The capital city of Australia is growing quickly, not just for work opportunities, but also as an increasingly ideal place to live. Retaining the charm of large country town, but now with the sophistication of a major capital city, Canberra can be said to growing up. A large contributor to the increased sophistication in Canberra living has the been the vast improvement in apartment design and development that has swept the city in the past few years. Gone are the gulag style government built apartment blocks, thankfully, with genuinely world class designed apartment buildings taking their place.
Depending on what you’re looking for, there are many different options for buyers of all types, with developments throughout the CBD and up-and-coming suburbs created with first home buyers, professionals and downsizers in mind. So, without further ado, we bring you the top 7 new and off-the-plan apartment projects in Canberra.
Close to completion, the first entry on this list and without doubt a great example of the outstanding quality of new apartment projects that have been launched in the Canberra market in recent years. ISKIA features a great design, nice big balconies and excellent quality in build and finishes, but what we love most is the location. A short stroll from both Parliament House, it sits in the Parliamentary Triangle, and also the Canberra CBD of Canberra it really is a fantastic location and one that will be difficult to replicate in the future. Consisting ofh 125 one, two and three-bedroom apartments (and 10 premium residences which have already sold out) they are large but certainly not the largest projects currently in the market. With a ground floor given over to a large plaza with a mix of office, retail, cafe, juice bar and a prominent Canberra restaurant, residents will literally have most everything they need on their doorstep. Prices start from $435,000.
Located in Gungahlin, an outer-city suburb of Canberra, The Lumi Collection is currently under construction. These new apartments are house-size, with larger, entertainer-sized balconies — ideal for the apartment buyer who likes their space. With 145 one, two and three-bedroom apartments across two buildings, and an 8.5-star energy efficiency rating, The Lumi Collection is perfect for professionals and downsizers. The apartments are priced between $339,900 and $1,495,000.
Sitting on the southern-most corner of Soho, a new 2.9-hectare development in Dickson, Canberra, is Mulberry. The 409-apartment project forms part of the residential wing, with the one, two and three-bedroom apartments spread across five buildings. With a focus on creating apartments that are attractive yet functional — much like the rest of the estate once it is finished — Mulberry offers buyers an enviable lifestyle. Residents will also have access to a number of green spaces, including a zen garden. Ideal for first home buyers and young professionals, prices at Mulberry range between $299,000 and $610,900.
A new apartment and townhouse development in Wright, Canberra, Luxe borders the rapidly-growing areas of Coombs and Denman Prospect. One, two, three and four-bedroom apartments are available, with buyers given the option to custom-design their new apartment. All of the residences will feature 3Push Home Automation, along with reverse-cycle heating and cooling, and double-glazed windows and doors. There are a number of other features throughout the development that make Luxe extremely environmentally-friendly. The apartments are priced from $479,000 to $599,000.
Another apartment and townhouse development, The Bradfield will be built over a few stages, and is also set to include a retirement village once complete. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments have been designed with young professionals and small families in mind, with functionality as important as style. There are also 20 different floor plans to choose between, allowing buyers to select the layout that best suits their lifestyle. Prices start at $319,900 for the apartments.
The aptly-named High Society forms part of the second stage of Geocon’s master-planned Republic development in Belconnen. The dual-building project will be the tallest building in Canberra once complete, with 541 one, two and three-bedroom apartments for sale off-the-plan. Construction is expected to be complete by September 2020, making this the ideal investment for professionals considering moving soon. Residents will have access to a rooftop observation deck, a sky park (with a pool, sauna and yoga space, amongst other amenities), a bicycle workshop, and a climate-controlled wine cellar — and that’s not even half of the amenities in High Society. The apartments are priced from $365,900. It is a super large project by Canberra standards but amenity will be outstanding.
Sitting adjacent to Parliament House in Canberra, Estate is one of the last opportunities to buy within the parliamentary precinct. The new apartment project is ideal for owner-occupiers and investors, given its incredible location and the thoughtful (and unique) design of the apartments. There are 93 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments available, Estate is located in one of the most sought-after locations in Canberra due to its proximity to restaurants, cafes, shopping and other retail stores, and its proximity to Parliament House. Prices start from $579,000.