Bankstown Sports Club has completed the structural phase of the new Flinders Centre Bankstown, with the $55 million project on schedule for a mid-2018 opening.
A topping out ceremony took place last week attended by representatives of the Bankstown Sports Club, Paynter Dixon, Canterbury-Bankstown Council and a range of local businesses, where a tree was placed at the highest point of the structure to mark the construction milestone.
The roof of the nine-storey office tower was poured in November, signifying the end of eight months of intense building works. Work will now begin on the internal fit-out of the ground floor lobby and retail areas, levels one and two which have already been leased and subject to council approval along with the rooftop restaurant and bar.
“It’s been incredible to watch the project take shape,” Bankstown Sports Club chief executive Mark Condi said.
Paynter Dixon chief executive Steve Alley acknowledged the accomplishment of the project team ad the hundreds of workers who have been involved in the construction phase of the past eight months.
“We have awarded over 50 subcontracting packages, contributing significantly to the current construction boom in western Sydney,” Alley said.
CBRE has already signed leases for a UFC Gym and Flinders Early Learning Centre.
The building contains approximately 10,500 square metres of NLA across eight-storeys of office accommodation, a ground floor lift lobby of 60 square metres and a further 450 square metres of retail space available at ground floor.
Key features of the commercial office tower include access to conference facilities with a seating capacity of up to 3000 people, 162-room onsite hotel, ground floor retail space, and access to dinning spaces and recreational facilities.
All services are planned to minimise the demand for energy through equipment design, technology selection and utilisation of passive design strategies to achieve a five star green rating and a five star energy NABERS Energy Rating.
There is a $62 billion building boom across Sydney, from infrastructure projects to commercial, residential and development sites, which has underpinned the latest wave of demand for physical assets.
Approximately $50 billion of that is in transport infrastructure developments in and around the central business district, making the city more attractive to investors.
Construction began earlier this year on the $360 million, 30,000 seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta, which is set to open in 2019. The stadium is set to inject millions into the local economy and create 2,000 jobs.
The development of the Western Sydney University’s Parramatta City campus is a $220.5 million development consisting of 14-storey, 26,500 square metres, A-grade building, creating 2,000 jobs in the process.