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Approval Granted for Triple-Tower Development in Sydney Metro

Sydney, Australia – 31 August 2017

The City of Parramatta approved a multi-building, mixed-use development at 12-22 Langston Place in Epping that will comprise three residential towers above a commercial ground floor.

Architectus, Arcadia Landscape Architecture, GM Urban Design & Architecture (GMU), Cbus Property Pty Ltd, Linker Surveying, and Urbis make up the Langston Place design and development team. Their proposal states: “We imagine the site expanding with strong inter-suburban and city connections, offering substantial amenity to the wider community.”

According to the proposal, the site is surrounded by fragmented ownerships and underdeveloped sites, which has prevented Epping from becoming a true town center. Therefore, Langston Place will be a “catalyst for the type of development envisioned by the State Government’s strategic master plans for the precinct.” It aims to activate the local area by defining the edge to a new public link connecting Langston Place to the existing Hornsby Council Public Library, recreational facilities, and associated public open space.

Tower One will rise 55 meters and house residential, retail, commercial space. Towers Two and Three will rise 76 meters and 85 meters respectively, and will also house residential, retail, and commercial space. The total ground floor area will be 41,394 square meters.

The towers are arranged to provide public open spaces at the ground plane and private open spaces above.

“There is a balanced provision of unit sizes, which is a reflection of the site’s appeal to young professionals, couples, and families, as well as retirees,” the proposal said.

Now that approval has been granted, the development team will look to demolish the existing commercial facility and associated parking structure before commencing construction.

For more on this story, go to The Urban Developer.

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