20 April 2022

Hip LA-inspired Nue precinct to promote 'walkability' in Gungahlin

| Katrina Condie
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Nue Gungahlin exterior

The Nue neighbourhood at Gungahlin will feature three distinctive buildings on one large block. Photo: Core Developments.

Inspired by the walk streets of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Gungahlin’s Nue lifestyle precinct will promote walkability and cycle friendliness in one of Canberra’s fastest-growing areas.

LJ Hooker Project Marketing ACT selling agent James Herbert says the Core Developments neighbourhood has been designed for residents who want to make the most of the open public spaces.

“A walk street ‘spine’ will wind its way through the precinct, connecting the apartments, terraces, pedestrian lanes and pocket parks,” Mr Herbert said.

“All the car parks are under the buildings, with no internal driveways through the precinct, which means you can walk through the pathways and relax in the landscaped zones without worrying about cars passing by. It’s really cool for young families with kids running around.”

Architect Nathan Judd from JUDD.studio says the development was envisaged as “predominantly pedestrian and cycle-friendly, where vehicles were dealt with at the edge of the site and a neighbourhood feel could develop and thrive as people occupied and lived at a slower speed with less noise”.

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Located on the suburb’s fringe, the precinct is close to the Gungahlin shopping centre, light rail stops and parklands, so it’s easy to leave the car in the basement and walk, cycle or use public transport to get around.

A range of apartments and townhouses are being sold off the plan, offering a more affordable option for first-home buyers or families looking to own their own home in Canberra.

“Some of the townhouses are as big as a house and are great for anyone who might not be able to afford to buy a block of land and build a new house in the suburbs,” Mr Herbert added.

The Nue complex aims to offer a new way of living in Gungahlin, with a total of 243 apartments, 87 townhouses and commercial spaces housed in three unique buildings to be constructed on one large block of land.

Almost one-third of the apartments and townhouses have already been sold off the plan, with construction expected to commence by the middle of this year, with a completion date around mid-2024.

The precinct will feature three distinctly different buildings, for the apartments and townhouses, each with a different architectural style.

“Nue has a real eclectic mix of finishes throughout the development,” Mr Herbert said.

“The larger apartment building has really lovely architecture with curved walls and art deco and mid-century-inspired colours but also has a modern, sleek touch as well.

“The townhouses have a brick finish reflecting the classic traditional style terrace houses.

“The second apartment building is a very striking charcoal-coloured curved building located on the south-eastern corner of the precinct, and this will be the last building to be constructed.”

The apartments are “neat and hip”, with panning views towards the bustling town centre or over the nature reserve out to the Brindabellas with floor-to-ceiling windows that capture loads of natural light.

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A selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments are available, including stylish one-bedroom lofts.

The two or three-bedroom Nue traditional-style townhouses are set over a variety of two or three-storey floor plans, with a few featuring extra-wide terraces.

Mr Herbert says the townhouses are like inner-city terraces, with front and rear private courtyards and either street-side or park-side addresses available.

The commercial zone is expected to attract a selection of offices, cafes, restaurants and shops and will flow out to the open spaces, creating a real neighbourhood feel.

Prospective buyers can view an example of a fully functional kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, as well as detailed plans samples of finishes, and check out a scale model of the development at the on-site display open every weekend in Cammileri Way, Gungahlin.

For more information about Nue, contact James Herbert on 0400 853 501

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Stephen Saunders5:40 pm 24 Apr 22

I am getting my head around Gungahlin as Venice Beach, but I have to admit, it is a bit of a mental struggle.

Capital Retro5:17 pm 25 Apr 22

How many Canberrans have been to Venice Beach and how many even care about?

Great spin there about how cool a walking spine is. It of course masks the fact that there is no thoroughfare for motor vehicles.

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