The first sod has been turned at the site of Frasers Property Australia’s Encompass apartments in Carlton, Melbourne.
Designed by architects Jackson Architecture and located on the corner of Elgin and Nicholson Streets, Encompass is a joint venture between Frasers Property Australia and Citta Property Group.
Harris HMC has been appointed as the builder and construction of the residential tower is expected to reach completion in mid-2023.
Encompass will feature a total of 115 apartments over eight floors, with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments catering to a wide range of purchasers.
Each apartment will include its own private balcony or courtyard accessed by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, 2.7-metre-high ceilings to living areas, kitchen appliances and 100 per cent wool loop pile carpet in the bedrooms.
While the underground garage provides 114 private car spaces, residents can easily walk to all amenities or take advantage of the 48 dedicated bike spaces and ride to work.
Frasers Property Australia, General Manager Development Victoria, Sarah Bloom, said the city views, as well as the local cafes, shops and restaurants, make Encompass a popular choice for purchasers.
“There is a real ‘wow’ factor to Encompass, not only from its impressive aesthetic design, but also its many sustainability features, such as water management initiatives, natural light and ventilation to every corridor, consideration of orientation and shading maximising light and ventilation to all apartments,” Bloom said.
“With all these benefits on offer in one place, it’s no wonder that more than 50 per cent of Encompass’s apartments have already been sold.
“We’re excited to get started and to mark this exciting milestone with our project partners and members of the community,” she said.
Citta Property Group Director, Alister Woods, said Encompass combines stunning architecture with premium amenities for residents.
“Encompass will elevate the local community with its striking design and range of quality resident facilities,” Woods said.
“The strong sales achieved to date demonstrate the value proposition Encompass represents and today’s sod-turning means we’re on the way to delivering a premium quality, sustainable, lifestyle-focused development that takes full advantage of its convenient and cosmopolitan Carlton location.”
Harris HMC General Manager – Construction, Geoff Dart, said the company is thrilled to be delivering the Encompass apartments in a development that will take prominence in the Carlton landscape and connect the community.
“This high-profile project is a wonderful opportunity to inject new life into the area, support the local community by offering meaningful employment opportunities, and to deliver high-quality residences complemented by fantastic amenity for residents,” Dart said.