While many people are slowing down as Christmas approaches, it’s all systems go for First Bay Coolum with two apartments at the luxury development on hold in the first week, the opening of the project’s display suite and Hutchinson Builders clearing the site to prepare for commencement of construction in January.

Sales agent Todd McKee of McGrath Estate Agents said the team were delighted with the very strong interest in the 24 apartments with a number of other potential buyers meeting with the architect and developers in the coming days.

To have two apartments locked away within the first week is testament to what First Bay represents for many Sunshine Coast locals.  Those who know it, love it and these new apartments are in the perfect location to take advantage of the beach, surf and views First Bay has to offer,” Mr McKee said.

“We really see the release of First Bay Coolum as a coming of age for the area.  It’s been a decade since luxury stock of this nature has been released in Coolum and with the Sunshine Coast Council’s recent multi-million dollar investment into upgrades of the streetscape, the Coolum Civic Centre, the library and the skate park, the town is certainly open for business and looking fabulous.”

“Coolum Beach has everything buyers are looking for, particularly for those wanting to downsize from larger properties,

“Buyers have been particularly impressed with the opportunity to live in a complex with a smaller number of units which are expected to be bought predominantly by owner occupiers.  Much of the apartment stock in the area is holiday accommodation while First Bay Coolum offers house-sized apartments of around 200m² with double lock-up garages.”

“With all building and individual apartment floorplans now being released and the site cleared, buyers can see the incredible ocean views for themselves; and not only from the front units, most of the back units also have impressive ocean views.”

“For those buying off the plan there is also a level of customisation available with project architect Ken Down using his extensive experience to create floor plans and select finishes and fittings that meet individual buyer needs.”

Developer Mel Luke said Hutchinson Builders had made good progress in preparing the site for construction despite the wet weather in recent weeks.

“The clearing of the site has revealed the incredible views that First Bay Coolum residents will enjoy — we always knew they would be terrific but they really have exceeded our expectations,” Mr Luke said.

“We look forward to commencing construction in January with our first residents enjoying all that First Bay Coolum will have to offer prior to Christmas next year.”

Apartments start from $870,000 and more information can be found at www.firstbaycoolum.com.au or by contacting Todd McKee at McGrath Estate Agents on 0418 737 197.