While there seems to be no stopping apartment towers going up in the CBD and Docklands, these days more and more questions are being asked about what kind of neighbourhoods are actually being created in these locations. Without proper amenity, many suggest that Docklands feels like a ghost town, and in the middle of the busy CBD a sense of serenity in the home is often lacking. Everyone can agree there is no privacy when residents in the tower next door can look directly into your apartment.
Cramming as many apartments as possible into concrete jungles goes strongly against our philosophy at K7 Developments. The location of every K7 project needs to meet strict criteria before we will consider it. Our projects need to: be within 10kms of the CBD; be close to public transport; be a safe, family friendly area; and be within walking distance of schools, parks and shops. Can the same always be said of these controversial CBD and Docklands apartments?
There is something intangible about where we choose to build as well, something which can’t be found on a map or a checklist of local amenity. Like us, many residents and investors see the value of established neighbourhoods where this sense community provides the foundation for an enriching life.