Sekisui House Unveils Bold Vision: Melrose Park to Welcome 368 New Apartments

Sekisui House Melrose Park Render
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Sekisui House Australia is set to transform the landscape of Melrose Park, Parramatta’s former industrial outskirts, with a groundbreaking expansion plan. The company has officially submitted plans to the Sydney Central City Planning Panel for a state-of-the-art residential complex comprising six buildings, a move aimed at breathing new life into this evolving area.

Designed by Group GSA Architecture in collaboration with Aspect Studios for landscape design, the project represents the fifth phase of development in Melrose Park by Sekisui House. With an estimated end value surpassing $320 million, this ambitious venture underscores the company’s commitment to reshaping the city’s skyline.

^Melrose Park Expansion Plan Render by Sekisui House (Image: DA Plans)
^Melrose Park Expansion Plan Render by Sekisui House (Image: DA Plans)

The proposed development features crafted apartment layouts, encompassing six buildings strategically paired by height. The complex includes two 10-story structures, two 8-story buildings, and two 6-story edifices, offering a diverse range of living options. The towers are set to surround an inner master planned parklands precinct, designed to integrate residents into the landscaped garden areas.

According to the submitted plans, the development is slated to deliver a total of 368 apartments, catering to varying housing needs. Among these, 252 units will feature two bedrooms, while 86 will comprise one bedroom, with an additional 30 units offering three bedrooms. Furthermore, the project includes provisions for extensive parking, with three levels of basement space accommodating up to 499 vehicles.

Emphasizing community and green spaces, the plans outline the incorporation of communal areas throughout the development. These include ground floor courtyards, four rooftop spaces, and residential amenities spanning 3361 square meters, occupying a significant portion of the site.

^Proposed Tower and Landscape Plans for the Extention at Melrose Park (Image: DA Plans)
^Proposed Tower and Landscape Plans for the Extention at Melrose Park (Image: DA Plans)

Situated within the Melrose Park North Precinct, the project is positioned as a vital component of the area’s urban renewal efforts. With its strategic location just east of Parramatta’s CBD, Melrose Park promises to offer connectivity and accessibility, aligning with the vision of a ’30-minute City’—a concept focused on proximity to key services and facilities.

Encompassing approximately 30 hectares, the broader Melrose Park project aims to create a vibrant community hub. Upon completion, it is expected to feature around 6,000 apartments, a new town center, retail village, and expansive green spaces.

^Site Location Plan for Melrose Park by Sekisui House (Image: DA Plans)
^Site Location Plan for Melrose Park by Sekisui House (Image: DA Plans)

The ongoing development of Melrose Park North underscores the momentum behind this transformative initiative. With the first three stages—One Melrose, The Residences, Pulse, and Pavilion—already completed, and Stage 4, Melrose Park Village, currently underway, the project is steadily progressing towards its envisioned future.

Notably, Melrose Park is poised to become Sydney’s pioneering Smart Community, integrating cutting-edge technology for enhanced livability. From vehicle charging stations to sensor street lighting, the precinct is designed to embrace innovation and sustainability, setting new benchmarks for urban living.

As the Melrose Park Precinct continues to evolve, supported by strategic rezoning and planning initiatives, it stands as a testament to the potential of urban renewal to redefine urban landscapes and create thriving communities for generations to come.

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