What are Green Spaces?
Green spaces, in the context of apartment developments in central city locations, refer to areas within or around the developments that are designed and landscaped with vegetation, such as parks, gardens, courtyards, or even rooftop gardens.
These spaces are created to introduce elements of nature, tranquillity, and recreational opportunities within the urban environment.
When you step into the newly completed West Side Place precinct in Melbourne’s CBD, you’re not just entering a luxury residence; you’re immersing yourself in a world where green spaces and gardens become an integral part of your life.
These green sanctuaries aren’t just aesthetically pleasing; they are a testament to the commitment towards the well-being of residents and the environment.
The sprawling landscape design of West Side Place stretches between Spencer Street, Lonsdale Street, Little Lonsdale Street, and Merriman Lane. Here, you’ll find two podiums flanking a central green laneway, complete with ground-floor retail tenancies and hotel lobbies. But it’s not just the eye-catching design; it’s the health benefits that were considered when these green spaces were meticulously planned.
Mental Well-Being and Environmental Benefits of Public Green Spaces
The upper-level terraces at West Side Place are designed to offer residents a serene escape and mental refuge, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Urban green spaces offer a sanctuary of calm in the midst of bustling city life, and their positive impact on mental well-being is profound. Plant life coupled with seating zones provide a refuge from the constant stimuli and stresses of urban living, offering a tranquil environment where people can disconnect from their fast-paced routines and reconnect with nature.
Spending time in green spaces encourages mindfulness, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and scents of nature. This can lead to a significant reduction in anxiety and an improved overall sense of well-being.
Moreover, urban green spaces foster a sense of community and social interaction. They serve as gathering places where residents from diverse backgrounds can come together, whether for a picnic, a jog, or simply to enjoy a breath of fresh air.
These social interactions contribute to a sense of belonging and connectedness, combating feelings of isolation and loneliness that are often associated with urban living. The act of engaging with green spaces also promotes physical activity, which has a direct positive impact on mental health.
Regular exercise in these settings can release endorphins, reduce symptoms of depression, and boost self-esteem.
With individual water features, plentiful seating, BBQ facilities, and outdoor dining areas, the terraces of West Side Place cater to residents of all ages and interests, ensuring they can unwind right at home.
Beyond the residents themselves, urban green spaces are beneficial to the environment too. The rich plant-life and meticulously designed gardens contribute to a more sustainable ecosystem as green pockets aid in combating the urban heat island effect, reducing air pollution, and providing habitats for local fauna.
Physical Health and Active Living
Living amidst green spaces encourages physical activity. The extensive network of public green spaces features lush gardens and park areas, interwoven with paved pathways. This setup not only enhances the aesthetics but also motivates residents and visitors to take leisurely strolls, jog, or engage in yoga and fitness activities, without having to leave the precinct.
Sky Residents of towers 3 (levels 43-68) and 4 (levels 42-70) have the added privilege of enjoying a rooftop terrace with three plunge pools under a series of shade structures. These pools, inspired by tropical rock pools, are surrounded by lush plantings and intimate seating areas. It’s an exclusive haven in the heart of the city, providing residents with yet another reason to relish outdoor living.
Green spaces are not just about solitude; they also facilitate social interactions. Public gardens are dotted with outdoor seating and sculptural artwork, creating a perfect blend of serenity and style. These spaces are designed to promote community engagement, where residents can come together, share moments, and form lasting bonds.
One of the great perks of living in West Side Place is the freedom from the burdens of garden maintenance. No more mowing lawns, pruning bushes, or weeding flower beds. The expert team takes care of it all, ensuring that you have more time to savour the delights of your green surroundings and indulge in outdoor activities without worrying about upkeep.
Proximity to Melbourne CBD’s Public Gardens
The precinct celebrates its proximity to Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne’s oldest park. This green jewel, extending over 7 hectares, offers breath-taking views from West Side Place. You can enjoy the beauty of mature trees and flower beds, with long stretches of shaded pathways beneath towering elms.
Read about the other parks and gardens situated in Melbourne’s CBD within close proximity to West Place.
Enjoy Green City Life with West Side Place
West Side Place in Melbourne’s CBD is not just a place to live; it’s an invitation to experience a healthier, low-maintenance lifestyle in the heart of the city.
With abundant green spaces and gardens that offer mental, physical, environmental, and social benefits, residents can truly revel in a life of well-being and relaxation.
Plus, the freedom from garden maintenance adds the cherry on top, allowing you to fully embrace the gift of nature.
To explore the precinct and all it has to offer, enter your details via the Enquiry Form and our sales team will get in touch to organise a tour.