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Parramatta Approves 35-Storey Tower at Westfield

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A Sydney-based developer is set to move ahead on plans for a 35-storey residential development next to Westfield Parramatta after securing further approvals from council.

DAYAF Investments, led by Danny Fayad, will build 104 residential apartments, commercial area, rooftop space and four levels of parking on the site immediately west of the shopping centre carpark.

Parramatta City Council approved amended plans for the HTW House project on 11-13 Aird Street which initially gained approval in February.

Plans for the 815sq m site by PTI Architecture show a 118 metre tall building with 27 one-bedroom, 73 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom apartments.

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The glass and gold tower is located between Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre and an existing 13-storey development.
▲ The tower is located between Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre and an existing 13-storey development. Image: PTI Architecture

The existing five-storey, 1986 commercial building called Metro House will be demolished to make way for the residential tower which will sit between the carpark and a 13-storey mixed-use development.

According to the architectural design statement the tower will add new vibrancy to the area.

“The immediate area itself in this section of Aird St, is dominated by the Westfield podium and its associated car parking on the other side of the road,” the statement said.

“This has provided for a quite an inactive and unattractive area.

“The key drama [of this project is] coming from the juxtaposition of a simple form with an interesting glass façade that features a twisting pattern of two glass colours to provide an overall beautiful sculptural form.”

The project will also allow for future development of the Westfield site including a proposed office tower by GIC and Scentre Group.

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