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Japan-Based Developer Submits Proposal for Four Towers in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb

Sydney, Australia – 15 September 2017

Developer Sekisui House has submitted a development application for a AUS$144 million (USD$115 million) residential project to the City of Parramatta.

Lodged earlier this month, the proposal features four residential buildings on an 11,290 square-meter site located three kilometers from the expanding Sydney Olympic Park.

Architecture firm Turner has been engaged to prepare the design package for the first phase of the proposed development. The four buildings of Sanctuary vary in size, from 28 stories (Building A) to six stories (Building D).

“The building forms take their inspiration from the gentle curves and bends of the adjacent river edge,” Turner’s architectural design statement reads. “The materiality is chosen from a neutral palette that reflects the riverside landscape – terra cotta, concrete, brick, and timber are proposed to give warmth to the façades.”

The complex will also feature car parking facilities with 447 spaces, 427 of which will be located above ground in a three-story podium, sleeved with two-story apartments and the main entry lobbies.

The apartments comprise 78 one-bedroom units, 271-two bedroom units, and 15 three-bedroom units. 

The proposal includes the surrounding streets, and totals 16,813 square meters. The entire parcel of land is 9.5 hectares.

The development will also provide 6,574 square meters of common open space distributed across the site, and includes landscaped areas surrounding the development at ground level. The communal open space areas will be used for a range of activities, and will include barbeque areas, a playground, soft landscaping, and outdoor seating. 

Having lodged Sanctuary’s proposal at the beginning of September, Sekisui House must now wait for the City of Parramatta’s decision on the next stage of the development process. 

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

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