THEY are set to soar over Newcastle’s west end – changing the city skyline forever – but have not yet received a single submission in opposition to the proposal.
It’s a point developer Warwick Miller is reflecting on as the $130 million Verve Residences reached a new milestone on Tuesday.
Speaking after the unveiling of the development’s display suite ahead of its official launch at the weekend, Mr Miller acknowledged it was rare for a major project to receive no objections despite being on display for more than two months.
“I think it shows we’re enjoying great support,” he said. “We’ve had a very large volume of interest even before the official launch on Saturday.”
Mr Miller said some unit sales were “already in the bag” but the bulk of the 197 units would be released for sale on Saturday.
They are expected to sell for between $385,000 for a one-bedroom unit to more than $3.5 million for the five-bedroom penthouse.
Mr Miller declined to reveal the exact number of units that had been pre-sold, but said overall inquiry was strong.
“They are local people who have been making inquiries,” he said, adding that many were potential owner-occupiers.
“They are owner-occupiers because what they want is the amenity – it encompasses the ability to walk to the shops and is very close to public transport. It ticks all those boxes.”
If approved, the 19-storey twin towers will occupy 4585 metres fronting King Street across from Marketown, with construction expected to finish in late 2018.