Sherpa Property Group Lodges New Development Application For Perspective Nexus Palm Beach

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Sherpa Property Group has lodged a new development application for its Perspective Nexus development, in a move that the company says will pave the way for a residential project that will set a new standard for a luxury coastal lifestyle on the Gold Coast.

The code-assessable project, located on a 1,583sqm site at 949-953 Gold Coast Highway, will rise nine storeys and deliver an exclusive collection of 32 spacious apartments, including two half-floor penthouses and three skyhomes with their own private rooftops.

Sherpa’s latest development is the company’s 12th for the Gold Coast region and comes on the heels of a reimagination of the site which is located adjacent to Dune Café and overlooks the Palm Beach Parklands.

The proposed development is the product of a detailed design process led by HAL Architects that has taken into account the requirements of the Gold Coast city plan and the expectations of the local community.

Council’s approval for the original development application was overturned by an appeal in August, an outcome that Sherpa Founder Christie Leet took as an opportunity rather than a setback.

“We are excited to launch our new development in the coming months which has been carefully designed to be the best code assessable project in this world-class location,” said Mr Leet.

“It’s a superb site, next to the beach, Currumbin Creek, and the Pirate Park, so our mission was to make beach living even better.

“The Gold Coast, especially this Palm Beach location, can deliver a lifestyle that is the envy of the world so we wanted to facilitate and enhance that lifestyle.”

Sherpa has gone back to the drawing board with its latest proposal for the Palm Beach site where the company originally had proposed a 14-level project.

“After taking onboard community feedback from the original design, we are now submitting an entirely new proposal that has been scaled back to nine levels to ensure it is a code assessable development,” said Mr Leet.

“We are deeply committed to delivering a landmark residential project that provides the best beachside living at Palm Beach and we are looking forward to progressing the project once approvals have been granted.”

Buyers who previously signed up for apartments in Nexus will be given the first opportunity to purchase residences in the new development, which Sherpa expects to account for a large number of pre-sales.

“Many of our earlier buyers have shown faith in our vision for the site and, as a result, we are expecting a number of sales to be secured straight out of the gate prior to market launch,” said Mr Leet.

“We will be working with the original buyers first, before releasing the project to the public in the coming weeks.”

The development will deliver a suite of luxury two-to-four bedroom apartments, ranging from 112sqm to 661sqm, with those on upper levels offering spectacular views of Currumbin Alley and beyond to the Pacific Ocean.

The luxury development is primed for owner occupiers and downsizers who will enjoy unrivalled residents’ recreational and work-from home amenities.

“Our aim is to create a development that offers spacious designs with the best floorplans available on the Gold Coast,” said Mr Leet.

“The plans are in line with community feedback and deliver a more boutique look with enhanced design elements such as increased planting and greenery to ensure effortless integration with the suburb’s surrounds.”

Perspective Nexus will introduce a wide range of luxurious communal amenities for residents, including a dedicated wellness space with features such as a magnesium spa, outdoor kitchen, sauna, hot and cold pools and steam room along with a wellness garden for residents to embrace the beachside surrounds.

The new plans reveal a host of adjustments, including the addition of more than 70 car parks to the site for both residents and visitors – exceeding requirements to ensure owners and their guests have access to ample onsite parking.

Additional amenities and features of the property will include an electric car charging station, individual apartment storage, car wash bay, parcel delivery storage (including cold store) and more.

In view of the project being code assessable, the company anticipates development approval will be granted by February.

Construction is planned to start in the first quarter of 2024 for completion in the third quarter of 2025.