Chatswood Golf and Leisure

Independent Living Units and new Chatswood Golf Club House

Where Chatswood, Sydney Australia
Value $110m AUD
Solution Optimum design solution for the site
Client Watermark Living


The design of the golf club house will be come an iconic destination in the area. The club house will feature shared facilities for the club and residents including gym, pool, wellness centre, functions rooms, consulting rooms, bistro, lounge and café.

Project objective 

A joint venture between the Chatswood Golf club and Watermark living, the project objective was to develop a contemporary seniors living development and new golf club house that would allow the club to provide it members new contemporary facilities and assist in future proofing and diversifying the clubs long term revenue.

Client challenge 

To develop the optimum solution for the site that maximises outlook and amenity for the apartments whilst also minimising impacts to the neighbouring residents to ensure a smooth approval process through state planning and local council.

Life3A solution 

The solution was to consolidate the apartment building into a 5 storey building form that follows the natural escapement on the site, providing all apartments with spectacular golf course views, and minimising impacts to the neighbouring residents.

Exceptional outcome 

The project was approved in July 2021, with minimal changes to the design. The approval process involved both an SCC (re-zoning process) and Development Application. Given the potential for difficulties in the approval process, the sound urban design strategy adopted for the project proved convincing to the authorities and independent approval panel despite significant opposition from local residents.

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