Meriton is taking the wrapper off a bold step upmarket designed to give buyers the ‘sweet’ life — a $1 billion dollar community in the heart of Rosebery.
The Gallery will showcase new Meriton brand the Mint Collection a name inspired by the iconic Minties lollies which were made on the site a century ago.
Stage one, two buildings up to 7-storeys housing 187 apartments, has been given the Mint name.
The completion by late 2019 of a further three stages – Coco, Spear and Amber – will see the 4.9ha The Gallery site occupied by a collection of unique low-rise buildings, terrace homes and penthouse apartments encircling a series of garden courtyards and communal parks.
Meriton bought the former warehouse and industrial property in Rosebery Avenue for $190 million last year and has set out to pay tribute to its past, including its Mintie days.
The Gallery’s buildings will feature ribbons of herringbone tile, designed to hint at wrapped candy boxes.
The master-planned community will be in the heart of Sydney’s new 278ha Green Square urban renewal precinct and represents Meriton’s latest move to meet buyer demand for centrally-located apartments that offer refinement and lifestyle in tranquil settings.
Last week it unveiled the first in what will be a series of boutique buildings – Vida at Mascot – that will showcase a new Platinum Collection.
Meriton founder Harry Triguboff yesterday said that Green Square was a city council-inspired project in what was Sydney’s oldest industrial heartland.
“Green Square ushers in a new era for Rosebery and surrounding areas and presents a chance to raise the bar greatly in terms of quality lifestyles for residents.
“We’ve put a lot of work into planning The Gallery – we intend to be the Green Square market leader.
“We’ve brought in the best of architects and interior designers to produce beautiful buildings and apartments within them that are really large and extremely high on quality and fittings.
Meriton has engaged a different award-winning architect for each stage of The Gallery, ensuring each cluster of buildings will have its own character.
The buildings in stage one, Mint, will include grand double-height entry foyers, designed to reflect the copious sizes of the apartments.
Rooftop gardens will include BBQ areas and at ground level large lawns, shady groves, playgrounds and paths will weave around the buildings.
A grand communal park will sit on The Gallery’s southern edge and pedestrian and bike-friendly paths and streets will lead residents to the visionary $13 billion Green Square retail, leisure and transport hub taking shape steps from their homes.
Old warehouses and factories are making way for not only apartments, but for name retailers, cafes, artisan providores, micro-breweries, and designer stores.
Lifestyle and recreation inclusions at The Gallery will include indoor pools and resident-only gymnasiums.
The Gallery, which will have a childcare centre and café, also will be a stroll from Gunyama Park with its state-of-the-art beach pool, outdoor fitness circuit, and all-purpose sports field.
Prices in the Mint Collection start at $700,000 for a one bedroom and $1.415 million for apartments with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, and two car spaces.