Sekisui House continues community engagement for its authentic new heart at Gledswood Hills

by Sekisui House on 06 09 2017 in The Hermitage

Gledswood Village at Gledswood Hills is a proposed mixed use retail, commercial, residential, entertainment and leisure precinct at the heart of The Hermitage masterplanned community.  It is a modern interpretation of the classic high street much loved in Camden, and is designed to be intimate to create a sense of belonging.

Sekisui House senior development manager Brent Thompson said the concept for the precinct evolved from meetings with local residents and prospective tenants, from visiting a range of centres of varying scales and locations, and from extensive social and economic research.  “We held focus groups and community consultation and what came out of that was that residents are looking for something different.

“They were yearning for sophisticated dining and cafe experiences.”

The proposed development will accommodate a range of uses, including, among other things, residential and commercial premises.
The residential buildings  are proposed to include approximately 500 dwellings in a variety of housing types, including low rise terraces through to senior’s housing and apartment dwellings in mid-rise building of 3 to 5 storeys , primarily adjacent to the one of its kind Greg Norman designed par 3 golf course and driving range.

Mr Thompson said the new precinct has been designed to be pedestrian friendly, focused around a main street and intimate village square to promote social interaction and community wellbeing.
“It will be a vibrant precinct so there will always be something on. Our aim is to have activity from a reasonable hour of morning to a reasonable hour of night, giving the precinct the necessary vibrancy”

The site is adjacent to the future Gledswood Hills primary school so the precinct would also feature a childcare facility and a children’s playground.

Camden Council has recently resolved to publicly exhibit the strategic planning amendments, which commenced on Tuesday 5 September 2017.   

The Sekisui House Team is facilitating a further series of community update sessions during September, 2017 to outline the current development plan for Gledswood Village and provide further background to the proposed strategic planning amendments.     

The sessions will be held at The Hermitage Sales and Information Centre (Fairbank Drive, Gledswood Hills) over the following times.
  • Tuesday 12th September 2017,   6pm-9pm
  • Thursday 14th September 2017, 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday 16th September 2017,  8am-12 midday
For those that were unable to attend the November, 2016 community information sessions, click to download a copy of the Information Boards and Gledswood Village Fact Sheet prepared for those engagement sessions.