New development: Apartment design set to inspire

A RESIDENTIAL project coming to Western Sydney is set to put a new twist on traditional apartment blocks — with everything from a unique building design to the developer’s construction methods.

Merhis Living is preparing to turn the sod for its Inspire development at Blacktown early next month.

The 20-storey tower, to be built on Second Ave by 2021, will be developed through a “patented construction system”, according to marketing director Anthony Aoun.

“We use columns and aerated concrete as part of our construction, which we find to form a strong and flexible building structure — it minimises the use of poured concrete and, by doing so, we are able to reduce the number of trades people on side, reduce construction time and limit street noise,” Mr Aoun said.

Artist impression of Inspire by Merhis

He said this type of building method was seen overseas, particularly in the United States, and implemented in areas exposed to high winds.

The Inspire tower will offer views from Parramatta to the Blue Mountains from level four upwards.

The building’s design will imitate the sail of a boat and the three lower levels will have decks.

These will house open spaces for families and common areas.

They include a mix of one- and two-bedroom units with balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, storage and car spaces.

The one-bedroom units start from $435,000 and the two-bedroom apartments, which range from 68sqm to 79sqm, are priced from $537,000.

“It is well-priced for the first homebuyer market, young couples or even those new to Australia who need an entry point home,” Mr Aoun said.

Many buyers to date have been professionals working at nearby Blacktown Hospital, he added.

The site is also near Blacktown RSL, Westpoint Blacktown and the local train station, along with Skyline Drive-In (Sydney’s last drive-in) and Featherdale Wildlife Park.

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