- Cedar Woods operate in four states, they have 34 projects in progress or coming soon
- Key trends include: conservation, sustainability, infill projects, work from home spaces
- Maximising daylight sun during winter, providing shade during summer
Offering people what they want is an obvious key determinant of business success, but when it comes to property, people have varying demands, and staying up with these trends is key.
ASX-listed property developer Cedar Woods has been doing this since the mid-1980s, and currently has 34 projects underway or coming to the market soon.
A truly national developer – with developments in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Victoria – the company offers everything from housing lots in master-planned communities to urban infill communities with townhouses and apartments.
The company has created a national pipeline of more than 8,400 dwellings, enabling them to offer a range of options to home buyers.
“Our strength is our ability to respond to market trends nimbly and develop new housing communities that reflect customer needs, whether that be a move to more sustainable living in an environmentally conscious community or a built form, architecturally designed townhome addressing the shifting lifestyle preferences of Australians.”
Nathan Blackburne, Cedar Woods’ Managing Director
Lots and lots of open space
Aster Apartments is Cedar Woods’ final release within a larger 6.5-hectare masterplanned community Jackson Green in Victoria’s vibrant suburb Clayton South.
The apartments embrace community living and open green space – they are situated across from Jackson Green’s central park boasting over 4,700sqm of public open space. We know that having convenient access to open green spaces is more important than ever, especially in the current pandemic climate where people do not have access to a private backyard.
Aster boasts abundant natural light, high-quality finishes and generous balconies that overlook manicured gardens. These beautifully crafted spaces provide the ideal setting for entertaining friends and family or enjoying a relaxing moment amongst nature.
Parcel lockers were introduced into the apartment building design later into the project in response to the global pandemic and the shifting trend towards online shopping.
Aster has focused on green design to appeal to environmentally conscious investors and lessen the development’s impact on the surrounding communities.
The homes include sustainable inclusions like double glazing, solar panels for the powering of communal areas, electric car charging facilities and an Ohmie Go shared car, rainwater reuse systems for irrigation and bicycle storage.
Conserving the environment
Cedar Woods’ Bushmead development was conceived after the company identified a movement towards more sustainable living.
Bushmead responded to the environment conservation trend by offering blocks in bush settings that gave buyers the tranquil, environmentally sustainable lifestyle they wanted along with the benefits of a well-connected location just 16km from the Perth CBD.
Bushmead is one of only a handful of communities in WA to have been awarded Urban Development Institute of Australia’s 6-Leaf EnviroDevelopment Accreditation.
With over 185 hectares preserved as pristine natural bushland, Cedar Woods’ Bushmead embraced the trend of the green space and spoke to the needs of customers by offering them a home surrounded by native flora, parks, walking trails and the tranquility of nature.
In recognition of its sustainability credentials, Bushmead was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award by the UDIA in 2020.
By delivering against the sustainability trend, Bushmead has become one of the most popular estates in Cedar Woods’ WA portfolio.
In-fill popular suburbs
In recent years, Cedar Woods has been quietly responding to the pursuit of infill development.
“Cedar Woods understands the emerging needs of new home buyers and how to create a high-quality built form product that appeals to them”, said Mr Blackburne.
New apartments at Cedar Woods’ Incontro in Subiaco are using the natural climate and smart passive design to make sure owners are not reliant on air conditioning and power.
Townhomes are designed according to orientation, maximising daylight while providing shade during summer. Whilst apartments and townhomes provide a desired compact lifestyle for customers, Cedar Woods has identified that common areas and green spaces where neighbours can connect are important considerations for prospective buyers.
In response, Incontro features Little Green, a stretch of parkland flowing through the spine of the development, creating a connecting passage for residents to socialise outdoors and get to know their neighbours.
Work from home trend
Customers who have embraced the working from home trend are asking to incorporate additional flexi space into townhouse designs that can be used for an extra bedroom, entertainment room, study or even a gym. Cedar Woods’ Incontro has answered with the Fonzie flat – a flexible room above the garage.
Surrounded by some of South Australia’s most impressive historic architecture, Cedar Woods’ Glenside project is a sophisticated, master-planned community offering a range of luxury living. Glenside fills the gap for customers looking for more space whilst still being surrounded by impressive design and amenity.
Cedar Woods continues to grow and thrive in a range of markets by delivering projects that address customer needs, fill gaps in the market and are designed in line with the latest urban living trends.
Cedar Woods recognises that no two customers are the same; the company’s well-established strategy helps ensure that products have broad customer appeal, have something to offer many different buyer profiles and can perform well in a range of market conditions.
If you would like to know more, please contact Cedar Woods.