Sales ramp up for Lend Lease Docklands project Convesso Concavo
Lend Lease has sold about 70% of its flagship Docklands development Convesso Concavo, with more than two-thirds of sales occurring in the past six months after the second tower launched.
Convesso Concavo, the developer's flagship luxury complex, will comprise 455 apartments across two towers, with 220 one-, two- and three-bedroom units in Convesso. There are another 235 in Concavo. The developer has sold about 320 units across both buildings thus far, with sales more heavily weighted in Convesso. Convesso launched in late 2010, and Concavo apartments came onto the market in October 2011.
Prices start from $465,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to more than $5 million for the three-bedroom penthouses in Convesso. In Concavo, prices range from $495,000 to more than $3 million.
The development has been designed by architectural firm Bates Smart, and its curved, glass-filled exterior is meant to be “an expression of the reflections of light on the water that lies before them,” according to the marketing brochure.
Many of the units have interactive displays that allow the inhabitants to monitor their electricity consumption, communicate with other residents in the building and climate control every room of their homes.
The more expensive units have car parks directly outside their doors, making them feel less like apartments and more like houses.
The complex is expected to achieve a seven-star NABERS rating and is billed as "Australia's most sustainable luxury residential towers".
“Despite the sustainability credentials, Convesso apartments are not necessarily more expensive than similar apartments in the Docklands, they are still market competitive,” says architect Kevin Masci of Bates Smart.
“At the moment buyers embrace green-star features, providing it’s at a reasonable cost, but in time green-star residential buildings will be recognised as the new state-of-the-art.”
The buildings will include amenities such as 24-hour concierge, a 25-metre lap pool, gymnasium, spa, sauna, deck areas with barbecues, residents’ lounge, cinema and business centre.
Convesso is currently under construction and is expected to be finished later this year. Construction on Concavo is expected to begin at the end of July or early August this year and is set to be completed in mid-2014.
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