The stunning $220 million Parramatta city campus for Western Sydney University (WSU) is the home for students from the School of Business.
The striking campus building is the result of a City of Parramatta design competition won by leading architectural firm Architectus.
The building’s distinct design includes sustainability features in its building design, construction and performance, as well as a triangular atrium to draw light into the building’s centre. The vertical campus offers a roof terrace with breakout areas and views to the north and east; and a triple-height lobby on Macquarie Street.
The CBD campus is home to approximately 10,000 students. It was designed to promote close relationships with the business community, enabling WSU to expand and leverage its research expertise, and expose students to unique learning and career opportunities.
WSU has partnered with PWC, one of the largest professional services firms in Australia, to locate about 200 staff at the campus. In addition, WaterNSW, Australia’s largest water supplier, has also found a home in 1 Parramatta Square.
National Australia Bank has confirmed plans to relocate approximately 3,000 workers to the commercial tower at 3 Parramatta Square from 2020.
The 16-level, 3 Parramatta Square building will set a new benchmark for commercial offices in Parramatta.
Designed by acclaimed architectural firm Johnson Pilton Walker, the building will feature a glass façade and deliver A-Grade commercial office space, retail and childcare facilities. A central atrium will draw natural light into the public areas and workspaces.
The State Government has announced it will lease 62,000sqm of A-Grade office space in 4 Parramatta Square. The building will accommodate 4,000 public service roles, including the Department of Planning and Environment, Office of Environment and Heritage, Environment Protection Authority and Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.
The building will include a Business and Events Centre that will provide tenant suites and flexible, functional event spaces. The retail element will incorporate a range of dining options – from cafes to fine dining - that will flow out onto the public domain and activate the outdoor space.
Additionally, the tower will offer a direct connection from Parramatta train station to the public domain via a seamless single level access to the rest of the CBD, including the future Parramatta Light Rail stop on Macquarie Street.
The new civic and community building for the City of Parramatta, 5 Parramatta Square will capture and extend above the historic Town Hall.
Council’s detailed community engagement processes have helped inform the interior design for this inspirational and innovative new building. As a result, 5 Parramatta Square has been deliberately designed to be efficient, flexible and dynamic - capable of adapting for a range of uses.
Designed by multiple award-winning architects Johnson Pilton Walker, 6 & 8 Parramatta Square is a new model for commercial development, balancing civic responsibilities and corporate leadership.
Set to become Australia’s biggest office tower and delivering over 120,000sqm of office space, 6 & 8 Parramatta Square will provide the final piece in the precinct.
With the main address off Darcy Street, 6 Parramatta Square’s lobby will offer panoramic views over the public domain. The building includes extensive floor plates from 2,800 to 3,100sqm, allowing for a diverse and functional workplace without compromising amenity.
With an increased demand for A-grade commercial space in the CBD, the former proposed Aspire Tower residential building at 8 Parramatta Square will now link with the adjoining A-grade commercial building at 6 Parramatta Square. The twin buildings will provide unrivalled views ranging from the Eastern CBD to the Blue Mountains.
6 & 8 Parramatta Square will suit forward thinking organisations looking to capitalise on the latest workplace practises.
Parramatta Square’s public space will be a lively and engaging connection between the world-class buildings that surround it. It will also be an important gathering place, destination and transit area for the many people who move through Parramatta on a daily basis.
To be used by thousands of residents, visitors and workers every day, the public domain will also be home to a new civic and community building for the City of Parramatta. Its design will incorporate many smart city principles that enable the best of the world’s cities to run efficiently and seamlessly to improve public amenity.
Archaeological digs across the site have revealed important remnants of Parramatta’s First Australian and European heritage. These will be captured through a range of interpretations and references throughout the precinct, acknowledging the role of the site in Australia’s earliest and ongoing history.
The public domain will be completed in stages and is the centrepiece of Council’s plan to transform its public spaces to support the projected 35,000 new residents by 2036 and 83,000 new workers by 2041.