Hornsby goes higher with a new $170 million application

Hornsby goes higher with a new $170 million application
Hornsby goes higher with a new $170 million application

A new planning application is seeking to deliver Hornsby's tallest residential tower.

Diversified property firm Lyon Group Australia is backing the proposal which seeks to add two towers across 187-203 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby. In addition to the two residential towers, other uses within the proposal include a supermarket, stand-alone retail spaces and commercial offices.

Lodged with Hornsby Shire Council earlier this month, the TURNER-designed development holds a construction value in excess of $170 million.

187-203 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby application summary

Hornsby goes higher with a new 0 million application
Hero perspective. Planning image: TURNER
  • Lodged March 2018
  • Site area: 4,461 square metres with 3 street frontages
  • Proposed: 23 and 13 level towers; taller tower at 76.4 metres in height from ground level
  • 249 apartments: 61 x 1BR, 165 x 2BR, 23 x 2BR
  • 1,432 square metre supermarket
  • 15 retail spaces: 1,352 square metres
  • 1,748 square metres of commercial office tenancies
  • 1,569 communal open space: roof terraces, lap pool, courtyard
  • 6 basement levels for 582 vehicles
  • 293 square metre childcare centre
  • Total GFA: 55,111 squre metres
  • Cost of development: $170,629,805

Design features

The site has been developed as a way to craft a definable ‘Gateway’ identity for the precinct. To achieve this, the tall buildings have been sculpted by composing multiple, complimenting bar forms. These sculpted forms are anchored by an active podium, finely detailed through contemporary interpretation of the traditional shopfront characteristics of a typical ‘Main Street’.

The proposed two-storey retail commercial development provides for a continuous active edge to the perimeter of the Eastern half of the site. This edge from Dural Street around Peats Ferry Road and around to Coronation Street.

In detail, the layering of materials and patternation of the proposed building façades creates a cohesive design language while the undulating skyline and the overall composition of the built form contributes to creating a singular identity for the site and the northern gateway to Hornsby’s town centre.

TURNER Design Report excerpts
Hornsby goes higher with a new 0 million application
Street level perspective. Planning image: TURNER

Lyon Group Australia first in on the Hornsby cluster

187-203 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby stands as potentially the first of multiple high-rise tower slated for the suburb, with a cluster of towers expected directly west of Hornsby railway station.

Lyon Group Australia's bid for the dual tower development could be followed by as many of 10 similar-sized projects. Hornsby's master plan allows for future development across a number of sites that combine to make the central core precinct; towers as tall as 25 levels are envisaged.

Considered a 'gateway' site to the precinct, 187-203 Peats Ferry Road has the potential to be bettered for height on the adjacent triangular site fronting Station Street and Coronation Street.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of Urban.com.au. He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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