wet edge and sunken lounges, outdoor dining areas and a barbecue space, as well as a gym.

Price range between $3.2 million and $5.95 million.

Pask have timed their entry to the booming Palm Beach market, which is showing no signs of slowing down.

Settlement is due in early 2023.

About The Developer

Pask Group was founded by family patriarch Nev Pask over five decades ago. Since then, the company has grown in to one of Australia’s leading property developers, with a legacy of over 100 developments across the country.

The company is now ran by Nev’s son Dean, who has grown Pask Group across Queensland and Victoria. They’ve only recently turned their attention to the boutique apartment development market, having initially started their journey with greenfield developments.

Their first greenfields site in Queensland was Arise at Rochedale, south of the Brisbane CBD and one of Brisbane’s last master-planned greenfield communities. That now has over 1500 homes, having first been developed over 20 years ago.

 

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Why it’s all about Broadbeach in 2022

Broadbeach in 2022, Mosaic Property

The central, always in demand Broadbeach is the next Gold Coast hotspot set to see a wave of new apartments.

It’s been one of the busiest spots in 2022 already, with a number of prominent developers, both local and interstate, seeking to build apartment towers in the sought-after spot south of Surfers Paradise.

Mosaic Property boss Brook Monahan says Broadie is the centre of the Gold Coast now.

“A lot of people talk about Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast as the hub, but really for actual residents, it’s definitely Broadie,” Monahan said.

“Surfers is heavily weighted toward investors, whereas Broadie is very much a local market, either local owner-occupiers or those with a secondary home.”

Monahan says there’s a lot of nostalgia to Broadbeach for a lot of residents in South East Queensland.

“It’s a very nostalgic place for a lot of people who would have come to Broadbeach and holidayed as kids,” Monahan says, adding that the walkability factor puts Broadbeach ahead of other Gold Coast suburbs.

“You can walk to 75 coffee shops/resultants, the light rail, or the surf club in minutes, as well as being on the doorstep of Pacific Fair shopping centre and the casino, which makes it one of the most appealing areas up and down the coast.”

This year Mosaic will launch their first luxury Broadbeach project to the market.

Broadbeach in 2022, Mosaic's proposed tower

Mosaic’s proposed tower at 146 Surf Parade. Image credit: Plus Architecture

The 29-level tower, designed by Plus Architecture at 146 Surf Parade, will have 96 apartments, starting from large two-bedders, some with multi-purpose rooms, to three-bedroom apartments and skyhomes.

Broadbeach was a no brainer for the Sydney-based Iris Capital’s first Gold Coast apartment development, Victoria & Albert.

“It was the first and only location that I would consider undertaking such a spectacular residential/resort with coastal luxury as its core design focus,” Iris Capital Chief Executive Sam Arnaout says.

“Only Broadbeach and this current Neicon Plaza redevelopment site offered us the opportunity where everything is at our buyers fingertips. 

“Choosing Broadbeach as the address for our V&A project in the lively heart of its dining and retail precinct has allowed us to put our brand on our first luxury foray into Queensland,” Arnaout says.

David Higgins, Colliers Director of Residential who is handling the sales at V&A, says Broadbeach is recognised as the heart of the Gold Coast lifestyle precincts.

“The walkability of the location to over 30 restaurants, GC Convention Centre, Pacific Fair, The Star Casino, the Beach and Kurrawa SLSC makes it the most lifestyle rich village locations to undertake a premium development,” Higgins says.

“Being from Sydney, I often think that Broadbeach is our Double Bay with the dining, high end retail, laneway cafes, beautiful Kurrawa parkland, the beach, and the amenity that is uniquely Broadbeach all within five mins walk.”

Evan Raptis, co-Managing Director of the family-ran Raptis Group, says that while economic conditions have been good, Broadbeach has been among the most sought-after addresses in Australia.

“The pandemic has made a lot of people reset their priorities: with a laptop and good WiFi, they can live where and how they want, and that’s underpinning much of the demand for Broadbeach right now.”

Raptis has had a longstanding connection with Broadbeach, developing projects in the suburb for over four decades, their most recent being The Gallery Residences, completed late last year.

They have a solid work book in the area too, with plans in 2022 to launch three projects; a 40-level Koichi Takada-designed tower dubbed The Sterling at 6-8 George Avenue, a 41-level tower on Chelsea Avenue, and a 35-level tower at 5-9 Anne Avenue.

