DKSN: city life on your doorstep

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The race is on for a slice of Dickson after the launch of Stage 2 of Doma’s and Englobo’s new $160 million DKSN development.

As Dickson undergoes a massive transformation to become the city’s second CBD, Stage 2 of the ambitious DKSN residential project, Challis Street, presents a chance to secure a slice of the inner-city action.

Within a few metres of a major transport hub of light rail, bus interchange and cycle paths, DKSN residents will have access to unparalleled new amenities. These include a 90-place childcare centre, medical centre, gym, gastropub, shops, and supermarket.

The mixed-use development will connect business and commercial activities around a landscaped “Civic Plaza”, with a 13,200 square metre new ACT Government office building housing an estimated 1200 public servants.

Meanwhile, the promise of a Melbourne-style laneway-inspired Eat Street which will anchor the precinct, has the rest of the city keen for a taste.

With more than 20 dining opportunities, Eat Street will complement Dickson’s already colourful and distinctly multicultural restaurant heritage and has drawn the interest of some high-profile hospitality names in Canberra, Australia, and internationally (we are poised to bring you more on that soon!).

Stage 1 of the development, Cape Street, has already sold more than 80 per cent of its stock, according to Colliers International Director Residential Shane Radnell, who says interest is already high in the new offerings on Challis Street.

And there’s good reason.

These apartments—built over eight storeys—will stand out from the competition.

With high-end appliances (the oven, cooktop and dishwashers are all Smeg), and superior kitchen finishes, the look and feel of each new residence is a cut above.

Overseen by the award-winning Doma design team, the internal spaces are sleek and airy with seamless joinery maximising the flow of each space. Light-filled living areas open fully onto private balconies some with views of the city and beyond.

Units come with a choice of high specification colour scheme and all have integrated fridges, NBN and associated wall-mounted TV media wiring and provisions to showcase the latest online streaming TV services.

Given the price points—with one-beds starting from $329,900, two-beds starting from $519,900 and three-beds starting from $694,900—Challis had a solid start at launch with half the apartments selling in 10 days. Construction is due to start early in 2020.

At a VIP launch event last week, every guest received a fortune cookie which put them in the running for a $5,000 experience voucher. It was enough for the winner, Emily, to purchase her apartment then and there.

Doma’s Managing Director Jure Domazet said “As the office building emerges from behind the scaffold, commuters alight from the buses and light rail, people fill the footpaths around the site and retailers and commercial users commit to the site, the locational advantage of DKSN is clear to see.

“I am not surprised by the very strong sales in Challis and Cape as our buyers recognise the significance of this development in its transformation of Dickson into Canberra’s new northern CBD.”

For Englobo chairman and joint-development partner John Susa, DKSN will be at the heart of a radical remake of the suburb.

“This really is a legacy project that will see us helping create a new city centre of activity,” he said.

“It really will be a massive transformation.”

The DKSN Display Suite is now open at 76/2 Cape Street, Dickson (opposite Highroad) from Wednesday–Friday from 11 am–2 pm and Saturday–Sunday from 10 am–3 pm.

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