MARINA LEAVES OTHERS IN SHADE
Artists’ impressions of Blackburne’s Marina East. BLACKBURNE will launch Stage 2 of its Marina East project in Ascot this weekend.
Stage 1 of the 91-apartment development met a strong response.
“We’ve had 913 registrations of interest since launching the project and stage 1 has been an overwhelming success, with over $28 million of apartments already sold,” managing director Paul Blackburne said.
“In response to the demand that exists, we are releasing 10 new apartment designs at the stage 2 launch this Saturday at 11am.”
Designed by architect firm Hames Sharley, Marina East will include a mix of one, two and threebedroom apartments and penthouses, most with direct river views, over three boutique-sized buildings.
There will also be a ground-floor cafe overlooking the marina and residents will have access to a private internal garden and alfresco barbecue and dining area.
Recreation facilities will include a gym, yoga room and sauna, and a water sports room.
“This will include a couple of SUP boards and kayaks for residents to use, where they can paddle up the river and around the parkland in the area,” Mr Blackburne said.
“Residents will also have the option to store their water sports gear in this area.”
Marina East’s location, on the only marina east of Perth, will provide easy access to shops in Maylands and Morley, while residents can take their boat along the river from the Swan Valley to Fremantle, passing the Ascot Racecourse, Maylands Peninsula Golf Course, Perth Stadium, Crown Perth and Elizabeth Quay along the way.
Mr Blackburne said buyers were coming from across Perth and were mainly owner-occupiers, particularly downsizers wanting larger twobedroom apartments, threebedroom apartments and penthouses and the location held a lot of appeal.
“One buyer loved the shaded walkways and cycleways along the river, which their location in South Perth doesn’t offer,” he said.
“They also liked the birdlife, outlook, proximity to work and the new stadium – they have already walked it and it took 35 minutes – and the mix of the amenity.”
For more information, visit www.marinaeast.com.au or call 9429 5777.
A sales display with demonstration kitchen, bathroom and viewing tower is at 16 Marina Drive, Ascot.