Thirty8 Albert Ave, Chatswood
Wu International’s flagship property, Thirty 8 Albert Avenue, was completed in November 2015. Located at 38 Albert Avenue, Chatswood in centre of northern Sydney’s CBD, it occupies a prime location on the corner of Albert Avenue and Archer Street adjacent the Westfield centre.
The development is mixed-use and contains a 100 room serviced apartment hotel, 71 luxurious residential apartments comprising 19 one bedroom apartments, 36 two bedroom apartments and 16 three bedroom apartments all sold off the plan, and a state of the art eye hospital along with some minor retail and a 3-level basement with 244 car spaces,” added Ross. “The property contains six different classes of building under the BCA. The integration of all these uses with the built form was quite complex to achieve fire separation and emergency system.”
Thirty 8 Albert Avenue accommodates seven levels of spacious, luxurious apartments with a distinct emphasis on quality of life and age-old Feng Shui principles that provide the perfect executive or family address. Level two contains a tranquil zone, encompassing a pool, spa and gym. The landscaped rooftop is designed for communal recreational use and is a good place to enjoy the sun and catch up with neighbours.
The finishes have been carefully selected to create confident, aesthetically impressive interiors for the apartments that incorporate natural stone and high quality inclusions. The changing light throughout the day provides ever-varied colours, moods and shadows within the context of the white spaces. Warm, inviting coloured wall tiles enhance the bathrooms.
Thirty 8 Albert Avenue is being submitted in the UDIA Awards for Excellence in Urban Development. “The Chatswood site was chosen first as it’s one of the North Shore’s major commercial and retail districts, renowned for good shopping. The centralised rail and bus terminal further enhanced the conveniences for residents. Chatwood’s skyline is dominated by gleaming office and apartment buildings, similar to Sydney’s CBD and can be seen from miles away. Thirty 8 Albert has a prime location with an excellent vista that doesn’t impede on any other building,” explained Ross. “Our next site in North Sydney will be for a boutique two apartment residential development. We own property in Liverpool and are looking to consolidate the sites to propose a development of some 400 apartments, retail and commercial areas.”