 Broadbeach in 2022, proposed 134-apartment tower at 6-8 George Avenue

The proposed 134-apartment tower at 6-8 George Avenue

Raptis says the buyer demographic is quite eclectic, which is representative of all the different amenities that Broadbeach offers.

“There are a lot of young professionals in the suburb as well as a lot of early-stage retirees. We’re seeing a lot of interest for three-bedroom apartments. Young professionals are seeking a third bedroom for when they may start a family, while retirees want to have the space for the children and grandchildren to visit,” Raptis says.

“But beyond age groups, the common bond between buyers is their interest in leading a healthy life. Parks, bike and walking trails and the beach are all outside the doors of residents, keeping them fit without the need for a gym membership.”

The local developer Anthony Quinn of QNY Group, who is plotting a boutique owner-occupier tower on his recently acquired 511 sqm block at 21 Broadbeach Boulevard, says Broadbeach is the live, work and play Mecca of the Gold Coast, which is endorsed by its number one ranking walk score.

“Broadbeach has always been in demand,” Quinn says.

“Through each good property cycle Broadbeach delivers a large share of the projects for the Gold Coast.”

Quinn says it’s not so much about Surfers, but more about what each of the suburban pockets offer.

“Both Main Beach and Broadbeach are unique in their offering and cater to different demographics and markets,” Quinn says, adding that the buyers are a healthy mix of downsizers and young professionals, with a strong market for owners and renters

A recent entrant to the Broadbeach market is the Brisbane-based West Homes.

West Homes Director Brett Kennedy says they chose that part of town because it has always had higher quality apartment buildings, great access to the beach, restaurants, Pacific Fair, and a much quieter and calmer pace of living that Surfers doesn’t offer.

“There’s less tourist trade in Broadbeach, and a lot more owner-occupiers,” Kennedy says. “People actually live there, they’re not just visiting like most of the Surfers Paradise market.”

Kennedy grew up on the Gold Coast, and has always been aware of the value of Broadbeach. “It has always been a go-to destination,” he says.

West Homes has just lodged plans for a 22-level tower of just 20 apartments at 75 Old Burleigh Road, a site they secured late last year.

Each apartment will have nearly 400 sqm of internal living space, unprecedented even for the whole-floor apartment trend that has swept the Gold Coast over the last 12 months, as developers pivoted toward more high-end, owner-occupier friendly stock. One apartment, on level three, will have 430 sqm.

Inarc Design describe the sculpted tower as an “urban lighthouse.”

GV Property Group’s Antonio Mercuri, who sells amalgamated sites to apartment developers up and down the coast, says Broadbeach is a suburb for everyone.

“It’s a beachside coastal city suburb by the ocean, surrounded by parklands, and is in the pinnacle of three Gold Coast city locations; the Star Casino precinct, the Gold Coast convention centre, and Pacific Fair. 

Mercuri is marketing a prime 1,294 sqm site on Armrick Avenue, with approved plans by Rothelowman for a 22-level, 84-apartment tower.

“Armrick Avenue (park front) is the next best thing to beachfront because of the expansive views over the bowls clubs / parks lands, while still being located beside the beach,” Mercuri says.

“The attraction of Broadbeach to developers is the mixed buyer pool, alongside the blue sky value add (which going up), and taking advantage of the favourable high density zoning (unlimited height potential subject to council approval).

Mercuri says there are three areas of Broadbeach which all have high demand, value, and attraction to both developers and buyers.

“The northern pocket of Broadbeach is a huge catchment area for locals (coming from suburbs like Broadbeach Waters, Isle of Capri etc). It’s just outside the fringe of Broadbeach hub area and close enough to enjoy but still be in an area of it own. 

“Then there’s central Broadbeach, the hub of Broadbeach which incorporates the Anne Avenue precinct, while the southern pocket is popular due to its closer proximity to the Broadbeach Primary School.”

 

 

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Developments

Di Carlo Property Group set for Broadbeach owner-occupier apartment tower

Di Carlo Property Group set for Broadbeach apartment tower

The Brisbane-based Di Carlo Property Group has ventured back in to the Gold Coast market.

The family run company, who in recent years have been developing boutique projects in Brisbane’s inner ring, have lodged plans for their first tower in Broadbeach, dubbed Lusso Sky Homes.

