Malton Beecroft Tops Out

The Malton, Central Element’s latest luxury development, has been conceived as a solution for the downsizing market, incorporating heritage features, luxury details, and lock-up-and-leave capabilities. The design by PBD Architects draws on the façade with historical significance and brings together classic design, the latest in appointments and spacious, light-filled living.

Considered Design

The design of the Malton retains the façade of two existing houses on the site, incorporating local historical elements into the development. On the development site at 6-8 Malton Rd, one of the houses was designed by architect C. Bruce Dellit. Dellit was a pioneer of art deco styling in Sydney and also responsible for the iconic Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

By retaining these elements, the development is inspired by the past yet designed for the future, with luxury finishes including timber floors, Miele or Gaggenau appliances, oak timber flooring and stone island benches.

Construction Progress

The Central Element development team and our construction partners at Belvedere Projects are making great progress on site, with development structure now in place. With the basement, ground and level 1 concrete slabs in place, the team completed the rooftop slab pour last week, despite the rain.

The brickwork for the refurbishment is also now almost complete and our carpenters have now commenced work on the roof and flooring. March will be a particularly busy month on site as the team prepare to tile the roof. Also, the electrical, hydraulics and mechanical installations in the residences will also begin.

By the end of April, the external works will be complete for both residences at number 6 and 8 Malton Road. Come May, we will have commenced the external painting, ensuring the Malton will really impress from the street.

We look forward to providing you with further updates on the delivery of this project and are looking forward to handing over to our Malton homeowners this year.

Central Element Expands Development and Construction Departments

Natalie Ross joins as Central Element’s new Senior Development Manager, her role will encompass strategy, design and delivery across her developments. With over a decade of varied property experience spanning across residential, retail, hotel developments and student accommodation, Natalie is a highly skilled and experienced property professional. She holds a Masters in Property Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. Natalie most recently held senior positions at Scape Australia and The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus where she was responsible for delivering several projects ranging from $5 million up to $200 million project value, covering all aspects of concept design, feasibility analysis, environmental sustainability.

Natalie Ross

Central Element’s new Senior Development Manager

 

Steve Karam, a development and construction veteran who also holds over a decade of experience in the industry, joins as Senior Project Manager. He will be the Project Superintendent for Central Element developments, overseeing the construction delivery of all projects. With a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Diploma in Engineering Practice, Steve has honed his skills delivering many complex construction developments for tier one Australian developers, his diverse experience spans across residential, mixed-use and 5-star hotel developments.

Steve Karam

Central Element’s new Project Manager

 

Led by Development Director, Nathan Chivas, Natalie and Steve join an already diverse team with broad capabilities from finance and acquisitions, planning and development and sales and marketing.

 

“We are thrilled to welcome Natalie and Steve to Central Element. These new hires bolster the strength of our Integrated Development Model, which centralises a full suite of capabilities across marketing, planning, design and construction. Together, Natalie and Steve combine two decades of experience across residential, retail, hotel development, aged care and student living. As well as working for top tier development companies in Australia, their experience spans across the globe to Port Moresby and London.

I have no doubt that they will prove to be valuable additions to the team, strengthening our ability to provide specialist expertise at every stage of the development process.”

– Nathan Chivas, Development Director

 

With an ever-expanding team of industry experts, and after winning at the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence last year, Central Element will continue to its upward trajectory in 2019 with the completion of our Beecroft and Cammeray developments and upcoming projects in Chatswood, Coogee and Paddington.

Introducing The Malton Penthouses

Welcome Home

Just a few minutes away from quaint Beecroft Village, The Malton is surrounded by lush greenery, native reserves and national parks. If you enjoy being active, the Pennant Hills Golf Course, local parklands and lawn tennis courts are just around the corner. Only a short walk up the road will bring you to the village centre filled with bookshops, restaurants, cafes, and charming boutiques.

