Surry Hills Village regeneration project granted final approval to commence construction next year

Surry Hills Village regeneration project granted final approval to commence construction next year
Surry Hills Village regeneration project granted final approval to commence construction next year

Three years ago, property developer TOGA acquired the prominent 1.2-hectare Surry Hills Village site. Today, after a series of development application setbacks and design iterations, the final planning application for the new mixed-use precinct has been granted approval by the City of Sydney.

Situated on the corner of Cleveland and Baptist Streets, the prolific heritage building will be retained, while a new series of residential buildings, as well as retail and dining spaces, will be constructed to complement the striking central structure.

The design team consists of some of Australia’s most talented architects, urban planners and interior designers, who aim to revitalise the site, reactivating the streetscape as a place to live, work and play.

Surry Hills Village regeneration project granted final approval to commence construction next year
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Surry Hills Village regeneration project granted final approval to commence construction next year
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Surry Hills Village regeneration project granted final approval to commence construction next year
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Surry Hills Village regeneration project granted final approval to commence construction next year
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Design team:

  • Adam Haddow, Architect and Principal, SJB 
  • Iain Halliday, Director, BKH 
  • Sacha Coles, Director, Aspect Studios
  •  Eva-Marie Prineas, Architect and Principal, Studio Prineas

“We are so excited about this project.  It is our neighbourhood, we live and work in this place.  Our office is here, our bookshop is here, we live here - we’re completely committed to achieving a remarkable outcome for this site.  This area to us is the quintessential Sydney - at the edge of the city, it plays an important role in the ‘and’ of Sydney.  It is not about the beaches or the bush, it is an area focused on creativity and industry, and we’re excited to be contributing to this legacy.”

Adam Haddow, Director at SJB 

Styled as a market-inspired open-air plaza, the development will include a range of high-end boutiques, restaurants and providores, as well as a Coles supermarket. Residences to be built on the site will include 154 apartments with interiors designed by BKH, as well as luxury penthouses and terraces with curated interiors by SB.

To date, a selection of apartments has already sold, as well as the project’s most expensive penthouse. This property sold for just under $6 million to an Australian expat based in the United States.

The master-planned precinct will also include a 517 square metre public park and feature the highest density of hatted restaurants in one place.

A public laneway will link Marriott and Baptist Streets, while the neighbouring newly completed light rail will act as a connection to the plaza for residents in surrounding suburbs.

12,000 square metres dedicated to commercial and retail spaces, featuring:

  • Coles supermarket
  • Vintage Cellars
  • Boutiques
  • Providores
  • Restaurants
  • Street cafes
  • Parking

Construction of the market-style mixed-use precinct is set to commence late next year. During construction, a bus service will provide shoppers with a connection to Surry Hills Shopping Village and Coles at Danks Street Plaza in Waterloo.

“As one of the most celebrated areas in Sydney, Surry Hills Village is surrounded by a melting pot of the city’s finest restaurants, bars, art, music and culture. The precinct we are creating pays homage to this great community’s significant history while helping to shape its next chapter. We’re very proud to be leading the revitalisation of this iconic site and look forward to embarking on the next phase of the project.”

Fabrizio Perilli, CEO of TOGA

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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