Green Square tower development breaks ground in Sydney
Green Square’s transformation from industrial zone to thriving residential hub in Sydney has stepped up a gear as construction begins on a new tower.
Infinity, the latest project by Australian property developer Crown Group, commenced construction today following a ground-breaking ceremony.
According to Crown Group, the 20-storey building designed by Koichi Takada Architects will be distinguished by its unique lopped shape and a large void in its north-facing façade, allowing natural light to penetrate the tower’s 1180 square metre central landscaped plaza.
The $575 million development will sit on the corner of Bourke Street and Botany Road, with pedestrian access from Green Square’s new Ebsworth Street, and will feature approximately 30 retail outlets, restaurants and cafes, plus a conference centre to hold 450 people.
Improved public transport access forms part of the design, with the extension of an underground pedestrian walkway and construction of a new wheel-chair access lift linking Botany Road’s public plaza with Green Square train station, the company adds.
Crown Group chief executive officer Iwan Sunito says he envisages Infinity will become a residential and retail hub, as well as a continued driver of collaboration and innovation within the new Green Square town centre.
“Infinity by Crown Group has been an exceptional project from the start – from the first stages of development and design selection through to the most successful sales launch in Crown Group’s history,” Sunito says.
The City of Sydney has committed $540 million over the next 10 years to build facilities and infrastructure in ￼￼Green Square, including a library, a civic plaza, a new park and playing fields, an aquatic leisure centre and ￼a new childcare centre – part of an $8 billion redevelopment of the 278-hectare Green Square precinct.
One of the fastest growing areas in Sydney, Green Square is forecast to have a population of 61,000 people by 2030 and provide 21,000 new permanent jobs by 2030.