Aspire Tower will now be a Commercial Skyscraper

The Aspire Tower on the Parramatta Square Skyline
The Aspire Tower on the Parramatta Square Skyline

The Aspire Tower in the Parramatta CBD will no longer be the tallest residential tower in NSW, instead, it will be the 3rd tallest commercial tower in NSW & the Tallest in NSW outside the Sydney CBD.

Characteristics of The Aspire, PSQ8 Parramatta:

TypeFact
Developer:Walker Corporation
Architect:Johnson Pilton Walker
Location:160-182 Church Street, Parramatta, Australia
Type of Building:A-Grade Office
Height of Building:233m High
Number of Buildings:1
Number of Floors:55 floors
Gross Floor Area (GFA):71,000sqm
Estimated Completion Date:~2021-22

It will still reach the same height as the residential tower proposal, a height of 243mRL or 233 metres above Parramatta Square. This is the maximum allowable height in the Parramatta CBD under current regulations so this tower would be the tallest in the entire CBD.

The Aspire Tower will still be developed by the Walker corporation however the architects & therefore design have changed for this proposal. The architects who won the Aspire Commercial tower design are Johnson Pilton Walker where they also go by the acronym JPW.

The Aspire tower will be located on the Parramatta Square’s number 8 plot known as PSQ8 so therefore the location is the same as the previous proposal by my word this design is stunning & will truly bring Parramatta into its own league where it easily can attain 2nd city status in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area.

Aspire Tower looking up from ground level
Aspire Commercial Tower Street Level View
Aspire Commercial Tower Street Level View

The Aspire tower will be the centrepiece for the Parramatta CBD & it will be able to be seen from many locations within the Sydney metro region upon its completion.

The commercial tower will contain 55 levels instead of the 72 floors that were expected for the residential tower.

The tower will be a workhorse, where it is expected 10,000 workers will gather everyday which was the ultimately why the decision to change it to commercial was seen as viable by the City of Parramatta council as there would be over $10 Million of additional retail spending within the CBD of Parramatta, giving it a major boost to the local shops & business which are located within the CBD.

It is expected the Aspire Tower will be completed sometime between 2021 & 2022. This is the time that the entire Parramatta Square development is expected to be finished.

Future Parramatta Skyline - SOurce: CULWULLA from SkyscraperCity

Location of the Commercial Aspire Tower in Parramatta:

The images are courtesy of JPW Architects.

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