The Langston, Epping

The Langston, Epping

This landmark residential development in Epping, 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney, combines high-density living with vibrant public spaces.

In 2012, Epping was identified as the first Priority Precinct (PP) due to its capacity to support growth in a well-serviced location. The PP resulted in an amendment to planning controls, enabling high-density development for the site at The Langston.

Architectus has since envisioned three residential towers comprising 470 apartments, each with a 2-storey retail podium creating a central public plaza. The curvaceous lines of the towers are informed by prevailing winds, with the materials palette taking cues from nearby parklands thereby creating a new landmark that is sympathetic to the surrounding context.

The site is 200 metres from Epping railway station, presenting an opportunity to encourage public interaction by activating the ground plane. The 2-storey podium at the base of each tower provides amenity for retail shops and cafes, creating a vibrant central thoroughfare with paved walkways and landscaped gardens.

The apartments are rectilinear in shape with the curved form of the towers achieved by varying balcony depths. This clever approach to the design of balconies ensures that wind gusts are kept to a minimum while maximising ventilation throughout the apartments and common areas.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Client
Cbus Property
Location
Epping, NSW
Floor area
41 152 m²
Original value
$200m+
Contact
Ray Brown