World class design for Stage 2 of $800 million The Gladstone Village

Leading Sydney residential developer, ALAND, has submitted plans for the second stage of its $800 million masterplanned precinct, The Gladstone Village, which is transforming the suburb of Merrylands, in Sydney’s west.

The proposal for a 20-storey building, includes 245 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, three ground floor retail spaces and a large residents’ only rooftop terrace.

On completion ALAND’s 2.5ha masterplanned precinct, will provide 1100 residential apartments across multiple buildings, a selection of amenities, located around a central park and green spaces.

The new site, located on the corner of Neil Street and the future McLeod Road, is 150m from Merrylands train station and opposite the Stockland Merrylands Shopping Centre.

ALAND engaged a top tier consultancy team, PTW Architects, Land & Form Studio Landscape Architects and Think Planning, to collaborate on the design of stage two, to ensure the highest quality design and livability outcome for Merrylands.

ALAND Head of Development Ryan Lane said they partnered with leading design groups to elevate the standard of design and living in Merrylands.

“We are fortunate to work with an experienced team who have designed a product that is a game-changer for Merrylands, there is really nothing else like it in the area,” he said.

“The team brings a diverse background designing high-density mixed-use projects that have best-in-class urban design. The result for Merrylands will be a contemporary and well-rounded design that will be a wonderful place for residents to live and one that considers the surrounding environment.”

The proposed mix of apartments includes 28 one-bedroom, 196 two-bedrooms and 21 three-bedrooms.

ALAND Senior Development Manager Anas Rahhal said the apartments have been crafted to cater to the current and future needs of residents with quality finishes and functionality prioritised.

“We’re catering to the evolving needs of future residents as such our floorplans have been designed above industry standards, offering generous areas and support the need to work from home by including larger study areas and generous living spaces ranging with apartment sizes ranging between 53 – 124sqm,” he said.

“The project is set to provide best-in-class precinct living in this region, with ultra-convenience having the transport interchange, shopping centre, open space all at your doorstep.”

On the top level, residents will have access to a private 940sqm rooftop terrace providing a variety of amenity, incorporating an outdoor cinema screen, barbecue area kitchen pavilion, yoga and retreat spaces as well as a community vegetable gardens. Designed to provide views of Parramatta and Sydney CBDs as well as the Blue Mountains.

Think Planners Director Johnathon Wood commends the development’s world class design and its significance in Merrylands.

“This building, with a design by award winning architects PTW, will contribute to the architectural quality that is emerging in Merrylands town centre.  It’s a great team to be working with, all are focused on good architecture and quality public open space.” Mr Wood says.

Apartments on level one will have access to private landscaped gardens with retreat seating, covered breakout spaces and a kid’s play soft turf area.

The retail spaces, expected to attract a mix of alfresco dining options, will seamlessly link to an activated public open space and tree-lined boulevards connected to the wider Gladstone Village.

PTW Architects Director Siobhan McInerney says that the open space is designed to connect to the surrounding environment.

“This handsome new tower and podium building, aims to provide an enhanced ground level pedestrian experience for locals stopping for a coffee on their way to the train station, as well as linking to existing open parkland to the north,” Ms McInerney says.

Quartz, the first stage of The Gladstone Village located at 224-240 Pitt Street is currently under construction and has just over 100 apartments remaining. For more information visit