Allen Jack+Cottier (AJ+C), Turner and Associates, and Oculus have been announced as the winning designers for three sites in Parramatta, NSW, following a design competition by The Heartland Group.
AJ+C won the role of co-ordinating architect of the entire $800 million project, as well as the architect for the larger of the three sites at Church Street, Parramatta, Sydney.
Turner and Associates have been chosen as the architect for the second site’s buildings, and Occulus as the landscape architect for the park on the third site, together with the extensive public domain components.
The $800 million project includes three residential towers between 30-40 storeys with retail/commercial uses on the lower levels, two 10 storey commercial buildings fronting Church Street, approximately 3,000sqm of public open space, a 2000sqm public park, basement supermarket and parking for approximately 1200 cars.
Road widening, new bus and cycle lanes, extensive tree planting and a pedestrian plazas were also briefs for the competition.
The planned pedestrian plaza will run through the centre of the three sites and will link the project's new social spaces and opportunities for cafes and outdoor dining
“This is the first cab off the rank for the planned revitalisation of the ‘Auto Alley’ end of Parramatta’s Church St,” said Michael Heenan, Principal and CEO of Allen Jack+Cottier.
“It will set a new civic benchmark and form the southern gateway to Parramatta CBD.”