Park Sydney committed to design excellence, architectural practice and sustainability

5 May 2017

Greenland Australia and GH Australia have commenced the development process for one of the most significant urban renewal projects in Sydney, having completed the first design competition for the development of Park Sydney.

Formally committed to design excellence and working with the City of Sydney, Greenland Australia and GH Australia will launch no fewer than five design competitions (covering all stages of the project) for the Erskineville project, one of the last remaining masterplanned residential and retail community developments within four kilometres of the Sydney CBD.

A mix of established and emerging architects will be invited to participate in the Competitive Design Alternatives Process that will deliver design excellence throughout the project. In the interest of quality, diversity and innovation, the successful architect will aim to transform part of the light industrial Ashmore Estate through quality architecture, urban design and landscape design solutions.

The site currently comprises large warehouse buildings and has been slated for change for the past 20 years. The recently completed Stage One competition includes 320-340 apartments across two blocks in the north-east corner of the site (Blocks ‘B and C’ in the Masterplan). There will also be ground floor retail, a commercial child care centre and high quality public domain.

Greenland Australia and GH Australia are working with the Erskineville community to ensure a destination is created that the locals can engage with and enjoy. Warehouses are set to be replaced by a dynamic retail offering, new streets and shared pathways, and a 7,400-square metre public park that will have a range of features designed to encourage active use by the whole community.

Sherwood Luo, Managing Director of Greenland Australia says of the competition, “Greenland Australia and GH Australia are committed to designing and building a new destination that people can engage with and enjoy. Along with new apartments, there will be integrated retail and generous public spaces that add to the local character. And we wouldn’t want it any other way.

“We have worked closely with the Central Sydney Planning Committee to approve the Design Excellence Strategy for the whole of the site. With this development, we have also committed to make a positive contribution to the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision and targets.”

WMK Architecture in Sydney has been chosen to design Stage One. WMK’s Director Design and Delivery, Julian Venning, said, “Our winning design combines the contexts of two diverse neighbourhoods into an architectural hybrid, merging the characteristics of the adjacent medium rise mixed use apartments and fine grain housing, modern and historical contexts, into a unified design solution.

“It’s WMK’s belief that the building set-backs, pedestrian friendly space, and generous public parks and facilities will also respond well to local needs and wants. We are delighted to be involved in helping deliver Stage One of this important development alongside the joint venture partners and the City of Sydney.”

Park Sydney will make a positive contribution to the City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision and targets by going over and above encouraged best practice, and will exceed the NSW Government BASIX water and energy efficiency requirements.

The Park Sydney display suite, at the intersection of Mitchell Road and Maddox Street in Erskineville, will be open to the public from 11am on Saturday, 6 May 2017. Expressions of interest and $5,000 refundable holding deposits for several Stage One apartments will be taken the same day, with sales slated to start in early June. The detailed design DA is on track to be lodged with the City of Sydney next week.

Future corner of Macdonald and Foundry Street

Future corner of Macdonald and Foundry Street

Colliers International (Residential) Sydney was recently appointed as lead sales agency for the project and will work alongside sales staff from Greenland Australia. For more information on the development go to www.parksydney.com

Greenland Australia and GH Australia are proud to be major sponsor of the South Sydney District Rugby League Referees Association. The joint venture is also supporting Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets at community and sales events.

For media enquiries, please contact: Brett Galvin, The Mint Partners. 02 9280 2133 or brett@themintpartners.com.au

About Greenland Australia
Greenland Australia is the Australasian division of global property development company, Greenland Group, headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Since its incorporation in 2013, Greenland Australia has undertaken several property developments in major capital cities including Sydney and Melbourne. In Sydney, the group has commenced construction of ‘Greenland Centre Sydney’, its flagship development and Sydney’s tallest residential tower on the site of the former Sydney Water head office on Bathurst Street. Phase one of this project, the five-star Primus Hotel Sydney on Pitt Street, opened for business in December 2015.

‘Lucent’ in North Sydney was Greenland’s second development in Sydney. The luxury residential apartment building, which has set the benchmark for residential living in North Sydney, was completed in June 2016. ‘Omnia’ at Potts Point is now under construction and ‘Leichhardt Green’ in Leichhardt is set for completion later this year. In late June 2016, Greenland Australia and GH Australia acquired the majority of land earmarked for their 6.9-hectare joint mixed use development on the Ashmore Industrial Estate at Erskineville in Sydney.

About GH Australia
GH Australia are the Australian arm of one of Hong Kong’s leading diversified property and development firms, Golden Horse Group (GHG), with more than 25 years’ experience across prestige residential, tourism, sporting and recreational projects. The firm entered the Australian market in 2013 with the purchase of Noosa Springs Golf Course, Hope Island Links Golf Course and the site for Icon Milton in Brisbane, a luxury twin-tower apartment development featuring resort-style amenities and lush landscaping throughout.

GHG were one of the first firms to commence real estate and development activities in the reformed economy of China in 1989, and have completed more than 20 projects to date comprising over three million square metres of outstanding developments, many of them now iconic landmarks in China’s tourism, hospitality and residential sectors in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Huai’an and Haikou.