 

Exclusive Seclusion

Nestled in Beecroft’s coveted Malton Road, The Malton Penthouses are a living monument to opulence and splendour. With only two penthouses available, internal areas of 174sqm – 182sqm, and ceiling heights of up to 2.9m, this is your opportunity to experience truly luxurious living. Marvel at the rich, contemporary designs and admire the classic  asthetic as you disover the malton penthouses.

 

Uncompromising Luxury

The Penthouses are finished with the most decadent of  fittings and fixtures ranging from oak timber floorboards, Gaggenau appliances, marble and Parasi tapware. Even the most discerning of buyers will appreciate the considered design and bespoke architectural features such as our expansive skylights, integrated custom joinery, and sumptuous inclusions like your very own wine cellar. Meanwhile, those who enjoy a bit of pampering will adore the heated floors and towel rails in the spa-like bathroom suites.

According to Nathan Chivas, Development Director:

“These penthouses represent the absolute height of luxury. We want only the best for our clients, so no feature has been spared. Both penthouses have been designed meticulously, and given the same attention to detail as if they were free-standing estates. Furthermore, each residence will be fitted with custom joinery, and include a wine cellar and real flame fireplace.”

 

If you want to discover a life of uncompressing luxury on Beecroft’s coveted Malton road.  Click here to disover The Malton today.

What to Expect From Development Design in 2019

At Central Element, our team’s expertise enables us to be a skilled developer with broad capabilities. Our integrated model means that our team covers every phase of the development process, from acquisitions, planning and design, through to marketing, and development management. Simply put, our commitment to our customers means that we are there at every point. We caught up with some of our team to ask them to share their wisdom as to trends this year and what the trends for next year will be. Here they detail their insights:

 

Downsizing

“This year we have seen a significant transition from developers wanting to deliver large scale ‘investor’ products to developers wanting to deliver boutique ‘downsizer/owner occupier’ product in blue-chip suburbs. Also, traditional residential developers are trending towards alternate asset classes and longer-term investment/ land banking for the next upturn in the residential cycle.”
– Alex Rodakis, Acquisitions Manager

 

Throughout this year, we have seen through our downsizer customers that they see the value in high-quality developments that allow them to continue living in their same community. 80% of the enquiries into our latest development, The Malton in Beecroft, have come from within 2km of the development, and all buyers have been from within this radius. Developments like The Malton, which afford a convenient, “lock up and go” lifestyle with all the luxuries downsizers are accustom to is what our customers want.

In 2019, Central Element will continue to deliver high end owner occupier stock as well as expanding into hotel developments as an alternate asset class.


Customisation

“What development trend will be big in 2019? Increased customisation, although at Central Element we don’t really see it as a ‘trend’, but as a necessity and something we love to offer our purchasers. Every development, we push the project team to increase the range of customisation options available to purchasers; we cover all areas from sustainability, offering the option to install solar panels to luxury features like bespoke lighting plans, integrated outdoor BBQ kitchenettes, integrated custom joinery, wine cellars and fireplaces.”
– Nathan Chivas, Development Director

 

“Customisation, although at Central Element we don’t really see it as a ‘trend’, but as a necessity and something we love to offer our purchasers. Every development, we push the project team to increase the range of customisation options available to purchasers”

 

Whether it’s reconfiguring apartments, adding extra storage, organising for bespoke windows to be installed, or even letting purchasers choose where every individual light switch or electrical points should go, Central Element is focused on providing customisation options designed to suit your specific needs. Our development managers spend hours with certain buyers to be as flexible as possible and to show them exactly how we can customise their residences. For 2019, customisation won’t just be a trend at Central Element – it’s our guarantee.


People-Centric Design

“Throughout the past 12 months and now particularly moving forward into 2019, there is an apparent trend within design and architecture for more ‘people-centric design’. Central Element is actively leading this trend through their recent developments as this broader idea is being explored throughout the industry.”
– Benjamin Knowles, Design Leader

 

The requirement of the ‘Design Excellence’ process, originally established by the City of Sydney in 2000 is starting to become more adopted and proposed by other local government areas, including Willoughby Council, which have proposed it as part of their 2017 ‘Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy’. The objective of ‘Design Excellence’ is to promote through a competitive design process, an opportunity and forum for design practices to challenge the status quo free of regular project restrictions – targeting more effective “people-centric design”.

