Sydney, a city renowned for its iconic skyline, is set to welcome a new addition that promises to redefine its architectural landscape. The city’s Pacific Highway, a vital artery that connects the bustling CBD to the tranquil suburbs, is the chosen site for a series of high-rise developments that are set to transform the cityscape.
Among these developments, the project at 629-637 Pacific Highway in Chatswood stands out. Spearheaded by the Hong Kong-based developer Polytec Group, this project is in the proposal stage and is expected to receive approval swiftly. The development aims to construct a 27-storey residential tower, a testament to the recent changes in the extended Chatswood CBD that now allows for a 90m height limit.
Development Information of the Proposal
|629-637 Pacific Highway, Chatswood
|Number of Building Storeys
|27 Floors (2F podium & 25F tower)
|To be confirmed
|To be confirmed
|Potential Project Start Date Pending Approval
|To be confirmed
This development is a string of developments proposed post the new LEP plan for Chatswood that extends from north to south with a 90m height limit such as the 3-5 Help Street Proposal.
This proposal is designed by the Sydney-based firm PBD, are a testament to architectural prowess. The design incorporates a two-storey podium with three shifting pods, represented as a “cluster of slender tower forms”. The landscape rises up the tower form, reducing the scale of the tower and presenting a landscape quality to the neighbouring context. The proposal seeks to seamlessly integrate the tower and podium into a cohesive built form.
The planning proposal for this Pacific Highway building has been recommended for forwarding to the Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway Determination and was approved according to the NSW Planning Portal, this has the address at 629 to 639 Pacific Highway in Chatswood.
This significant step in the development process indicates that the project is on track for approval and construction. The development will now move to a detailed design phase as reported by The Urban Developer.
The Pacific Highway Towers are not an isolated development within the suburb. They form part of a broader transformation of the Pacific Highway corridor, with a series of 90m apartment buildings planned from south of Chatswood to the Mowbray Rd metro dive site. This development is set to rebrand the southern entry to Chatswood CBD, marking significant changes on the horizon.
Located in Chatswood, a major business and residential district in the Lower North Shore of Sydney, the Pacific Highway Towers will enjoy numerous location advantages. The development is in proximity to major roads, public transport hubs, and is a short commute to the Sydney CBD, Parramatta, North Shore beaches, and the airport. Most importantly to note is the Sydney Metro City & Southwest which will be opening in 2024 and will cut time to the CBD and give access to new stations like Barangaroo station & Pitt Street station with direct access from the Chatswood transport interchange.
The Pacific Highway Towers are more than just a residential development. They represent the future of Sydney’s urban development, a testament to the city’s continuous growth and evolution. As these towers rise, they will not only redefine the city’s skyline but also set a new standard for urban living in Sydney.
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