Lusso Sky Homes (Lusso is Italian for luxury) – is a collection of just 17 full-floor apartments at 11 Anne Avenue.

Designed by Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects, the four-bedroom apartments span over 200 sqm internally, with a further 40 plus sqm of balcony space.

The kitchen (complete with butler’s pantry), meets the living and dining space, which opens to the balcony oriented to front Anne Avenue and capture south east ocean views. The master suite, complete with walk in wardrobe and ensuite, is also cleverly located at the front of the apartment to capture the views.

In addition to the master, there are a further two bedrooms and a multi-purpose room, which has been designed o act as either a second living area, a home office, or a fourth bedroom.

Crowning Lusso will be the resident amenity rooftop terrace, featuring a pool, gym, sauna and barbecue facilities.

Alfie Di Carlo, one of the family directors at the company, says the design offering should hit the mark for the luxury buyer.

“We produce boutique, owner-occupier developments in Brisbane so we definitely wanted to stay in our lane and produce something that would service that type of buyer on the Gold Coast,” Di Carlo told Urban.

“Its a really nice pocket of the Gold Coast and it’s always been on the agenda,” Di Carlo added.

“This site ticked all the boxes given its centrally located between the beach, the Broadbeach entertainment and dining precinct, the Star Casino and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.”

Di Carlo expects a healthy enquiry mix from local downsizers cashing in on their houses but not wanting to compromise on space, and interstate and Brisbane holiday makers who are looking for a high-end holiday home or weekender.

The development acts as another diversification for the Di Carlo Group, who have recently started developing in the retail and commercial space.

The team have over 40 years experience building and managing in excess of $500 million of property development and construction projects across South East Queensland.

 

 

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Bassar Construction Group set for Eternity, Broadbeach apartment tower

Bassar Construction Group set for Eternity

Bassar Construction Group, who are behind the sold-out Broadbeach apartment building Infinity, is preparing to release its second Broadbeach project.

Bassar, who sold out the 62-apartment, 39-storey Infinity development in March, currently under construction on the corner of Surf Parade and George Avenue, has secured a site at 14-18 Mary Avenue to developer Eternity.

Kollosche agent Simon Worthington negotiated the off-market sale of the 1518 sqm site for $16.6 million.

That sale, which settled at the start of May, paves the way for Eternity, a DA-approved 35-level development comprised of 88 apartments, including two penthouses, and resort-style amenities.

“The major appeal of this site is the unobstructed ocean views because that is what people expect when they visualise their sea change on the Gold Coast,” said Leo Sarris, who heads up Bassar Construction Group alongside Simon Bassil.

“Our commitment and focus remain in Broadbeach because we feel it is the suburb that caters for everyone and everything you need is within walking distance.” Located opposite Broadbeach State School, the site is currently home to two seventies-style blocks of flats across two titles.”

Gold Coast-based Plus Architecture has been engaged to conceive a slender design which improves upon an existing development approval sold with the site.

Eternity will offer three and four-bedroom floor plans ranging from 190 sqm to 300 sqm, in addition to the 500 sqm for the penthouse suites.

Apartments will each have a double garage, while the penthouses come with triple car parking, a rooftop terrace and a plunge pool.

Residents will also benefit from a magnesium pool and spa, infrared sauna, steam room, gym and residents’ lounge.

“We know that buyers in the luxury space prefer to have larger apartments,” said Sarris.

“That third or fourth bedroom is important for downsizers who like to host guests and for growing families who prefer easy, low-maintenance living.”

Kollosche New Projects has been appointed as the exclusive selling agents for Eternity, with registrations of interest now being taken ahead of the official project launch in June.

Hutchinson Builders, who are also building Infinity, have been appointed by open negotiation to lead a 2.5-year construction timeline which would see the team break dirt in early 2023.

Sarris noted the key relationships forged on Infinity have carried over to Eternity, creating not only a smooth pathway for the developer but also confidence for buyers.

“Aligning ourselves with the right people in the industry has been key to our success on the Gold Coast to date and we’ve been very deliberate in taking those relationships into our next project,” said Sarris.

“When you look at the issues we’ve faced as an industry through Covid – be that increases in material prices and supply issues – you’re always better off working with people that you know will take the project to completion with you.”

 

 

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