Located amongst Sydney’s established Northern suburbs, the Putney Hill development in Ryde is a lively community with everything a homeowner could ever need. The project was secured by COX winning a design competition held by Frasers.
Putney is a popular neighbourhood of over 700 apartments and houses, nestled amongst parklands, community gardens, children’s playgrounds, running tracks and native bushland. Since building started in 2011 it has become a desired development, with stages being fast-tracked in 2015 due to the sell-out success of first release apartments.
All 700 dwellings, which range from apartments to houses, were constructed in six stages. Typologies include low-rise houses on terraced landscapes, semi-detached dwellings along the edge of the site and low-density dwellings that transition in scale.
The development dedicated over 60-per-cent of the site to open space – set among flowering canopies of mature evergreen trees, including figs and fragrant fruit trees. Key public spaces include a rooftop terrace and community garden, landscaped courtyard, law and BBQ areas, multi-purpose communal room complete with a kitchen and outdoor fitness equipment.
A sensitively scaled domestic contemporary architecture informed the planning of the dwellings and the strong relationship between inside and outside spaces. Elements such as balconies, terraces and pergolas add articulation to the architecture. The apartments are carefully massed and incorporate a range of finishes.
The development has views across to the Harbour, Sydney CBD and Parramatta River – with design influenced by this. A viewing tower was installed for those wishing to experience the sweeping vistas.
This project has made positive contributions to the public realm – designing a development that encourages social interaction and the use of public transport. Putney Hill residents can easily access schools, restaurants, shops, major amenities and beautiful parklands.