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Our 2019 Coogee development will demonstrate our commitment to people-centric design

 

People-centric design is something which Central Element actively considers in all new developments, identifying opportunities to create better developments by promoting health and wellness. Some of the current design strategies we are pursuing include designing developments that promote active movement, curating developments to promote and instill a sense of community, and providing flexible, creative solutions that allow spaces to evolve over time to reflect the individual’s requirements.

By considering more than simply how a building is designed and operates, and seeking to understand how the building physically exists within the broader urban fabric, sustainability is being seen by design practices as a key avenue through which people-centric design can be effectively achieved. Central Element will continue its people-centric design focus in 2019.  For example, our most recently formed project team for our Coogee development includes an “environmentally sustainable design consultant” demonstrating our commitment to sustainable, people-centric design in 2019.

Mera Tops Out

This month, our Mera development team reached an exciting construction milestone at our Cammeray site. The development has topped out; with the rooftop slab in place, the structure is now complete. When built, Mera will be a boutique development of 14 beautifully bespoke residences.  Architecture and interiors have been masterfully crafted by the acclaimed PBD Architects and the finishes  include and opulent ensemble of Gaggenau appliances, natural stone and timber.

Our builder, Heworth Constructions have been making great progress on what was a constrained and complex site from an accessibility standpoint. With the structure now complete,  the team will soon be commencing the installation of plumbing and mechanical services and the internal framing systems on the ground floor apartments.

In keeping with our commitment to delivering quality homes shaped around the way people live, we have allowed our Mera purchasers to customise their apartments to truly reflect their needs.  We look forward to handing over to them next year.

To find out more about Mera, visit meracammeray.com.au to make an appointment.

Uncompromising Design: Our Focus is You

At Central Element, we’re focused on delivering more than just the bricks and mortar that make up our high-quality developments. We take pride in creating communities in which people can live happily and peacefully, close to the things that they love and value in life. Our ‘people-shaped property’ philosophy is what drives us to deliver and can be seen in the following precepts that guide our development process.

Location Sensitive

We understand that increasingly, people want to live in a home that allows for a lifestyle of accessibility, amenity, and convenience as opposed to a high maintenance home. In a way, it’s the new Australian property dream, and at Central Element, we are committed to designing developments that appeal to local communities.

Take our latest development, the Malton, for example. Tucked away in a leafy enclave just a minute’s walk from Beecroft Village, it is 70% sold out with completion due mid-2019. With a plethora of boutiques, bookstores, restaurants and cafes nearby, the Malton is ideally located, and it’s no surprise that it has generated fierce local interest.

More than 80% of enquiries came from within a 2km radius of the development, and all buyers have been from the local area. The Malton has been the premier option for local residents seeking an outstanding option for downsizing.

Customer Focused

It’s simple at Central Element: our focus is always on our customers. We work closely with them to facilitate the best possible end result, allowing a high level of customisation so that they can purchase a home that fulfils their every need. Whether it’s additional built-in storage needs or customised kitchen finishes, we’ll do just about whatever it takes. For example, at the Malton, our development manager, Dean would spend hours with some purchasers in the display suite customising their residences to suit their lifestyle. According to Nathan Chivas, Development Director,

“Our development managers will often spend many hours with certain buyers to be as flexible as we can. Our philosophy is not about maximising density, we really care about our purchasers and get to know them, we take the time to create something that will actually enhance their way of life.”

The Malton display suite was a hive of activity at the purchaser event

 

At our MERA development in Cammeray, a married couple for 22 years, Tom and Linda Greene bought two apartments. To assist them in their quest for their dream home, we helped them consolidate the apartments, adjust the kitchen bench, add extra storage and adjust windows. The result was a very satisfied customer “we’ve ended up with exactly with what we’ve wanted,” says Tom.

