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Construction begins inside billion-dollar The Orchards project

Construction is now underway in the $1 billion The Orchards masterplanned community in Sydney’s Norwest.

Construction is now underway on a side building in the $1 billion The Orchards masterplanned community in Sydney’s Norwest.

Sekisui House appointed Growthbuilt to build the Japanese inspired golf-side building, Aire, in The Orchards. Designed by architectural practice Rothelowman, Aire will comprise 57 residences with views across Castle Hill Country Club.

Aire’s material pallet is drawn from nature and features a curved shape to reference raked river pebbles. Architecture and interiors will be integrated, with swept concrete forms featuring texture and strike lines.

Sekisui House Australia CEO and Managing Director Hide Seguchi said The Orchards is a visionary project.

“We are very pleased to reach another significant project milestone – the start of construction for Aire. Our vision for The Orchards is to create a sustainable and prosperous community, a place where people want to live, work and enjoy their lives. This vision is coming to fruition,” Seguchi said.

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Sekisui House Australia Project Director George Gesouras said more than 250 direct and indirect jobs will be created during Aire’s construction phase.

“Sekisui House is helping stimulate the Sydney economy by bringing this landmark project to life. We are pleased to partner with Growthbuilt – one of Sydney’s most reputable builders, known for delivering boutique high-end projects,” Gesouras said.

“Growthbuilt also has aligned values to Sekisui House, including a desire to deliver high-quality homes that last for generations. The business is committed to safety, innovation and best practice building principles, making them an obvious choice to build Aire. The sheer size of this development – 1300 generous apartments will help further activate the area, providing high-quality apartments and pristine open spaces for recreational pursuits.”

Aire is the second stage in The Orchards masterplan. Designed by Turner Architects the masterplan is spread across seven future stages. Stage one – Imperial is already complete. Aire is expected to reach practical completion in the first quarter of 2022.

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