The transformation of Parramatta Square is a $2.8 billion dollar project led by Walker Corporation. The purpose-built project will be home to six new state-of-the-art buildings, a refurbished Town Hall and extensive community space.
The site is bounded by Church Street Mall, Macquarie, Smith and Darcy Streets. The full demolition of the existing buildings across the site, including the council’s former administration building at 30 Darcy Street, were completed in early 2016.
When it’s completed in 2022, Parramatta Square will be an outdoor space for city residents, a place for office workers to mingle and enjoy lunch, a forecourt and public space for students, a community gathering space, and a dynamic entertainment area for events and festivals.
1 Parramatta Square(Back to top)
Western Sydney University
1 Parramatta Square (also known as 1PS), houses the $220 million dollar Parramatta city campus for the Western Sydney University which opened in 2017.
It’s home to 10,000 students from the School of Business. It is designed to promote close relationships with the business community, and has allowed the University to expand and leverage its research expertise.
The 15-storey building was developed in close collaboration with the University, which holds a 40-year lease to house its principal campus in the Parramatta CBD.
The other tenants of 1PS are Australia’s largest professional services firm, PwC, and government agency WaterNSW.
3 Parramatta Square(Back to top)
National Australia Bank
3 Parramatta Square, features a glass facade and central atrium, the 45,000 square metre of commercial space is the Western Sydney address for the National Australia Bank (NAB).
Completed in April 2020, the 17-level A-Grade office tower features childcare facilities, a central atrium, three basement parking levels, a mezzanine level and ground floor podium with 412 square metres of retail space.
As the building's anchor tenant, National Australia Bank (NAB) has a 12-year lease for the entire tower.
4 Parramatta Square(Back to top)
Multiple Government Departments
Not only offering A-grade commercial space, 4 Parramatta Square will also include a Business and Events Centre and a range of dining options—from cafes to fine dining - that will flow out and activate the outdoor space.
4 Parramatta Square with A-grade office accommodation is taken up by multiple NSW Government tenants with 5,000 employees within the departments of Planning, Industry and Environment and Finance, Services and Innovation.
The tower offers a direct connection from Parramatta train station to the public domain via a seamless single level access to the rest of the CBD.
PHIVE, 5 Parramatta Square(Back to top)
The City’s new community, cultural and civic building
Connecting with the historic Town Hall, PHIVE, 5 Parramatta Square will deliver world-class community and cultural experiences along with a state-of-the-art library. It will be a home for ideas, aspirations and expertise and a place to connect, participate and learn.
6 and 8 Parramatta Square(Back to top)
Australia's Largest Commercial Office Tower
6 and 8 Parramatta Square will provide a combined 124,000 square metres of commercial floor space over 50-storeys. It’s set to become Australia's biggest office tower. Two NSW government departments have secured long-term leases across these two buildings, bringing 4200 workers to the Parramatta CBD.
Expected completion: August 2021 (6PS) and April 2022 (8PS)
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An open space for the community to enjoy
Parramatta Square's public space will be a lively and engaging connection between the world-class buildings that surround it.
It will also be an important gathering place, destination and transit area for the many people who move through Parramatta on a daily basis.
The public domain is the centrepiece of Council's plan to transform its public spaces and will be completed in stages.
Archaelogical digs across the site have revealed important remnants of Parramatta's First Nations people and European heritage.
These will be captured through a range of interpretations and references throughout the precinct, acknowledging the role of the site in Australia's earliest and ongoing history.