169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta (Western Sydney University, 1 Parramatta Square) – Planning Services

169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta (Western Sydney University, 1 Parramatta Square) – Planning Services

When Parramatta City Council resolved to secure planning approvals for Site 1 of the Parramatta Square renewal area, Architectus was engaged to work with Council to secure planning approvals for the new 40 000 m2 commercial building. Architectus was also the project architect, following a successful design competition process.  

Following the design and approvals process, the site was purchased by Charter Hall and developed in accordance with the approvals. Architectus was retained by Charter Hall to provide design and planning services through to completion.  

The A-grade office building was transformed into Western Sydney University’s new flagship campus. 

Designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS Energy Rating, careful consideration was given to the treatment of the ground plane and the public spaces created around and under the building. Retail frontages, with a two-storey colonnade space, activate Smith Street while to the west a new laneway is visually activated by passenger lifts servicing the building within a glass core. A small cafe tenancy provides retail presence on the north-south pedestrian link.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Client
Parramatta City Council
Location
Parramatta, NSW
Floor area
600 m²
Completed
2017
Original value
$80m
Contact
Michael Harrison

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