Buyers Pocket a bargain

Claremont CEO Stephen Goode, LandCorp general manager Luke Willcock and Georgiou Capital executive director John Siamos. Below: An artist’s impression of the development.
Claremont CEO Stephen Goode, LandCorp general manager Luke Willcock and Georgiou Capital executive director John Siamos. Below: An artist’s impression of the development.

After a month on the market, more than half the apartments at The Pocket have been snapped up, with contracts totalling more than $36 million.

Located opposite Claremont Quarter and bordering Claremont Oval, The Pocket is part of the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond strategy to tackle urban sprawl and create housing on underutilised land in established suburbs. Ultimately, Claremont on the Park will be home to more than 1000 people.

Developed by Georgiou Living, The Pocket encompasses 95 quality homes set around a central landscaped garden and a substantial public art component.

It is designed by Cameron Chisolm Nicol Architects, winner of the 2013 AIA Sir Zelman Cowen Award for its work on the Perth Arena. The one-bedroom apartments are for sale from $485,000 or from $875,000 for two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Features include double-glazing, energy-efficient hot water systems, car-charging stations, bicycle facilities and solar power.

Selling agent Cindy Lee said the strong response was unsurprising given the rarity of developments to this scale in the western suburbs.

‘The location and amenity being offered by The Pocket is near unbeatable in the market,’ she said.

Construction is scheduled to begin in July, with completion during the first quarter of 2016.

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