Deliberate Design

Central Element’s design philosophy pays homage to the heritage of a neighbourhood while revitalising the community. Respecting and retaining original heritage facades and maximising communal space are defining hallmarks of recent developments.  Across all our developments, Central Element proudly pioneers sustainable construction materials and processes.

“Every development is a collaboration with our design partners and begins with a development vision to determine how the project engages with each stakeholder and what its legacy will be to the area,” says our Development Director, Nathan Chivas. “Our team’s full suite of capabilities and expertise delivers superior architectural solutions. The planning team’s input at every stage ensures our projects meet strategic market demand and achieve uplift. Our designs emphasise innovation and optimise functionality and quality for maximum value.”

The Malton at Beecroft incorporates heritage façades and period fireplaces into the design.
The Malton at Beecroft incorporates heritage façades and period fireplaces into the design.

Central Element has three upcoming developments planned for 2019 and we look forward to continuing our focus on design and construction philosophies that place innovation and sustainability at the forefront.

Our Ethos

At Central Element our team possesses an uncompromising commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and everything we do. From meeting with purchasers for hours to offer an array of customisation solutions, to staying on construction sites all night at times, or to our development managers personally selecting each individual plant  at the nursery, we genuinely love what we do and deliver for our customers.

Malton, Beecroft 70% Sold Out

Tucked away in a quiet, leafy enclave just a short stroll from Beecroft village is The Malton. A limited collection of beautifully designed luxury homes in Beecroft’s most sought-after street. The Malton has been designed for the discerning downsizer market. With 70% of residences now sold, construction is well underway, and the  Malton homeowners will be moving into the development next year.

The development

A classic design philosophy has provided The Malton residences with a rare sense of warmth and character. These unique 3-bedroom garden homes and penthouse-style apartments feature contemporary finishes including Miele appliances and stone benchtops. However, the residences will also have an air of classic elegance as the development design will retain the sensitively restored heritage façade that has historical significance; designed by C. Bruce Delli, the architect who designed the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park,

“Our vision for The Malton wouldn’t be complete without the historical facades,” says Nathan Chivas, Development Director at Central Element. “By paying special attention to the heritage that these homes hold, we’ve been able to complement classical architecture with modern interiors, creating a comfortable and classic home, with a timeless design.”

The location

Just a few minutes’ walk from the leafy haven of The Malton is Beecroft Village. Centered around the village green, this welcoming community is home to an exciting mix of boutiques, bookshops, restaurants and cafes to relax in. With Pennant Hills Golf Course and lawn tennis courts right nearby, there’s lots of amenity for those with a more active lifestyle, and the local parkland is a picturesque spot in which to take a stroll.

Recent news

The display suite opened to the public in July. Builders, Belvedere Projects, have been on site since then and have now completed all bulk excavation. By Christmas, the basement slab will be poured and structure will begin to take place.

All of the Malton buyers have been from the local area, indicating that the Malton is the premier option for local residents looking for a high-quality downsizing development option.

“The feedback to The Malton has been overwhelming,” says Kevin Dearlove, Principal of Stone Beecroft and selling agent. “Visitors to the display suite have commented that the finishes are very high-end, and purchasers have loved its blue chip location. Over 80% of enquiries have come from within 2km of the development – a sure sign that The Malton has garnered up significant interest with the local market.”

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Aerial of the Malton construction site.

 

The Malton is due for completion in 2019. Find out more about the Malton here.

In the Press: Winner of 2018 UDIA NSW Award and Finalist in C40 Reinventing Cities

Our Capri, Point Frederick development won at the 2018 UDIA NSW and it has also been announced that we have reached the final stage of the C40 Reinventing Cities Competition.  It is great to receive industry recognition through competitions and awards like these that recognise innovation, sustainability and industry leadership.


Sydney developer Central Element has taken out a development award at the 2018 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence.

