Cedar Woods set to create a new urban sanctuary in Wooloowin

4 September 2018

Cedar Woods’ new development known as “Bexley”, in the inner northern suburb of Wooloowin, will redefine the modern terrace home and meet the growing demand for a walkable urban lifestyle.

Just five kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, the development comprises 84 premium terrace homes, seven heritage residences in the former Holy Cross Laundry and 188 apartments, which will be built in five stages over five years.

Designed by award-winning architects Rothelowman, the development will take advantage of expansive city views and leafy outlooks, while echoing and respecting Wooloowin’s original urban character.

According to Rothelowman’s Simon Maurice, the site’s proximity to the city, Royal Brisbane Hospital, quality schools and transport makes it the ideal location for a medium density development.

“We are reimagining the traditional terrace home for today’s needs. Unlike designs we’ve borrowed from England in the past, these terrace homes are created with our Queensland climate and lifestyle in mind,” he said.

“We need to embrace more of these types of projects in Brisbane. A combination of both terrace homes and apartments is essential in achieving the quality, housing options sought after in Brisbane’s suburbs.

“Many families and professionals don’t want to move further from the city or employment hubs. They may want to live in Wooloowin but can’t afford to renovate an established home or may want to free themselves from the burden of maintaining a traditional Queenslander with a large yard.

“We’ve designed the terrace homes at Bexley with these buyers in mind — with modern, quality features, large living spaces, balconies for entertaining and low-maintenance landscaped yards to suit a wide cross-section of buyers looking for a simpler more balanced lifestyle.”

Cedar Woods’ Peter Starr said “Bexley will feature three and four bedroom terrace homes and one-to-three bedroom apartment options to suit a range of life stages and lifestyles. Terrace homes will range from two to three stories in height and six to eight stories for apartments.

“The masterplan also includes a 4,000m2 park, with the former Sisters of Mercy convent building on Morris Street allocated for future community use, most likely a childcare centre.”

“The public park and lush tree-lined streets will create plenty of safe and connected community spaces providing opportunities for residents to enjoy,” he said.

“Residents will also cycle easily to the city and Chermside with the proposed North Brisbane Bikeway extension adjacent to the development.

“Given its prime location, commanding city views and community feel, we expect Bexley to be popular with buyers wanting the convenience of modern living within a connected community.”

Civil construction is expected to begin in early 2019, while terrace home construction will commence in mid-2019.

Registrations of interest can be made at www.bexleywooloowin.com.au.