New heights for The Orchards - Stage 4 Development given the green light

05 August 2023

Sekisui House Australia has successfully secured development approval for Stage 4 of its highly anticipated project, The Orchards, a $1 billion masterplanned community located in Sydney’s Norwest.

The Orchards, a prestigious community nestled within Norwest and proudly crafted by Sekisui House is located approximatly 31 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s CBD. This masterfully planned community offers an exceptional living experience strategically positioned 600 metres from Norwest Metro Train Station and short stroll to Norwest Marketown and Norwest Business Park.

Named Veue (Stage 4), this Japanese-inspired building has been meticulously crafted in collaboration with Crone Architects. The design incorporates a vertical green spine complemented by an open landscaped recreational central core, connecting residents to parklands that extend from the eastern part of the site all the way to the creek in the west.

“Veue’s design vision compliments The Orchards’ natural surrounds with residences maximising connection to the landscape and nature. The green of the gardens is drawn into the resident experience. A sense of wellness is promoted in the design within the wonderful natural environment. A place to return to from the fast pace of the city to a garden setting for which Baulkham Hills is renowned,” said Julian Venning, Principal – Design at Crone Architects.

Recently Sekisui House Australia hosted a grand public launch for Stage 4, resulting in over 50 sales valued at more than $63 million in Veue Central demonstrating the strength in Norwest and the Sydney marketing generally.

David Lee, Sales Manager, Apartments & Mixed-Use Developments – The Orchards at Sekisui House Australia, comments, “Local buyers accounted for over 60% of purchases, with the remaining coming from a diverse array of 15 Sydney suburbs”.

“There was a diverse mix of buyers from owner-occupiers and downsizers to first home buyers and renewed interest from overseas investors from South-East Asia. This cohort of purchasers recognize the benefits of buying in a well-located area such as Norwest, a north-west growth suburb.”

“The allure of Veue’s distinctive design elements, premium finishes, and Sekisui House’s renowned reputation for delivering high-end luxury apartments played pivotal roles in securing owner-occupier sales. Upsizers and empty nesters looking to downsize and use the equity from their homes to move into a ‘lock-up’ and leave luxury apartment represented several apartment sales.”

David continued, “The splendid uninterrupted northerly views overlooking Castle Hill Country Club, Norwest Lakes to the south and the Blue Mountains to the west also captured buyer interest.”

Veue, nestled at the heart of The Orchards and will stand proudly across six buildings ranging from 9 to 22 storeys, comprising 583 nature-inspired ‘homes in the sky’.

Future residents can anticipate panoramic nature views through floor-to-ceiling glazing to capture panoramic views to nature, optional interior schemes including diverse materials and tonal finishes, oversized balconies on upper levels and EV charging within the resident car park are some of the meticulously designed features Veue purchasers can expect.

A wellness centre provides a gymnasium and pool connected directly to the garden. Veue residents can entertain up to 100 guests within the adjacent communal function centre for parties and special occasions. A concierge service is also available to service the needs of all residents.

The masterplan, designed by Turner is spread across five stages. When completed, the community will comprise 1,300 generously proportioned apartments.

Veue is located at 15 – 19 Spurway Drive, Norwest.