Construction commences on Lumia


Construction has commenced on a highly sought-after address in Sydney’s Norwest – Lumia, located in Sekisui House’s $1 billion The Orchards masterplanned community.

Sekisui House has appointed Growthbuilt to build Lumia (Stage 3), designed by award winning architectural practice Turner, comprising 330 nature inspired apartments that are located in the heart of Norwest

Hide Seguchi, CEO & Managing Director at Sekisui House Australia comments, “Sekisui House’s vision for The Orchards is to create a sustainable and prosperous community, a place where people want to live, work and enjoy their lives. Lumia is surrounded by natural assets – large trees, linear park and waterways. Importantly, Turner has embraced the symbiotic relationship with nature in their design to ensure each resident can experience these natural assets as part of their everyday living.”

“We have appointed Growthbuilt, one of Sydney’s leading builders, for the second time following an ongoing collaborative partnership for Aire (Stage 2). The team continues to work closely with us on our shared vision for The Orchards and is set to deliver an excellent outcome for Lumia. More than 800 direct and indirect jobs will be created during Lumia’s construction phase, which will further invigorate the New South Wales economy,” said George Gesouras, Project Director at Sekisui House Australia.

Colin Rahim, Joint CEO & Director at Growthbuilt comments, “It is pleasing to see that Sekisui House has recognised our expertise, passion and successful partnership whilst building Aire by entrusting us to deliver Lumia. Growthbuilt is committed to design, innovation, leading construction techniques and access to the best people in the industry, which has enabled us to add genuine value to Sekisui House’s premium property portfolio.

“Understanding Sekisui House’s vision has been key to our relationship. As a builder, we focus on producing high-quality built form that last for generations. Growthbuilt goes the extra mile, exceeding expectations on site, off site and throughout the building journey.”

Lumia will feature an advanced energy generation system including solar power and an efficient hot water plant. Each apartment has been designed to take advantage of the district views and green outlook with large format windows and oversized balconies. Separation of active living and quiet sleeping zones, oversized kitchens, a variety of storage space, study alcoves and max rooms accentuate livability for residents.

A key feature of Lumia is the outdoor pool and pavilion. This pavilion is appointed with a collection of communal and intimate dining and lounge areas that overlook the pool and linear park. Embracing the natural setting, the pool and pavilion have been designed to embrace the organic forms found in nature. An infinity water edge, floating lounges and green landscaped roof further heighten the connection to nature.

Sales are progressing strongly in Lumia’s phase 1 apartment release with over 65 per cent sold. Phase 1 comprises 203 contemporary apartments, comprising a mix of 71 one beds, 118 two beds, 13 three beds and one four bed penthouse.

David Lee, Sales Manager, Developments and Communities – The Orchards said, “When it comes to buying a property in the current economic climate, home purchasers need future certainty. We have found that Lumia buyers are confident in buying from a global developer established since 1960, delivering over 2.5 million homes around the world.”

Due to overwhelming demand for phase 1, Sekisui House will bring forward the launch of phase 2 early this year.

The Orchards offers purchasers rare high-quality designer apartments that meld with the masterplanned community spread across 8.1 hectares. The masterplan, designed by Turner Architects is spread across seven stages with heights ranging from six, seven, nine and 13 storeys. When completed the community will comprise 1300 generously proportioned apartments.

Set on a nature site with a creek and cycle/walkways, The Orchards will feature recreational amenities including a 1.4-hectare public park, playgrounds, break-out green spaces, outdoor lagoon pool, large indoor fitness centre and indoor heated swimming pool.

For further information about Lumia and The Orchards, visit or call 1800 606 808.