Burwood Place Proposal Will Transform the Burwood CBD

Burwood Place Aerial Render - Source: Architectus and Cox

During the recent boom years of Sydney over the last half a decade in terms of both house price growth & construction, there is one suburb which has gone relatively unnoticed.

To the locals, Burwood has historically always been the capital of the inner-west & the home of offices, major retail (Westfields, Burwood Plaza & the Burwood Road High Street), & home to the Busy Burwood Station.

Now, the rest of Sydney will get the memo as Burwood is now the home of a huge development proposal called Burwood Place which will see multiple high-rise towers being built, some as high as 140m+ turning Burwood into a mini-CBD and giving the suburb its own skyline in the process.

Development Characteristics of the Burwood Place Towers:

TypeFact
Developer:Holdmark Property Group
Concept Architect:Architectus & Cox
Building Use:Mixed-use (Residential, Commercial, Hotel & Retail)
Location:42-60 Railway Parade, Burwood, 2134
Number of Buildings:5 (4 Residential & 1 Commercial Tower)
Height of Building #1:140m & 42 Floors
Height of Building #2:127m & 39 Floors
Height of Building #3:123m & 36 Floors
Height of Building #4:71m & 20 Floors
Height of Building #5:62m & 12 Floors
Number of Apartments:1100
Total GFA:142,382sqm
Estimated Completion Date:~ 2022
Development Status:Proposed
Ground floor plaza of the Burwood Place development
Ground floor plaza of the Burwood Place development - Source: Architectus and Cox

Burwood Place will be the marquee development in the inner-west & contain everything one will need to live in the towers, spurring Burwood to a potential CBD status along as a high-rise residential hub.

The towers will be a mixed-use, featuring the following amenities:

  • 3 Supermarkets
  • Fruit & vegetable market
  • Specialty Food (Deli, Butcher, Health Food Store, Baker, etc)
  • Entertainment precinct (Cinema, Bowling Alley, Lazer Tag, Trampoline, Restaurants, Bars)
  • Essential Services (Child Care Centre, Pharmacy, Medical, Post Office, Bank, etc)
  • 1100 Apartments
  • 100 Room Hotel
  • Commercial Area for Business
  • Council Carpark
  • Residential Carpark
  • Council Library
Burwood Place Elevation of development
Burwood Place Elevation of development - Source: Architectus and Cox

Currently, the site consists of Burwood Plaza which will be demolished & redeveloped for the current proposal as the Burwood Plaza.

Also as part of this proposal, the developer will create a new council carpark in the base of the development & as well as offering a level in one of the towers for a brand-new council library.

The Architects for the design are Architectus and Cox & the developer of the proposal is Holdmark Property Group.

This is by far the largest development ever proposed for Burwood. It is quite clear from the development that has occurred within the Sydney metro area in which direction the city is heading & that is vertical. Burwood is set to become another city in the greater “City of Cities” that is the Sydney metropolitan region.

The development will be located a very short walk to the Burwood Railway Station which can get commuters to the Sydney CBD within 10-15 minutes depending if you catch an express train. This development is transit orientated meaning people will be able to live in the development without the need to have a car.

While no exact date is estimated for completion, it is expected that a development of this scale will take between 3-4 years to complete.

If this does proceed it will become one of the biggest standalone developments in the city & change the face of Sydney’s inner-west.

Location Map of Burwood Place at 42-60 Railway Parade

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Dejan is the Founder & head journalist of Build Sydney. He obtained a degree in Computer Science and has a passion for urban development. He has a goal to report on Sydney's Journey from a major international regional city into a truly global city, most notably the changes in the urban landscape, high rise buildings, infrastructure and transport.

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