A new civic, cultural and community building is set to rise in Parramatta, New South Wales as construction takes a step closer to beginning on the 5 Parramatta Square development, with Australian contractor Built appointed to deliver the $130 million project.
“We are thrilled to be appointing Built to deliver 5 Parramatta Square, the jewel in the crown of the world-class Parramatta Square precinct.
“The site of 5 Parramatta Square is challenging and Built has come up with innovative ideas for constructing a multipurpose building with a unique facade. The company is already delivering 6 & 8 Parramatta Square, part of Australia’s largest urban regeneration project,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.
This new six-storey building is going to be the final development on the Parramatta Square precinct and it is going to be integrated into the refurbished Parramatta Town Hall.
Artist impression of Parramatta Square precinct (source: City of Parramatta)
5 Parramatta Square will feature a contemporary public library as well as a Discovery Centre that includes exhibition spaces and visitor services, creative spaces and meeting rooms, and a cafe.
In addition, this new building will also be home to the new Council Chambers.
“This will be a fantastic project for the people of Parramatta. The building is striking in its design and will become a centerpiece for the Parramatta Square development,” Built National Director Stephen Boss said.
The Parramatta Square precinct is being developed on a three-hectare mixed-use area at the heart of the Parramatta CBD - located next to the Parramatta train station and the future Macquarie Street light rail stop - and it includes 6,000-SQM of public domain.
Construction on 5 Parramatta Square is expected to begin in the coming months and is due to be completed in April 2022, coinciding with the completion of the remaining Parramatta Square precinct development.
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