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    Tower of relief: Grimshaw and JPW’s Parramatta projects have a developer

    Nathan Johnson

    Walker Corporation has been selected to develop three landmark buildings for Parramatta City including Grimshaw Architects’ Aspire Tower and two 53-storey towers by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW).

    The three towers are part of a 3ha mixed use redevelopment precinct to be called Parramatta Square located in Parramatta CBD and tipped to cost $1.2 billion.

    Walker has been selected to develop Stage Two (Aspire Tower) and Stages Five and Six (unnamed twin towers) of the six-stage precinct redevelopment which also includes contributions from Architectus and Francis Jones Morehen-Thorp.

    While the announcement of the developer does take the project a step closer to realisation, there is still uncertainty about when the towers will be built considering the height for Aspire Tower, what could be NSW’s tallest residential building, is still undecided.

    The Parramatta Square development was originally to be developed by Grocon, however the deal collapsed in 2012 and the precinct has since been divided into six stages and allocated to a variety of developers.

    PARRAMATTA SQUARE IN BRIEF:

    Stage One: Commercial - 28,000 sqm 5 Green Star project for University of Western Sydney designed by Architectus. Click here for more info.

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    Stage Two: The Aspire Tower – proposed 90-storey mixed use tower of 700 apartments, 150 key hotel, ground level retail, a sky deck and experience centre designed by Grimshaw.
    Click here for more info.

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    Stage Three: Commercial and Community Facilities – 24,000sqm 5 Green Star office tower, 7,000sqm 5 Green Star Public Facilities including Civic Building, Community Centre and Library designed by FJMT. Click here for more info.

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    Stage Four: 5,000 sqm 5 Star Green Star mixed use retail and commercial building central to the Parramatta Square Public Domain.  NOW SUBJECT TO DESIGN COMPETITION.



    Stages Five & Six:  140,000 sqm dual Commercial 5 Green Star Office Towers designed by Johnson Pilton Walker Architects. Click here for more info.

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