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    One Central Park wins 2014 Development of the Year Award

    Geraldine Chua

    With yet another title under its belt, the Central Park precinct by Frasers Property and Sekisui House on Sydney’s Broadway has been announced as the winner of this year’s Urban Taskforce’s Development Excellence Awards.

    “Central Park represents the very best of urban living and demonstrates that density and height can provide dynamic, cosmopolitan environments that many people are keen to live in,” praised Urban Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson.

    “It is a winner on environmental, social and economic levels with its environmental initiatives, its extensive amenities for residents and visitors as well as its clear success with an incredibly strong sales record to a clearly impressed market.”

    A variety of other high rise buildings also did well at the awards. The High Density Residential Development Award went to Meriton for Infinity, an 80 storey residential tower in Brisbane by DBI Design, while the Commercial Development Award was clinched by Grocon’s Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

    Liberty Place by Grocon. Image: Liberty Place

    Continuing the high rise focus, Mirvac’s 8 Chifley Square, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Lippmann Associates, was awarded the Innovative Development prize, commended by the judges for its striking architecture complemented by open plan interiors, with dramatic atriums linking various floors.

    8 Chifley Square. Photography by Brett Boardman

    “The boom in apartments is reinforced by the award of the Adaptive Re Use Development Award to the conversion of a 16 storey commercial complex in 217 apartments. The adaptation was done by the Barana Group to create the Panorama Apartments at Crows Nest,” Johnson said, referring to the Sydney development designed by JPRA.

    Panorama Crows Nest

    Held annually, the Taskforce’s awards program seeks to acknowledge development projects that achieve the best outcomes in terms of client requirements, environment, business and community considerations, as well as time, cost and quality.

    Full list of winners:

    Development of the Year

    One Central Park, Sydney by Frasers Property & Sekisui House

    High Density Residential Development Developer

    Infinity, Brisbane by Meriton

    Medium Density Residential Development

    Eliza, Sydney by Ceerose

    Commercial Development

    Liberty Place, Sydney by Grocon

    Retail Development

    Woolworths Balgowlah by Fabcot Pty Ltd/Woolworths

    Industrial Development

    Jacfin Ricoh Development, Eastern Creek by Jacfin Pty Ltd

    Mixed Uses Development

    Hamilton Harbour, Brisbane by Leighton Properties & Devine Ltd

    Adaptive Re Use Development

    Panorama Apartments, Crows Nest by Barana Group Pty Ltd

    Innovative Development

    8 Chifley Square, Sydney by Mirvac

    Sustainable Development

    171 Collins Street, Melbourne byCharter Hall & CBUS Property

    Highly Commended Medium Density Development

    ESQUE, Mosman byHelm Pty Ltd

    Highly Commended Innovation Development

    Royal Randwick Grandstand byAustralian Turf Club 

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