Mirvac's $240 million Zetland development hits planning

Mirvac's $240 million Zetland development hits planning
Mirvac's $240 million Zetland development hits planning

The wraps are off Mirvac's latest large-scale residential development that will insert itself into Sydney's Green Square urban renewal area.

Smart Design Studio and CO-AP have shared design duties for the quartet of predominantly residential buildings that pending approval, will account for Zetland's 77-93 Portman Street. Development plans for Mirvac's latest are now on display after having being received by City of Sydney during mid May.

Mirvac is no stranger to the area, already having pursued development nearby in unison with the NSW Government's Landcom property arm. Ovo at the northern tip of Green Square is Mirvac's 28 level residential tower that is all but complete.

77-93 Portman Street application summary

Mirvac's 0 million Zetland development hits planning
Ground level perspective. Image: Smart Design studio / CO-AP
  • Site area: 5,903sqm 
  • FSR: 6.2:1
  • Proposed: 4 buildings between 7-23 levels
  • Tallest tower: 78.55m
  • 354 apartments: 11 x Studio, 65 x 1BR, 208 x 2BR, 66 x 3BR, 4 x Penthouse
  • 3 Basement levels for 289 vehicles & 432 bicycles
  • Total residential GFA: 34,204sqm
  • Retail tenancies at ground floor: 1,945sqm

Street level intensification

77-93 Portman Street is "designed to create an active and lively streetscape at a human scale" according to Smart Design Studio and CO-AP.

Just shy of 2,000 square metres of retail space stretches the length of Zetland Avenue and through to Barker and Portman Streets. The design team have also added an urban plaza and site through link to increase the level of interaction and articulation at ground level.

"The plaza steps up to courtyard level, creating bleachers for seating and a sense of enclosure. Adjacent to retail premises, the urban plaza offers a place to stop and eat an ice-cream, have a coffee or meet friends whilst overlooking the Drying Green park."

Mirvac's 0 million Zetland development hits planning
Views on show. Image: Smart Design studio / CO-AP

Keeping the pipeline flowing

The Portman Street proposal is the latest in Mirvac's substantial pipeline of residential projects in play across Australia; the growing Urban National Project Database includes 13 current apartment projects under Mirvac's guidance.

Perth's Claremont on the Park is the developer's sole active project in the west, with the balance located along the eastern seaboard. Of those, the majority are at either registration and sales or construction.

The Zetland planning application represents the sole project at planning for the developer for the time being.

Mirvac Apartments Urban Renewal CO-AP Smart Design Studio


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