Malaysian developer Mulpha has lodged a development application for a seven-storey commercial building in Circa, the key commercial precinct in its $3 billion transformation of Norwest.
Mulpha embarked on the $3 billion "smart city" expansion of its Norwest Business Park last year to participate in the growth of the western Sydney corridor.
The developer acquired the 377-hectare site, located about 35km from the Sydney CBD, in the ’90s.
The proposed mixed-use commercial building is located on Elizabeth Macarthur Drive in Bella Vista and will include ground floor co-working and retail, with childcare and six-levels of commercial office space.
Development plans outline three separate commercial buildings, sited on a single podium piazza, with the outlying footprint of the ground floor plaza holding potential for two further buildings in the future.
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“The overall vision is to create a dynamic campus-style environment that will enable innovative businesses to attract and inspire the people they need to compete in the global digital economy,” Mulpha Norwest executive manager Tim Spencer said.
The building has been designed to integrate aspects of the district’s history with base-level brick elements, transparent glass walls and an internal timber structure reflecting previous brick and timber buildings in the area.
“Following the 14-day public exhibition, Mulpha is looking forward to working with council to progress this next generation building into the first full commercial development in Norwest for over five years,” Spencer said.
The project is located within walking distance to Bella Vista and Norwest stations on the Sydney Metro North West rapid transit line due to open in 2019.