Fender Katsalidis' Liverpool Quarter Tower receives the green light

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Fender Katsalidis' Liverpool Quarter Tower receives the green light
Render of Liverpool Quarter

Located in the of Sydney, Liverpool has just cemented itself as Sydney’s third CBD with the approval of the city’s tallest commercial office tower designed by Fender Katsalidis.
Developed by Macky Corp, the tower stands as a new gateway to Liverpool with 23 levels of grade A office space, 1,500sqm of co-working space and 640sqm of ground retail space.

Additionally, the refurbishment of the New Commercial Hotel alongside with a two level development known as ‘The Stables’ which reflects the current heritage landscape and will be the podium to the curved glass tower above. The design draws upon the aesthetic of Liverpool’s brick buildings, green corridors and riverbank. The elegantly curved design of the tower is shaped to allow sunlight to enter the heritage precinct below.
The alley with boutique retail, eateries, cafes and bars stretching from Bigge Street to Scott Street will provide Liverpool residents with a destination that the area truly deserves and has been long awaited.

Fender Katsalidis' Liverpool Quarter Tower receives the green light
Render of the Liverpool Quarter precinct with incorporated civic space and heritage buildings.

“Liverpool Quarter is a landmark project that will transform the area and enhance its surrounds,” says Fender Katsalidis director Mark Curzon.
“The building will act as a regional marker welcoming ones arrival into the city whilst creating an exciting new civic precinct celebrating its heritage.”

The Liverpool Quarter development is a response to the growing commercial interest in the area with the approval of nearby Western Sydney Airport and intimate connectivity to the Sydney CBD via public transport services. The development is welcomed by the Liverpool City Council as a perfect example for the type of developmental growth the new CBD needs.

“What drew us to Liverpool was the unprecedented infrastructure investment. We were attracted to this site given it was opposite the train station but also because of the three-storey heritage pub that was once the gateway to the city from the river and the east. Liverpool Quarter will stand proud as the gateway to the city and the refurbished pub alongside The Stables will create a destinational food and beverage precinct” says Macky Corp director Michael Hercus.

Fender Katsalidis' Liverpool Quarter Tower receives the green light
Liverpool Quarter's plaza and community space

Katsalidis design gives plenty of “breathing space” between the existing New Commercial Hotel and the new tower, providing the area with a high level of community engaged, civic space.

“The people of Liverpool and the south-west deserve better. They are tired of travelling great distances to work and to experience quality food, beer and wine in a clean and safe environment. Liverpool Quarter will be a place for the people of Liverpool and the south-west to be proud of and call their own” says Hercus.

Sydney CBD and Parramatta have been leading the commercial office market with low vacancy levels at 0.8% in some areas for A grade office buildings. Located opposite Liverpool Station, the $210 million dollar development will be amongst local destinations such as Macquarie Street, Biggie Park, Georges River, Liverpool Hospital and Westfield Liverpool and changes the shape and evolution of Australia’s fourth oldest town.

Liverpool’s current population of 210,000 is expected to explode to over 331,000 by 2036, thus being dubbed Sydney’s third CBD to which residents will be able to find pride and engage in their community.

Fender Katsalidis' Liverpool Quarter Tower receives the green light
The incorporated New Commercial Hotel and Stables entrance

Construction of the tower commences in late 2019 with an expected completion in late 2021.
All images by Fender Katsalidis

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