Silk’s New Ascot Development Breaks Ground

  Silk Bespoke Days:  Loucas Zahos Architects Directors Michael Loucas and Con Zahos, Councillor David McLachlan, and GeoCal Constructions Director George Callianiotis

Silk Bespoke Days: Loucas Zahos Architects Directors Michael Loucas and Con Zahos, Councillor David McLachlan, and GeoCal Constructions Director George Callianiotis

Great news today for Brisbane City Council’s Hamilton Ward, with Councillor David McLachlan ceremoniously breaking ground at Silk’s new urban renewal project in Ascot, due for completion in September 2019.

The public event marked the start of construction for Silk, Brisbane’s new development with ground floor retail, first floor commercial and a limited number of bespoke, owner-occupier apartments. There is nothing quite like Silk in Brisbane, with residents having unparalleled input into the ultimate design of their new apartment, including layout and finishes selection.

Councillor McLachlan said Silk is a welcome addition to Racecourse Road.

“We welcome Silk to the Racecourse Road Precinct and celebrate its design quality, which promotes a strong sense of community and diversity,” said Cr McLachlan.

“The historic suburb of Ascot is home to a vibrant community that is always growing. With urban renewal projects like Silk, the Kingsford Smith Upgrade at one end of Racecourse Road and a new district park at the other, Ascot continues to thrive,” he said.

  Breaking Ground:  Councillor McLachlan breaks ground at Silk on Racecourse Road

Breaking Ground: Councillor McLachlan breaks ground at Silk on Racecourse Road

According to Principal Architect Con Zahos, who is behind the innovative Silk development, we’ll see more bespoke apartments in mixed-use buildings in future.

“Clients increasingly say they want a high-quality apartment in a premier location with the flexibility to change design elements to suit their lifestyle. We’ve been creating original, bespoke developments like Silk since 2002 but it’s becoming more in demand,” said Mr Zahos.

Mr Zahos said it was important for residents to have design input, as well as a choice to retreat to their private apartments or easily venture out for a coffee, enjoy green spaces and be part of the local community.

“By accommodating design changes to suit the individual, our clients can truly create an urban lifestyle they’ll love,” he said.

Place Projects Agent, Jennifer Schoenmaker, represents apartments including Silk designed by award-winning Loucas Zahos Architects. Jen says the move to smaller, luxury homes is concentrated around the inner-city.

“We’re definitely seeing a trend in new luxury apartments near the Brisbane CBD and Silk is a standout with bespoke quality on offer,” said Ms Schoenmaker.

She added: “There has already been lots of interest in the Silk development so interested buyers will have to be quick, with construction now commencing.”

Josh Toner