ANEW Rockdale, Knightsbridge’s $62+ million mixed-use development in Sydney’s south is set to revitalise and transform the vibrant urban village on the rise. In tandem with the government’s regeneration of the Rockdale town centre, which includes a revitalised civic square, greater connectivity, extensive street scaping and shared spaces, ANEW reinjects a village like atmosphere into Sydney’s urban spaces.
Architects Abworks have created a dramatic contemporary building right in the heart of Rockdale, opposite the new Rockdale City Library. Raising the bar in design innovation for the area, ANEW’s striking façade features a detailed, articulated base characterised by high-end features such as terracotta cladding, aluminium screening, louvres for privacy, deep balconies and large expanses of glass at its eastern street-front orientation.
Two interconnecting, oversized lobbies, each with its own lift, give residents a sense of place and intimacy. Ground-floor retail spaces activate the building and create bustle and life. Potential uses include designer stores, restaurants or other amenities, while a third retail space off the public walkway to the northern side lends itself to a charming laneway café.
Residences comprise a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, some with studios or media spaces. Designed for optimum light and privacy, many of the easterly-orientated apartments on the upper floors enjoy magical views over the peaceful waters of Botany Bay.
ANEW is crowned by an expansive communal rooftop garden, providing a glorious vantage point and a wonderful environment for entertaining or relaxing outdoors. It encompasses a sheltered barbeque area and integrated seating on one side, with a sundeck and children’s play area on the other. Capturing sweeping views back towards the city skyline and the surrounding district, it’s the perfect place to unwind.
Rockdale’s friendly local vibe
Rockdale itself offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a sense of connection, a feeling of community and a friendly local vibe. Blessed with countless parks and recreational attractions, cycle along nearby Rockdale Bicentennial Park’s meandering pathways or take the kids to the playground. Take a brief drive to the calm bay beaches of Brighton Le-Sands and Ramsgate where you can relax by the water, exercise or enjoy all manner of water sports.
Rockdale village’s growing café and dining culture has recently seen a new wave of interesting ventures featuring cuisines from all nations, in addition to the area’s famous Greek fare. Stroll nearby to Rockdale Plaza for shopping requirements and amenities, or head further afield – it’s just a three-minute walk to Rockdale station to be in the CBD within 25 minutes by bus or train. For business travellers, the airport is a mere 2km away.
With schools, recreation, and amenities all close by, this is the perfect address for those seeking stylish designer surrounds with everything at their doorstep. Reap the rewards of this high-growth locale and wonderful lifestyle opportunity as Rockdale starts ANEW.
ANEW Rockdale’s display suite will open to the public on August 6 2016 with a VIP launch scheduled for August 20. Construction will commence early 2017 with completion expected in early 2019.