First look: Roche Group file plans for next stage of Calypso Bay, Gold Coast masterplan

Sydney-based developer Roche Group has filed plans for the next stage of its Jacobs Well, Gold Coast masterplan.

They’ll be bringing much needed supply to the Gold Coast, submitting a development application for 76 three and four-bedroom duplexes on a 2.46-hectare site within their $2 billion Calypso Bay masterplan halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

They’ve had local architecture firm BDA design the duplexes, with three different floorplans and 12 different external designs on offer.

Each duplex will have two levels and two car spaces. The four-bedroom duplexes will have a multi-purpose space, while the three-bedroom duplexes will feature a master suite with walk in wardrobe and bathroom, and a separate study area.


In their design submission, BDA said the proposed townhomes will enhance and support the existing community by broadening the range of housing options for new and existing residents.

“The proposal has been designed to have a cohesive modern character, where the expression and form of the buildings work in concert, creating a light, clean, modern look, with the addition of traditional residential elements,” the submission read.

A timeless elegant subtropical architectural style, supported by a lush native landscape will create a sense of place, help enhance the vibrant Calypso Bay community and create an ideal environment to call home.

The site is located on the corner of Harbour Boulevard and the unformed Helmore Road, at the entry to the Calypso Bay Estate. The triangular shape of the site, the screened location and dense vegetation to the south and west has driven the site planning.

“Based on location and characteristics, it is considered the site is an ideal location for medium density development fulfilling the intent approved plan of development with well-designed and contextually appropriate housing,” BDA added.

They described Calypso Bay as “a destination in waterfront residential living.”

Nearly 25 per cent, some 5,440 sqm, is dedicated to communal landscaping. The duplexes will be developed around a central 20 metre pool with a tiered lounging space and adjoining barbecue and dining area.


DBI, who handled the landscaping, said the landscape design aims to develop a modern and elegant landscape that enhances the unique character of the site and reinforces its sense of place within the Calypso Bay development.

“The design will incorporate hardscape elements such as walls, fences, and finishes that draw inspiration from the proposed architectural forms to create a cohesive environment.”

The $2 billion masterplanned community will comprise around 1,400 homes and 840 apartments, when it’s completed. It will home around 5,500 people.

Roche Group recently filed plans for a mixed-use development in Sydney’s Lilyfield.

Article source: Queensland Property Investor