GLP Development has lodged plans with Blacktown City Council for a $174 million hotel in western Sydney.
The developer is a long-term landowner in Blacktown that has operated businesses in the area for over 18 years.
The proposal is for Blacktown’s first four star hotel in the CBD, and will comprise 270 hotel rooms and 110 serviced apartments.
The 3,160sq m site, located at 17-21 First Avenue, is currently occupied by a single-storey shopping centre and open carpark.
If approved, the existing shopping centre, know as the Good Luck Plaza, will make way for the 53,000sq m hotel which will include ground floor commercial and retail space.
The developer is currently in talks with an international hotel operator to take charge if plans push ahead.
The new building will stand above five levels of basement parking, accommodating 331 parking spaces for employees, guests and tenants.
Approximately 33,000sq m of gross floor area will be dedicated to the new hotel with 17,000sq m provided for serviced apartments, lobby and function room.
GLP has partnered with architecture firm Jackson Teece and town planners Mecone to work closely with council.
Adam Coburn, who leads Mecone’s Western Sydney Practice, said that the development will be a major catalyst for further development in Blacktown.
Architecture firm Jackson Teece has released early concept designs for the hotel, which if realised would be one of the tallest structures in the area.
Blacktown's tallest building is currently the 24-storey Altitude apartment tower by Sphere Developments, located at Second Avenue.
Altitude is the first of a number of planned residential high-rise buildings for Blacktown with developer Merhis Group launching a 19-storey project to market in 2017.
If approved, the Good Luck Plaza hotel development will become part of Blacktown Council’s approval of $1.5 billion worth of developments earmarked for the the next two decades.
The proposed hotel development is expected to be constructed between late 2022 and early 2023.