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Coombes Property Group to Build Parramatta Office Tower

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Developer and investor Coombes Property Group and partner Drivas Property Group will develop a $227 million office tower in Sydney's "second CBD", Parramatta.

Located at 48-50 Macquarie Street and 220-230 Church Street in Parramatta, the companies’ application seeks approval to take the two sites and amalgamate them; redistributing their floor space and creating two brand new building programs.

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The development will comprise a low-rise, four-storey commercial office on 220-230 Church Street and a 24-story commercial office tower on 48-50 Macquarie Street, with 39,061 square metres of commercial office floor space across 23 levels.

The Church Street and Macquarie Street buildings will be joined by an arcade designed to provide a connection through activating the adjacent lane ways with alfresco dining and retail opportunities.

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The proposed development would be located in a relatively central position -- enjoying close proximity to rail/bus transport hub, the Parramatta Westfield Shopping Centre, the future Parramatta Square development including the Council Chambers Building, the Parramatta Public Library and various other civic amenities.

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Crone Architects said that they aimed to design a development formally sensitive to the site location and city skyline with consideration of the future urban character of Parramatta.

“The project is to be catalyst for growth of the new CBD, [the] proposed development strives to achieve a high quality urban response for the site, its surrounding context and the greater CBD precinct.”

Related reading: Parramatta Mission Proposes Socially-Conscious Development To Restore And Redevelop Historic Church

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The building’s office spaces feature large floorplates to promotes social break-outs, with communal kitchen and cafe programs that blur the common boundary between private office and inclusive public spaces.

According to the proposal, “The tenancy division flexibility allows for a diverse range of tenant background and size, this offering is important as small to medium-sized business is a crucial part of the economic strength of Parramatta."

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The main tower on Macquarie Street also features a podium which will offer a interconnected commercial floor, with a working space of up to 1,900 square meters. A large floor plate enables flexibility in fit-out design and ability to implement agile workshop and quality breakout spaces to provide quality amenity to both tenant and client.

There will also be a landscaped sky terrace where commercial residents can access to experiences views across Parramatta’s CBD.

Estimated to cost over $227 million, the Macquarie Street and Church Street building proposal was lodged in September and is yet to be determined by the Sydney West Central Planning Panel.

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