Things are looking up for the Parramatta CBD with the proposed design for yet another high rise building revealed.
Coronation Property has unveiled the proposed design for its 54 storey building “8 Phillip Street” after Woods Bagot won the architectural design competition adjudicated by City of Parramatta Council.
It will include 30 levels of apartments, a proposed five-star hotel, rooftop bar and will integrate with the existing heritage St Andrew’s Church and hall.
“Wood Bagot’s design will set the benchmark for mixed-use apartment projects not only in Parramatta, but internationally,’’ Coronation Property managing director Joe Nahas said.
“It’s truly visionary and manages to exceed the high standard of design we insist on. It’s been designed to create vibrancy in the area, during both day and night, without diminishing its historical buildings. Locals will be encouraged to experience the unparalleled views of Parramatta, Sydney CBD and Parramatta River from a public rooftop bar on the 54th floor. It’s going to become a destination for the entire Parramatta community.”
Woods Bagot considered several successful heritage integration projects in Europe and the US as inspiration for the design.
“We made the bold move of making the heritage listed St Andrew’s Hall the stunning entrance to the contemporary building,” Woods Bagot director Domenic Alvaro said.
“The building literally sits atop the existing hall and makes its inherent internal structure the feature of the new residential entrance. The spire of the St Andrew’s Church was reflected in the design of the building’s lower levels. It is reflected in all views of the building from all approaches and really makes the heritage structure the hero of the area. We wanted to create a feeling of momentum and style, with vibrant activated spaces between buildings – this is an opportunity to redefine what people think about Parramatta.”
Apartment sales will be launched next month.