169 Macquarie Street Parramatta - Planning

169 Macquarie Street Parramatta - Planning

Architectus’ design has considered the role of the site in the revitalisation of the Parramatta Civic Precinct and achieves ‘Urban Design Excellence’ by integrating urban design, architecture and landscape architecture.

Designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS Energy Rating this A-Grade 13 storey office building is located at the north eastern corner of the new Parramatta Civic Precinct at the corner of Macquarie and Smith Streets.

The design gives careful consideration 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.

The commercial lobby is located on the western side of the site and is directly accessible from Macquarie Street to the north where the triple height lobby is flanked by a timber screen on the east and glazed facade of the lift core on the west.

Architectus’ town planning team prepared the Statement of Environmental Effects on behalf of Parramatta City Council for this project.

The team regulary manages the development approvals process on major and complex projects under Part 4 and Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Other signifcant developments we have successfully had approved are Werrington Park Corporate Centre for the University of Western Sydney and 2 Australia Avenue at Sydney Olympic Park.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Client
Parramatta City Council
Location
Parramatta, NSW
Completed
2015
Original value
$80m
Contact
Ray Brown