Following a rigorous 12-month selection process, Built, has just been appointed by City of Paramatta Council to construct 5 Parramatta Square – the City’s eye-catching new civic, cultural and community building.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said the 5 Parramatta Square is the jewel in the crown of the world-class Parramatta Square precinct.
“The site of 5 Parramatta Square is challenging and Built has come up with innovative ideas for constructing a multi-purpose building with a unique facade. The company is already delivering 6 and 8 Parramatta Square, part of Australia’s largest urban regeneration project.”
The six-storey building will be dedicated to the community, offering a contemporary public library, a Discovery Centre with exhibition spaces and visitor services, creative spaces and meeting rooms, and a café. It will also be home to the new Council Chambers.
Designed by a consortium of French firm Manuelle Gautrand Architecture and Australian firms DesignInc and Lacoste + Stevenson, 5 Parramatta Square will feature an open layout, tessellated façade and LED lighting, with light projections and digital artworks set to animate the building’s exterior.
Targeting a 5-Star Green Star Design rating, 5 Parramatta Square has been designed with sustainability in mind. Features such as high thermal performance, energy-generating solar panels, and water harvesting, and re-use systems are all included.
The $130 million building is the final addition to the new Parramatta Square precinct – a three-hectare mixed-use area in the centre of the Parramatta CBD.
Located next to Parramatta train station and a future light rail stop on Macquarie Street, the precinct includes 6,000 square metres of public domain that will serve as an important place to meet, trade, shop, dine, learn and connect.
Construction of 5 Parramatta Square, which will be integrated into a refurbished Parramatta Town Hall, is expected to begin in the coming months.
The Council anticipates that construction will be complete in April 2022, to coincide with the completion of the remaining Parramatta Square precinct.