High density living part of Sekisui House project in growth corridor
The Ripley region is fast taking shape with developer Sekisui House announcing the masterplan community to include high density living in the next stage of the project.
Stage two of the Ripley Town Centre will include medium and high density residential seniors living in a new South Village quarter, as well as an extension to the existing centre for additional retail.
Sekisui House senior development manager Taku Hashimoto said Ripley Town Centre has been masterplanned with a ’20-minute neighbourhood’ philosophy that creates a low-carbon, connected community, surrounded by wide green spaces and interconnected by well-designed natural settings.
“Ipswich is growing rapidly, Ripley is the fastest growing area in Ipswich,” Mr Hashimoto said.
With the RAAF Base Amberley nearby, he said a lot of families were moving into the area and a need to accommodate different types of lifestyles.
Mr Hashimoto said Sekisui was looking at 12 storey units on site.
The masterplan is made up of 10 connected areas including:
CIVIC HEART: A place for cultural institutions, education and retail experiences surrounding a green forecourt.
THE HUB: Exceptional quality office, hotel and residential accommodation above Ripley station.
CENTRAL: Open laneways and tree-lined boulevards, home to experiential retail and mid-rise offices.
THE ESPLANADE: Indoor/outdoor dining and retail areas with community swimming lagoons and spaces.
THE GREEN: A live, work and learn village environment for young professionals, students and creatives.
HEALTH and WELLBEING: Hospital and aged care facilities for training, education and research with short term accommodation.
GATEWAY NORTH: An iconic ‘Flat Iron’ building with heritage inspired architecture and a shaded plaza.
NORTH VILLAGE: Eclectic bars, restaurants and shops with high-street character and open space access.
SOUTH VILLAGE: Medium to high rise residential for active lifestyles with ground level retail conveniences.
PARKSIDE VILLAGE: Residential terraces with open roof top green spaces and tree lined street level offices.