We’re excited to announce that Sentinel has received Development Approval for Lot 204, the final stage (Phase 3) of our flagship Australian Build to Rent project, Element 27, in Subiaco, Western Australia.
Element 27 was the first purpose-built institutional Build to Rent community in Australia and is the only Build to Rent property currently active in Western Australia. Upon completion of Phases 2 and 3, Element 27 will comprise a total of 264 rental dwellings in the Perth community.
Lot 204 will be a 16,061 square metre, five storey residential apartment building that seamlessly melds with the neighbouring streetscape. Designed by local architecture practice, Hillam Architects, the façade design is inspired of the site’s rich history as a porcelain works factory with a vertical rigid grid, reflecting the process of stacking pottery into a kiln.
The premium Build to Rent project will comprise of 91 apartments, with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom options. We will also create over 550 square metres of communal open space, including a large resident’s garden on the Ground Floor and 225 square metres of landscaped amenities on the rooftop, featuring a luxurious pool deck. Additionally, an internal natural light-filled garden courtyard will be a green, urban retreat for residents.
We’ve taken a unique, whole building approach to sustainability within the project’s design. Plans include a 60kw solar plant in the building, a rainwater recapture system, building consumption monitoring, enhanced waste-management streams, a greywater recycling plant, solar shading and deep soil zones. We will also target an 8-Star NatHERS rating.
Michael Streicker, President of Sentinel said: “It’s rewarding to see the third and final phase of Element 27 take a major step forward with Development Approval for Lot 204 received.
“The first phase of Element 27 has been operational for over a year now; and we’ve had a fantastic response from residents regarding the premium design, variety of amenities and the building management provisions that our Build to Rent model offers.
“Lot 204 will reflect the same level of quality living already delivered in earlier stages of Element 27 and will increase Perth’s housing stock at a critical time, with record low vacancy rates in the residential market,” said Mr. Streicker.
Other amenities at Lot 204 include a business centre, an enhanced onsite management and leasing facility, 113 car parking spaces, EV charging stations, motorcycle/scooter bays, dedicated bicycle storage and a concierge system for deliveries to residents.
Lot 204 is located in walking distance to a variety of landscaped public open spaces and forms the culmination of the district’s ‘green spine’. The picnic and recreational facilities of Subiaco Common are easily accessible via a well-developed network of pedestrian footpaths. The development also overlooks a park, playground and lake, and is only a short walk from the Subiaco train station.
Construction of Lot 204 is expected to begin in June 2021. In combination with current works in progress on Lot 207, the development will create an average of 108 full-time jobs for local workers each year.