Contractor Multiplex has been appointed to build the final residential stage of Central Park, ‘Wonderland’, comprising of 294 apartments within a 13-storey curvilinear building.
Valued at approximately $140 million, the construction contract is the second to be won by Multiplex at Central Park.
The first contract was for the construction of the award-winning precinct’s fifth residential stage, DUO, designed by Foster + Partners. DUO comprises a mix of residential and commercial spaces including a Starwood Four Points Hotel and the heritage-listed The Australian Hotel, across two buildings fronting Broadway and on the corner of Abercrombie Street.
Multiplex will complete both of these buildings in mid-late 2018.
The second contract, for the Wonderland development, requires a workforce of approximately 400 construction workers for a build time of approximately 19 months.
For almost two years, Multiplex will have up to 1,200 workers on-site at Central Park, making it one of the largest construction activities for a single contractor in Sydney.
Central Park Project Director Mick Caddey appointing Multiplex to the construction of DUO will allow for a seamless commencement of construction on Wonderland, thanks to the positive working relationship Multiplex has with the project's developer, Frasers Property.
“We have every confidence in Multiplex’s ability to deliver a building of extraordinary quality in Wonderland, which will be the final residential stage of the construction program at Central Park, since it began in 2011,” Mr Caddey said.
“Central Park is a superb example of contemporary urban planning, urban renewal and sustainable living, as reflected in the numerous international and national awards the project has won."Multiplex Regional Managing Director David Ghannoum said the company was delighted to be awarded a second contract by Frasers Property Australia at Central Park.
“It’s immensely rewarding for the company to have made such a large contribution to the transformative Central Park precinct which is one of the highest calibre projects in Australia both in design and construction," Mr Ghannoum said.
Wonderland is the last residential building to be released at Central Park, positioned on the Chippendale fringe of Central Park and at the southern boundary of Chippendale Green, Central Park’s 6,400 square metre public park.
Facilities in the building include a fully equipped residents-only cardio gym and a rooftop entertaining and dining terrace overlooking Chippendale with BBQ facilities and sculptured seating. It will also feature an exclusive residents’ lounge that can be booked for private functions and meetings, and two open gardens.
A Greenwood Early Education and Childcare Centre located within Wonderland will accommodate 90 children. This will be the second childcare centre that will be delivered by Multiplex on-site at Central Park.