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Parramatta’s redevelopment is surging ahead with the topping-out of a skyscraper to rival any in the city.
The 55-storey Parramatta Square tower is impressive in technology, height and floorspace, but there’s heavy investment too in ground-level heritage.
Government Statement: “Parramatta, Sydney’s CBD of the West, is filling up with thousands of workers with the opening of a new, high rise work tower – part of the NSW Government’s commitment to expand its workforce west, reduce office costs and boost the economy. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the new 6 & 8 Parramatta Square building is easily accessible, with efficient transport options including trains and light rail, metro, buses, ferries and the WestConnex. “Signature skyscrapers like these show our state has a bright future and the CBD doesn’t stop at Glebe,” Mr Perrottet said. “Parramatta Square is a major contributor to our economic engine room and these premium office buildings will host an exceptional workforce in the beating heart of Western Sydney. “Tomorrow, I will be attending the Bradfield Oration where big ideas for the future of NSW are discussed. It’s projects like Parramatta Square that inspire us to take our state from good to great.” Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said Walker Corporation’s 6 Parramatta Square adjoins tower 8, which has reached structural completion at 225 meters tall to become the tallest building in Sydney’s West and ready for tenants in 2022. “Building these towers has created 4,000 construction worker jobs, giving Sydney’s west a much needed economic boost and this will continue as public and private sector employees settle into their new office digs and spend locally,” Mrs Pavey said. “Despite the impacts of COVID-19, this workforce has risen to the challenges of this pandemic, safely continuing work on site and completing level after level, all the way to the top, to where we stand here today, some 55 floors later.” Using technology designed to withstand earthquakes, an incredible skybridge now connects 4 and 6 Parramatta Square to form the NSW Government Campus Hub – the largest public sector office workplace hub in Australia, accommodating around 9,500 workers. Parramatta Square is one of Australia’s largest commercial business precincts integrating commercial office space with convenient retail and will eventually cater for over 30,000 workers and students, as well as many more visitors. “Parramatta truly is the beating heart of Western Sydney, and these towers are a symbol of this great region’s resilience and strength,” Mrs Pavey said. Some of Australia’s most highly regarded blue chip companies have signed long-term leases alongside the NSW Government towers, at 4 & 6 Parramatta Square. Walker Corporation Executive Chairman Lang Walker AO said the tower will be a beacon of success to the people of Western Sydney. “It’s not only the tallest in Western Sydney, it’s the biggest too, with the largest Gross Floor Area of any commercial office building in Australia.” NSW Government staff from the Department of Communities and Justice and the Greater Sydney Commission have started the move into 6 Parramatta Square. Already, tower 4 is the office for the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Department of Customer Service.
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