Photograph by Melinda Jane
Written by Cassidy Pearce, Western Weekender
Construction has officially commenced on the region’s newest residency development, Solis by Astina.
The milestone was commemorated with a ground breaking ceremony last week, attended by Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, and Mayor of Penrith, Tricia Hitchen.
Developed in partnership with CBG Group, Solis will include lavish one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, as well as a series of exclusive penthouses and terraces on John Tipping Grove in Penrith.
Not only is the build set to be aesthetically pleasing, mimicking the natural environment with tonal colours, curved bricks, and abundant landscaping, but will also boast a host of high-end amenities throughout.
Having seen the success of their previous development, Astina Suites, Director of Astina William Schrumpf said demand was what inspired him to turn a luxurious weekend into a lifetime.
“We put the rooftop pool and the bar upstairs [at Astina Suites], and then we had so many people come and go, ‘How do we buy one of these apartments?’, and we had to tell them they weren’t for sale, because it’s a hotel,” he said.
But, he assures that Solis is taking it to the next level when it comes to recreation, projecting the idea of ‘living on the rooftops’.
“This is one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in Penrith, or western Sydney,” he said.
“I think the fact that you’ve got two rooftop pools, on each building, plus a rooftop exercise area, plus a rooftop sauna, the amenity that’s in Solis is really something that hasn’t yet been achieved, and it’s really hotel-style living in a residential building overlooking the beautiful Blue Mountains.”
Schrumpf hopes to be setting a new standard for Penrith.
“I think this is the start of a new wave of development coming through Penrith that’s ultimately driven by quality and amenity,” he said.
Solis is being built both for and by people the people of Penrith, with up to 80 per cent of suppliers and tradesmen on the project coming from the local area.
“It’s not only investment of locals buying into a Penrith project, but all of the money spent building the project gets reinjected back into the Penrith economy,” he said.
“As locals ourselves, we really push to have local money spent in Penrith and staying in Penrith, and this is another example a project that does just that.”
With an 18-month construction schedule, Solis is set to be complete in mid-2024.