Parramatta Square 6 & 8 Under Construction (Photo Updates Inside)

Parramatta Square 6&8 Skytower Render
Parramatta Square 6&8 Skytower Render - Source: JPW Architects


When we have discussed the changing face of Western Sydney here at Build Sydney, never did we think a development of this size and scale would come to the area which is over 20km from the Sydney CBD but here we are & its happening right before our very eyes.

Western Sydney’s largest commercial development is now officially under construction with the installation of a crane onto the amalgamated Parramatta Square 6 & 8 site over the weekend ending on the 19th of May 2019.

Exterior view of the Parramatta Square 6 & 8 Tower
Exterior view of the Parramatta Square 6 & 8 tower with the Parramatta Square public domain in the foreground – Source: JPW Architects
Development FactsDevelopment Characteristics
Developer:
Walker Corporation
Architect:Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)
Location:160-182 Church Street, Parramatta, 2150
Number of Floors:55 Levels
Height of Building:230m
Building Type:Office
Building Gross Floor Area:124,000sqm
Pre-commited:Yes
Development Status:Under Construction
Estimated Completion Date:~2022
Official Website:6 & 8 Parramatta Square
Lobby render of Parramatta Square 6 & 8 Tower
Render of the lobby at Parramatta Square 6 & 8 – Source: JPW Architects

The development formally known as the residential Aspire Tower & then later announced as a commercial skytower, it is the final centrepiece in the Paramatta Square precinct which according to some sources will be a $3.2 Billion development upon completion.

Announced just a few short weeks ago in April 2019, an anchor tenant has been secured allowing the project to move forward, according to the Parramatta Square website. This comes after the tower was fully approved back in January 2019.

Full Render of the Parramatta Square 6 & 8 Development
Full Render of the Parramatta Square 6 & 8 Development – Source: JPW Architects

The NSW Government has signed a major lease for the tower which means the building is committed & construction can begin. As of the time of writing this article, construction is well underway with the installation of a crane onto the site, the lot has been fully excavated & prepped as can been seen by the live updates photo on the Paramatta Square website.

The Tower will boast 124,000sqm of floor space & become the largest CBD commercial office building in Australia by Gross Floor Area, even exceeding the Barangaroo International Tower in the Sydney CBD.

Ground Floor view of the Parramatta Square Precinct
Render of the ground Floor view of the Parramatta Square Precinct – Source: JPW Architects

The Anchor Tenant for the project is Property NSW with a lease of 43,800sqm, meaning potentially over 4,000 workers being relocated to the Parramatta Square 6 & 8 tower.

This is huge for Parramatta & is what it needs employment wise along with Parramatta Square 4 & Parramatta Square 3 which are both currently under construction with Parramatta Square 3 fully leased to the NAB & Parramatta Square 4 leased to the NSW Government.

Another notable development in the precinct is the little talked about Parramatta Square 5 better known as the new civic centre which will be home to the council chambers & a new library upon completion.

Aerial view of the Parramatta Square Precinct
Aerial view of the Parramatta Square Precinct – Source: JPW Architects

The Developer of the Building is Walker Corporation & the Architects for the tower are Johnson Pilton Walker also known as JPW Architects.

Upon completion, the entire precinct will include around 290,000sqm of net lettable area which will potentially take Parramatta past the 1 million square metres of office space number going a long way to turning it into a true CBD over the coming decade.

On the public forum of SkyscraperCity, images have been posted by the community which show the tower base for a crane along with the main crane installation taking place, here are some photos below:

Crane being erected onto the Parramatta Square 6 & 8 site
Crane being erected on the Parramatta Square 6 & 8 site – Source: decromin from SkyscraperCity Forums
Foundation view base at crane of Parramatta Square 6 & 8
Foundation view base at crane of Parramatta Square 6 & 8 – Source: Aspire. from SkyscraperCity Forums
View of the Skyline from North Parramatta with the black crane in the background for Parramatta Square 6 & 8
View of the Skyline from North Parramatta with the black crane in the background for Parramatta Square 6 & 8 – Source: Parravillian from SkyscraperCity forums

Updates will be made regularly as the tower rises, this is an exciting time for the residents of Parramatta and the Western Sydney surrounding suburbs.

LEAVE A REPLY