Sierra Nuvo Apartments, Highgate Hill


Highgate Hill Future Property Pty Ltd


Highgate Hill, QLD


73 weeks

Completion date

Q1 2020

Tomkins provided Design and Construction services to complete Sierra Nuvo, a six-level, 44-apartment residential development located at Highgate Hill. The project included delivery of four bespoke penthouses; with the remaining residences a mix of two, three and four-bedroom apartments.

Designed for owner-occupiers, the development boasts large floor plans, ensuites for each bedroom, walk-in laundries, and an abundance of glazing to maximise natural light. The apartments’ kitchens are fitted with natural stonework and high-end Smeg appliances.

Residents will be able to enjoy the development’s ‘Sky Garden’ located at Levels 6 and 7. Surrounded by tiered, landscaped gardens with an unobstructed view of Brisbane City, the Sky Garden features a 16-metre infinity-edge pool with a children’s wading area, a sunken lounge at the side of the pool, an astro-turf recreation zone, two separate dining areas complete with barbeque facilities, a formal dining zone set underneath one of four aluminium feature arbours, and a day bed zone.

Designed with a cozy and homelike aesthetic, Sierra Nuvo presents as a four-storey building when viewed at street level, with Levels 5, 6 and 7 set back from the facade to give the illusion of a smaller overall height. Softening features on the facade such as a patterned precast, simple aluminium balustrades and modest colours also support the development’s harmonisation with local surrounds.

Communal amenities

  • ‘Lightwell’ void extending from the lobby to the roof, providing natural light and ventilation
  • Feature entrance lobby with green walls
  • Level 1 common kitchen, lounge and outdoor entertaining garden
  • Storage cages for each unit located within the carparking facility
  • Built-in honed concrete seating
  • Italian cobble stones laid in decorative patterns
  • LED handrail lighting.

Sky Garden

  • 16 metre infinity edge pool and a wading pool, both built with flush transitions to the deck level and both fully suspended on springs
  • Dining terraces
  • Day bed terraces
  • 2 x communal barbeque areas
  • Astro-turf recreation zone.


  • Curved ceilings
  • Recessed lighting
  • Oversized glazing from sill to ceiling height
  • Glazed louvres with anti-fall screens
  • Internal glazed partitions
  • Smeg appliances
  • Natural stonework
  • Timber-look, 2 Pac veneer surfaces
  • Baths available throughout
  • 3.6 metre high ceilings on select units
  • 2.7 metre high ceilings on standard units.


  • Coffer ceilings
  • Recessed pelmet lighting
  • Recessed curtain lighting
  • Stone baths
  • Dual shower heads
  • Clipsal iconic switch plates
  • Strip grates
  • Frosted glazing
  • 3 x Smeg ovens per unit
  • Warming drawers
  • Vintec refrigerators
  • Pitt six-burner cooktops
  • 3.0–3.2 metre high ceilings.

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