Architecture firm Rothelowman and developer Australian Development Investment Group have lodged plans for a $300 million mixed-use campus-style development at Sydney’s Marsden Park, envisioned as a landmark development for the New South Wales Government’s North West Growth Centre.
Rothelowman and Australian Development Investment Group, working in conjunction with their Development Manager CPDM, lodged a structure plan and Development Application with Blacktown City Council for the Richmond Road site located 49 kilometres from the CBD.
The plans for the 38,000 square metre site comprise of 860 dwellings across 11 buildings, and 1,500 square metres of retail floor space. The development will also provide for public open space and parkland areas, along with a new street network.
“Marsden Park represents a great opportunity to set a benchmark for growth in the region, and we are excited to work with Australian Development Investment Group, Blacktown Council and the local community to transform the site to a thriving activity hub,” said Rothelowman principal Ben Pomroy.
The campus-style design will comprise of residential apartments, townhouses, offices and retail in a single site with a suite of building typologies designed to reflect the civic nature of the development.
“This design has been developed from the outset with an extensive place-making strategy that will enable for the development to grow and adapt over time,” said Pomroy.
The Marsden Park project will comprise of four separate stages, with the buildings and roads strategically located and designed to allow for the best development outcome.
The site was historically used as market gardens, and this heritage will be brought through the design in the landscaping strategy where both communal and private vegetable gardens are created to foster a sense of community for new residents.
As part of the NSW Government’s plan for the North West Growth Centre, the Marsden Park precinct has been planned for a population of 60,000 and will eventually comprise of one town centre and two village centres, plus new primary and high schools, and upgrades to major roads and transport infrastructure.