Bathla Flags Second Project in Same Box Hill Street


Bathla Investments, the prolific developer out of Sydney’s western suburbs, has filed plans for 178 apartments in four buildings at Box Hill, in the same street as another of their applications still awaiting a decision.

The new filing seeks four residential flat buildings, each of up to six storeys at 6 Alan Street, at Box Hill, about 45km north-west of Sydney CBD.

In March of last year Bathla lodged plans, again with the Hills Shire Council, for a $19-million residential tower at 1 Alan Street at Box Hill—about 50m away and on the other side of the street.

Plans for that seven-storey tower are still to be decided upon.

A spokesman for Bathla said the company had “several holdings on that road”, but would not discuss the applications any further.

In the latest documents prepared by the Universal Property Group, which also trades as Bathla, the developers are asking to build 24 one-bedroom, 93 two-bedroom and 61 three-bedroom units on an irregular block of about 1.33ha, with a 48m frontage to Alan Street.

Three basement levels will provide parking for 182 cars and 91 bicycles.

Architectural plans are by Cottee Parker.

▲ It’s the developer’s second application for a residential build at Alan Street,  Box Hill, in Sydney.

Documents show the site has one residential home and two sheds on it. An application to demolish and remove all those structures was approved in July last year. A dam to the northeast of the site will be drained and filled.

The site, which has an R4 zoning, is in an area that allows a maximum building height of 21 metres. The lift overruns exceed the height level by slightly less than a metre.

In lodging the documents, Universal Property Group said: “The proposed residential flat building seeks to provide additional future residential housing provision located within the North West Growth Sector of Sydney and is considered to be in the public interest.”

On its website, Bathla says it is a family-owned business, established in 1997. It lists 43 current projects, the bulk of which are north-west of Parramatta. 


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