MELBOURNE, 15 DECEMBER 2021
Construction is now underway on the new Encompass apartments, with the first sod turned today on the site of what will become a minimum 5-star energy rated residential building in Melbourne’s vibrant Carlton.
Designed by renowned 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 premium residential tower is expected to reach completion in mid-2023.
Sarah Bloom, General Manager Development Victoria, Frasers Property Australia, says the expansive city views, location just 2.5km from Melbourne’s CBD as well as having local cafes, shops, and restaurants at its doorstep, make Encompass a popular choice for purchasers wanting to experience cosmopolitan Carlton.
“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,” says Ms Bloom.
“With all these benefits on offer in one place, it’s no wonder that more than 50% 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 says.
Alister Woods, Director, Citta Property Group says Encompass combines stunning architecture with premium amenities for residents to create a compelling lifestyle offer for buyers.
“Encompass will elevate the local community with its striking design and range of quality resident facilities. 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,” Mr Woods says.
Geoff Dart, General Manager – Construction, Harris HMC says 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.”
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, from first home buyers and young families to downsizers and investors.
Each apartment will include its own private balcony or courtyard accessed by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, 2.7m high ceilings to living areas, premium kitchen appliances as well as oak timber finish floors in living areas and 100% 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. Prices start from $422,500 for one-bedroom apartments, $560,000 for two-bedroom apartments and $905,000 for three-bedroom apartments.
Sitting just 2.5km from Melbourne’s CBD and only a few blocks from the expansive Carlton Gardens, with trams and buses at their doorstep, the new homes will also offer residents easy access to Carlton and Fitzroy’s buzzing dining scene and designer boutique stores.
The unique design of Encompass offers a distinctly contemporary feel while staying true to the neighbourhood’s prized cultural heritage. It offers privacy for residents while concurrently delivering visual impact from every angle externally.
Another highlight is the residents-only rooftop lounge, complete with alfresco dining area and outdoor barbeque, fully equipped kitchen and a formal lounge area with television and library.