Designed by Stanisic Architects, Imperial’s soon-to-be-iconic two towers are interlinked to minimise its size in the Hurstville City Centre and optimise light and ventilation to living spaces.
Development director Bill El-Cheikh says, “Imperial will offer outstanding sophistication and ultimate luxury for Hurstville. We’re giving the community the chance to be a part of an iconic new development which will be like nothing Hurstville as ever seen before.”
Colliers Director Curtis Field says, “Hurstville has become an engaging multicultural destination for buyers with a strong economic and social offering. Imperial will provide buyers the opportunity to be involved with a flourishing community and central business district.”
Externally, the design follows a precious metal theme. Balconies to the north overlooking Treacy Street are fitted with a golden metal ‘jacket’ that acts as an environmental filter to screen living areas and bedrooms from the hot summer sun and reduce heat loss in winter. Continuing the golden leitmotif, side walls and sky garden recesses will feature vivid, burnt yellow hues that reflect the sun.
Looking towards the south and the Illawarra railway corridor, a glass screen encloses wintergardens by operable glass panels that reduce noise. Where necessary, glass will be alternately clear or translucent for privacy and light control, and double-glazed to retain warmth. Silver finished metal panels, bronze screens and bronze framing complete the sophisticated metallic theme.
The five-star styled main lobby boasts bronze metal feature walls and 6-metre-high ceilings, natural stone flooring and a crystal-like light pendant. Apartment lobbies, shops and a community room activate a generous pedestrian terrace at ground level.
Extensive green spaces bring the outdoors in – a podium courtyard, two skygardens and a roof terrace offer ample opportunity for social connection between residents and break out spaces for quiet contemplation.
Inside the luxury apartments, most kitchens feature island benches with stone benchtops, AEG appliances and generous spaces. Bathroom benches continue the stone theme complemented by tiled splashbacks and LED lighting. Using the latest ‘low hanging’ vanities has created abundant storage space.
Imperial Hurstville will launch on November 8 2014 with construction to commence June 2015 Completion is expected in June 2017.