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Acclaimed Landscape Designer and Television Host Jamie Durie to landscape $1 billion Maddison Estate
Internationally acclaimed landscape designer, horticulturist and television host Jamie Durie has been appointed to deliver his design skills on a AU$1 billion residential estate on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Covering a massive 118 hectares, and perfectly situated in the Gold Coast’s booming northern corridor, the Maddison Estate will be home to about 3500 residents and will comprise a mix of houses, townhouses, apartments, shops, restaurants and world class sporting facilities. The development will be complimented with a Village Square and Central Park with an amphitheatre, 37 hectares comprising six high-quality recreation parks and three conservation parks. The estate demonstrates best practice urban design principles ensuring each home is generally located within 250 metres to any of these parks.
LM Investment Management Ltd’s CEO Peter Drake says he’s delighted to announce the unparalleled residential project and is proud to have secured the services of Jamie Durie and Durie Design to create world-class landscape designs and gardens.
“Maddison will set a new standard for residential living globally and we are delighted to announce the appointment of such an iconic figure to create stand-out landscape designs and gardens for Maddison,” he said.
“Jamie’s genuine enthusiasm for Maddison Estate will no doubt add to the excitement that the community and investors have already expressed about living in such a well-designed, vibrant master-planned community.”
Internationally renowned, Jamie Durie is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer, horticulturist, television host, author and founder and director of Durie Design. Jamie, who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal this year, has appeared in more than 30 television shows worldwide, including Australia’s popular Backyard Blitz, which won six Logie Awards, as well as being a regular guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and hosting his own shows, The Outdoor Room and HGTV specials, which air in the United States.
Jamie has completed the Al Gore Climate Project Training Course and is now an official Al Gore Climate Project Presenter. He is also an Ambassador to many worthy causes including Earth Hour, Planet Ark, Plan International and the Children’s Cancer Institute.
Through his television shows, nine best-selling books and as editorial director of his own magazine, Jamie is recognised as pioneering and popularising outdoor living spaces.
Durie Design has created large-scale landmark designs and resorts throughout Australia and globally in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States, Spain, Morocco and Dubai.
Jamie has won 33 design awards, including a gold medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in the UK, and has been invited to exhibit and compete at shows throughout Australia, the U.S., Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.
The Australian garden design expert says he’s flattered to be associated with his country’s unique residential development.
“Our landscape designs will reflect the unique quality of Maddison, with each precinct being its own masterpiece,”
“We will also take into account the lush surrounds of the estate, and work with a variety of native species on the site to create dynamic useable open spaces and statement gardens.”
It’s anticipated, the ground-breaking Maddison Estate is expected to be finished in about seven years.
Stage one is being launched onto the market later this year and with a highly anticipated sales rush expected from both local and international buyers.
LM is a privately owned, Australian fund manager that holds significant property expertise through the management of its investment funds. Via the LM Funds, LM provides senior debt funding and participates in equity opportunities across prime assets spanning the residential, commercial, aged care, industrial and retail sectors of Australia. Over the past 14 years, LM has financed the successful delivery of some 400 projects on behalf of investors in the LM Funds. LM holds only Australian assets with a gross realisable value in excess of A$3 billion under management.
About LM Investment Management Ltd (LM):
• Markets investment products licensed IFAs and institutions, rather than the investing public.
• Receives investment inflows from over 70 countries, and is further expanding in the UK and the Americas.
• Employs 130 staff worldwide for the marketing and management of the LM funds and its assets.
• Operates from 10 offices worldwide – Gold Coast, Sydney and Perth in Australia, Auckland and Queenstown in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Dubai and Johannesburg.
• Provides Australian-only investment products across a range of asset classes: cash; savings; conservative, enhanced and retirement income – debt securities and cash; Luxembourg domiciled SICAV-SIF; Australian equities – fully protected income and capital protected growth.