Toga Group Moves Ahead with Surry Hills Village Renewal


A major redevelopment is forging ahead in Sydney’s fringe suburb, with a detailed planning application submitted to the City of Sydney.

Private developer Toga has lodged plans as part of its $148.9 million redevelopment of Redfern’s Surry Hills Shopping Village.

The SJB-designed project includes the construction of a mixed-use development across eight buildings, that will deliver residential apartments and a transformed retail centre.

Toga acquired the 12,322sq m site in 2015, and while the developer is yet receive the green-light, the City of Sydney has shown support for Toga's Shopping Village planning proposal.

Illustration of proposal for Toga development
Illustration of proposal for Toga development. 157 residential apartments will span buildings A to F. SJB Architects

Located at 397-399 Cleveland Street and 2-38 Baptist Street, the plans will retain the heritage-listed former Bank of NSW building on Cleveland Street for retail, while proposing demolition of all existing structures on the site.

The basement, lower ground and first levels will comprise commercial retail and a supermarket with frontages to Marriott, Baptist and Cleveland Streets.

It is our role to design a building and a series of spaces which excite operators – a project which gets them inspired to deliver great retail experiences that are rich, unique and ultimately part of the place that is Surry Hills and Redfern.

SJB Architects

The development will also contain commercial office uses in levels two to six of building (G) situated on Cleveland Street.

An excavation and construction of three basement car parking levels will ensure 345 car spaces, accessible via Marriott Street.

The developer will also provide a new pedestrian laneway to link Baptist to Marriott Street, along with a public park in a bid to create more public amenity.

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An illustration of the heritage listed former bank on the corner of Cleveland Street.
An illustration of the heritage listed former bank on the corner of Cleveland Street.SJB

SJB, Architect Prineas and Aspect Studios engaged in a competitive design process to secure the Surry Hills Village project.

“Our vision for Surry Hills Village is to weave a new precinct into the historic suburb, achieving a grain and human scale that is representative of seven villages within one,” SJB said in its design statement.

The application is on public exhibition up to and including 4 November 2018.

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