Geocon Group Set To Unveil $250 Million Residential Marvel, The Grande on London, in Canberra’s Heart

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Geocon Group, a prominent player in the ACT property development scene, is set to make waves with its upcoming residential venture, The Grande on London, situated on the fringe of the iconic City Hill in central Canberra.

The $250 million mixed-use project, strategically positioned along Allara Street and London Circuit, boasts three architecturally stunning buildings designed by Fender Katsalidis. The development, spanning eight levels, will house a total of 332 apartments, integrated with commercial spaces on the ground level. Oculus, the renowned architectural firm, has been enlisted to craft the landscaping and urban design for the project, ensuring a blend of aesthetics and functionality.

Grande on London by Geocon Render (Image: Geocon)
Grande on London by Geocon Render (Image: Geocon)
Streetscape View Render (Image: Geocon)
Streetscape View Render (Image: Geocon)

Geocon Group‘s successful acquisition of the leasehold of the 7,640 sqm site at 70 Allara Street from the Federal Government in May 2020 marked a pivotal moment in the transformation of the former Werriwa Defence Facility. Aligned with the ongoing urban renewal program in the ACT and the push for dense urban precincts in Canberra’s CBD, The Grande on London is poised to contribute significantly to the evolving cityscape.

Each apartment within the project will boast premium features, including floor-to-ceiling windows, SMEG kitchen appliances, brushed nickel tapware, and full-height bathroom tiling as advertised. Residents will also have access to exclusive amenities such as a co-working space, rooftop pool and pavilion, fitness centre, yoga studio, library, cinema, dog wash, and bike storage.

Grande on London Geocon Internal Living Render (Image: Geocon)
Grande on London Geocon Internal Living Render (Image: Geocon)

The ground level of the development is designated for commercial use, featuring a landscaped plaza, communal gardens, and strategically planted trees to establish a seamless connection between London Circuit and Allara Street.

Positioned as a rare opportunity to secure a new apartment in the heart of Canberra, The Grande on London offers proximity to the lake, theatre precinct, shops, restaurants, and the light rail. Its strategic location near Commonwealth Avenue and within a burgeoning growth corridor also places it in close vicinity to key government offices, including the Department of Home Affairs, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the ACT Government.

Grande on London by Geocon - Location Aerial
Grande on London by Geocon – Location Aerial

The project, catering to both live-in owner-occupiers and investors, aims to address potential housing shortages in the city centre. Geocon, is concurrently managing three other projects, with their latest endeavour, WOVA in Woden, set to reach completion later this year. Geocon’s innovative approach to precinct-style developments is making its mark across the city, with their unique branding adorning cranes from Gungahlin in the north to Tuggeranong in the south. Their portfolio includes iconic structures that are redefining the national capital, such as the Republic precinct, the largest of its kind in the ACT, and High Society, standing tall as the tallest residential towers in Canberra.

The Grande on London stands as a testament to Geocon’s commitment to shaping Canberra’s skyline. The project will launch to the market in February 2024, enquiries can be made directly on their website.

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