The first lot of student residents have moved into the newly opened Darling Square accommodation development by Urbanest.
Darling Square lies in the heart of Sydney’s newest and most walkable and connected inner city neighbourhood, and will ultimately be home to 1,300 students, from more than 50 different nationalities.
Managing Director of Lendlease Urban Regeneration Mark Menhinnitt said this year students are the first to move in to Darling Square, followed by commercial workers, residents and retailers.
“Our mandate at Lendlease is to create great places, and we are proud of what is being delivered at Darling Square," he said.
"We’re creating a vibrant new part of Sydney for people to visit, work, live, learn, shop and play, with new laneways and streets, as well as a new town square about the size of Martin Place between George and Pitt Streets.
“Great urban neighbourhoods have a diverse mix of residents, and students will bring an enthusiastic and valuable energy to this new community.
"They will be within walking distance of easy public transport links to a range of educational institutions, including UTS. When they finish lectures and come home, they will have everything they need on their doorstep from fresh grocers, a great range of cafes, bars and restaurants, and fantastic new public spaces,” Mr Menhinnitt said.
Urbanest CEO Bub Nickel said the objective of Darling Square is to create an environment that will help students maximise their academic potential, as they spend the majority of their time outside of the classroom.
"With 24/7 onsite staff, student conference facilities, our largest fitness facility to date, and a roof terrace overlooking Darling Harbour, we believe we have set the standard for today’s student customer.”
Darling Square is Sydney's newest, most walkable and connected urban neighbourhood at the heart of the NSW Government’s $3.4 billion transformation of Darling Harbour. Darling Square will be a vibrant neighbourhood with around 4,200 residents and 2,500 workers as well as all the Sydney-siders and tourists expected to visit the area.
Images courtesy Urbanest.