Keyton | Ardency Kennedy Place welcomes first residents

Ardency Kennedy Place is now complete

Thursday, 05 October 2023

Ardency Kennedy Place has reached its completion milestone. As the first three purchasers prepare to make their move to their apartments, they were granted an exclusive opportunity to explore the lavish amenities within their new abode at an internal event.

Ardency Kennedy Place unveiled its luxurious and premium-standard amenities to its first three residents. The internal event commenced with a welcome speech by Nathan Cockerill, CEO of Keyton, followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterwards a tour was organised for the residents to experience the genuinely exceptional living in a space that they would call home.

History meets luxury

Nestled in the heart of Richmond, Ardency Kennedy Place has its roots tracing back to the early 1900s. Once the home of the iconic Wertheim Piano factory to being acquired by the renowned canned-food giant Heinz in 1935 until Channel 9 Studios took over the factory. It was an entertainment hub back then rolling out some of Australia’s most beloved shows, including ‘The Don Lane Show,’ 'Melbourne Tonight,’ ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday,’ and ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

The building was purchased by Keyton in 2017, and construction began in 2021. Honouring Graham Kennedy, the former ‘King of Australian Television’ and a true Australian entertainment legend, the precinct was named Ardency Kennedy Place. 

The precinct was named Ardency Kennedy Place after Graham Kennedy, the former ‘King of Australian Television'.

The tour

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the three residents were in for a comprehensive tour of the building and its superior amenities. The health and wellbeing coordinator, James Massei, shared a glimpse of the sophisticated wellness centre, including a yoga studio, consultation rooms for bookings with massage therapists and physiotherapists, and an exciting range of other available treatments which would set a new benchmark for premium residences. 

There was so much to explore - a day spa, salon, a state-of-the-art gym with the highest standard equipment and a heated pool that got the residents excited, they wanted to book a spot before even moving in over the next couple of weeks.

The tour also included a stop at the premium residences' own 25-seat cinema as well as rooftop terrace with breathtaking city views for social gatherings - the perfect setting to unwind and enjoy a sundowner drink with friends, before heading inside to the exclusive Kennedy Club resident lounge with its own fireplace, billiards table, and a grand piano suited for elegant soiree entertainment. 

There was so much to explore - a day spa, salon, a state-of-the-art gym with the highest standard equipment and a heated pool that got the residents excited. 

Last but not the least

As the event came to a close, Diane, one of the residents, was pleasantly surprised when the team brought out a cake to celebrate her birthday. She blushed and said, “Most of my family was away on my birthday, and some forgot, but here you go, the Kennedy Place family remembered.” 

Offering unprecedented and exclusive lifestyle options, Ardency Kennedy Place is the place that exceeded everyone's expectations. Because elevated living means embracing the freedom to live as you choose and becoming a part of an extraordinary community.

Learn more about Ardency Kennedy Place.

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