Central Element’s development Capri, Point Frederick won the Excellence in NSW Regions Development award at 2018 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence.

Central Element development director Nathan Chivas said the company was thrilled to receive the award.

“At Central Element, we’re committed to quality – and proud of our ability to create developments that enhance communities,” Chivas said.

“We believe our work speaks for itself, however it is great to receive industry recognition through an award like this which recognise innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in urban development.”

Capri was part of Central Element’s revitalisation of the Point Frederick area and was completed in December 2017. The design incorporates 20 luxury apartments comprising a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, with all apartments above level one offering water views.

Capri was part of Central Element’s revitalisation of the Point Frederick area and was completed in December 2017.

The building was conceived as three separate “wings” and is situated within winding waterways, surrounded by lush parklands.

Capri was delivered by an award-winning development team, with White + Dickson Architects and Richard Crookes Construction as the builder.

The developer was also shortlisted as a finalist in three other categories: Excellence in Medium-Density Development (below 100 dwellings) for Aura – Pymble (in partnership with HCAP); Excellence in NSW Regions Development for Albany, Point Frederick and Capri was also finalist in the Excellence in Small-Scale Infill Development category.

Adding to the UDIA award win, Central Element’s was also shortlisted with just 5 other developers this week for the final stage of the C40 re-inventing cities competition.

A global competition, C40 calls for architects, planners, environmentalists and developers to drive carbon-neutral and resilient urban regeneration across the world, transforming under-utilised sites into beacons of sustainability and resiliency.

Central Element’s was also shortlisted with just 5 other developers this week for the final stage of the C40 re-inventing cities competition.

Reinventing citiesCentral Element is shortlisted to redevelop The Falls Carpark in Auckland, NZ in a masterful collaboration with renowned French architect Nicolas Laisné Architectes and Rotunno Justman Architectes

Along with the two French architects, Central Element will partner with XLam, Transsolar and Denning Asia to deliver a mixed-use project with low carbon emissions from a mass timber structure and on-site renewable energy supply.

In addition to awards recognition and the C40 competition, Central Element also has two luxury residential developments under construction: MERA Cammeray and The Malton Beecroft.

The developer is set to release a new project Aruma Pymble later this year.

For more information on Central Element and their upcoming projects, click here.

Winner at 2018 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence

We are thrilled to announced that Central Element won at the 2018 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence. We were awarded for Excellence in NSW Regions Development.

At Central Element, we’re committed to quality – and proud of our ability to create developments that enhance communities. We believe our work speaks for itself, however it is great to receive industry recognition through an award like this which recognises innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in urban development.

Capri was part of Central Element’s revitalisation of the Point Frederick area. The design incorporates 20 luxurious apartments consisting of a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, with all apartments above level one offering water views. The building was created as three separate ‘wings’ and is situated within winding waterways, surrounded by lush parklands and a beautiful foreshore.

Thank you to our development partners on the project, White + Dickson Architects and Richard Crookes Construction.

 

 

 

In addition to the win we were also finalists in three other categories; Excellence in Medium-Density Development: Below 100 Dwellings for Aura – Pymble, Excellence in NSW Regions Development for Albany- Point Frederick and Capri was also finalist in the Excellence in Small-Scale Infill Development category.

The Malton Launches

Construction on The Malton has commenced with proposed completion set for August 2019. The development is aimed at the “downsizing” over 55s market, with a combination of heritage features, luxury details and lock-up-and-leave capabilities. The design draws on the heritage façade, bringing together classic design values, the latest in appointments and spacious, light-filled living.

 

 

The new display suite showcases all the unique features of this exciting new development, including generous living areas, stone floors in bathrooms, European appliances in kitchens and premium finishes.

 

 

In keeping with our commitment to delivering quality homes shaped around the way people live, this limited collection of quality 3 bedroom garden homes and unique penthouse style apartments can be customised to reflect the personal style and needs of the home buyer.

 

 

 

To find out more about this rare opportunity, visit themalton.com.au to make an appointment.

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