One Central Park, which received a 5 Star Green Star rating for design and building, has opened the doors of its West tower to residents who purchased their apartments over two years ago.

Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel in conjunction with PTW Architects, the West Tower is the first building to be completed on the 5.8 hectare Central Park precinct in Chippendale, Sydney.

With 90% of the apartments in One Central Park sold out, only five luxurious penthouses remain for sale within the West tower.

These penthouses on level 16 have attracted much attention for their ‘high speed luxury’ design by Smart Design Studio, featuring curvaceous joinery, bold colours and leather detailing. Purchasers who were invited to ‘touch and feel’ the finished product were also impressed by the expansive terraced balconies that overlook the city of Sydney.

“We’ve seen a lot of very happy clients standing on the corner terrace of the penthouse, delighted by the panoramic aspect from this location – looking down over Chippendale Green, West to the green grass and sandstone of Sydney University, South to Botany Bay or across to Anzac Bridge and the inner harbour,” says Frasers’ Group Marketing Manager Lisa McCutchion.

Central Park’s attainment of the 5 Green star rating for design and building under both the Multi Uni Residential v1 and Retail Centre v1 Green Building Council of Australia rating systems is a further cause for celebration. This rating quells earlier rumours saying that the site would not be able to achieve its desired rating because of the use of uncertified rainforest timber logged in Malaysia.

Together with the other 10 buildings in the precinct, One Central Park will use on-site tri-generation for power and thermal heat, an on-site water recycling and blackwater treatment plant for all non-potable water uses, and a passive solar design.

Central Park is designed to be a mixed-use urban village, aiming to house 2500 residents in approximately 2000 residences and apartments, and 5400 workers. It will feature a main Central park, a six-storey retail space, a large-scale car share service, as well as an $8 million public art collection.

The Central Park Display Pavilion is now open daily to public from 10am to 6pm at 80 Broadway, Chippendale NSW.

Photographs by Tom Ferguson, courtesy of Frasers Property/Sekisui House