All set for the tallest building at Green Square as OVO celebrates completion

All set for the tallest building at Green Square as OVO celebrates completion
All set for the tallest building at Green Square as OVO celebrates completion

Landcom and Mirvac Group have neared completion of OVO at Green Square, which more than 600 residents set to call the landmark building home. 

It was designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) design director, Richard Francis-Jones.

It is the second Landcom and Mirvac building to be completed at Green Square, following the completion of Ebsworth in early 2017 in the transformed former industrial area.

Designed by FJMT in partnership with Mirvac Design, OVO features a distinctive ellipsoid-shaped tower taking advantage of the prime views of the city.

The façade of the building has one of the most complex colour, detail and manufacturing systems Mirvac has delivered, including 1,800 panels in 134 different shapes and 17 different colours.

Mirvac’s CEO Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said OVO was the gateway to the heart of the Green Square Town Centre, on the corner of Bourke Street and Ebsworth Street.

Green Square’s high street along Ebsworth Street now features a 2,000 square metre Woolworths supermarket and The Social Corner - a community space and cafe.  

Later this year, the City of Sydney will open the civic plaza and library, with more amenities, such as parks and an aquatic centre, set to open in the coming years.

This has followed the completion of a $32 million community and cultural precinct, complete with a three-storey creative centre, which opened in May 2018.

It as in April 2015 when Mirvac sold 221 apartments on the opening weekend. 

Pricing on the apartments in the 28-storey tower was equivalent to the last two towers the developer had sold in the same burgeoning new precinct.

Rates on level 12 were around $13,000 per square metre, with lower floors cheaper and higher floors dearer. 

Studios were priced from $650,000, with first home buyers paying more than $700,000 for a one bedroom apartment without parking, and two bedroom apartments with one bathroom in the $900,000 range and going up in Ovo, which occupies a prominent gateway location at 956-960 Bourke Street.

Designed by architect Richard Francis-Jones in an elliptical shape, the curving, 28-storey tower features a larger mix of three-bedroom apartments with layouts designed to appeal to households with children.

Some apartments have a bathroom for every bedroom. 

When fully completed around 2030, Green Square’s total population could reach 53,000, according to planning estimates.

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