When a property developer has true vision, magic happens.
John Gasson, who founded Construction Control in 1988, is a property developer with a vision and his passion for providing inspirational, quality living at affordable price points is palpable.
One of Construction Control’s flagship offerings is Kingsborough Village—a unique lifestyle precinct of 260 dwellings that will be home to more than 500 people by the end of 2019. There is no other development like it in the capital. Product diversity and innovative enhancements make Kingsborough Village so much more than a development that packs in as many ‘same-same’ units as possible into one area.
This quality development features the work of five architecture firms, resulting in different designs, facades and colour schemes. Mr Gasson says this was a deliberate choice to guarantee that Kingsborough Village would be built with strong and stimulating visual interest in every direction and guarantee broad appeal across a wide range of purchasers, including young buyers, empty nesters and growing families.
There’s no end of choice at Kingsborough Village, with products ranging from $300,000 to $2 million. All spaces are practical, modern and make for interesting living. The Village features a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments and 2 and 3-bedroom terraces.
Residences include funky warehouses, modern apartments with innovative and flexible layouts, terrace houses, shophouses (work downstairs and live upstairs) and luxury apartments. The architectural designs are all strong in their own right, but work well together as a family, avoiding a bland, carbon-copy approach.
True to its name, Kingsborough Village is more than just a series of buildings. It’s about character and warmth and community. “The diversity of residents creates a village feel,” says Mr Gasson. “There’s already real buzz around the place with residents getting to know one another and gathering to use the Village amenities. This community spirit will get stronger and stronger over time.”
At the heart of the development is the Village Square, with small shops and food outlets, a community garden, outdoor gym, kids play area and a 25-metre indoor/outdoor lap pool (member’s only). Residents can also hop on community bikes and ride around the Village.
Each building has its own set of features. One is made from recycled bricks. One features a sunset barbeque area and rooftop cinema with outdoor seating and a projector screen. One has a large, colourful mural by Canberra’s Christopher Paul Toth which changes colour and perspective as the light moves throughout the day. A controlled iPad on the ground floor enables users to experience the artwork in a highly personalised way.
Flexibility with design is a big plus at Kingsborough Village, with the opportunity for many to individualise their dwellings. Although customising means more work, it has been part of the vision from the beginning. “Allowing some buyers to personalise their properties has encouraged a more meaningful connection between residents and their life in the Village,” says Mr Gasson.
Energy efficiency has also been a big-ticket item, with double glazed windows and solar panels on top of all buildings, which is kind to the environment but also beneficial in keeping body corporate fees down.
A feeling of open space, instead of cramped quarters, was essential to the concept. There’s no shortage of greenery, light and blue sky.
The architects involved in this unique project are: COX Architects (for the Terraces/Daweston/Crown and Trackside), Judd Architect (Warehouse/Shophouse), Kasparek Architects (Powerhouse) and DNA (Woolstore). The landscape architect was SPACELAB.
Kingsborough Village has a dynamite location. It’s a short stroll from the waterfront cafes and bars of the vibrant Kingston Foreshore and also the many amenities of historic Kingston, which includes banks, a chemist, post office and new medical centre. Several established schools are in the nearby area, such as Telopea Primary School, Telopea High School and St Clare’s College.
Kingsborough Village units are being sold by Independent Property Group. Remaining units are priced from $350,000 to $979,900. Contact Michael Pearson, Sales Consultant, Inner North and City, Independent Property Group. 02 6209 4000, 0457 882 700, firstname.lastname@example.org