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  • Will be located on a 2,300 sqm site at 110-112 Walker Street
  • Hassell will design the North Sydney Tower
  • Site will be near the future Victoria Cross Metro Station, set to open 2024.
  • Consist of 64,000 square meters of office and co-working space.

Stockland has submitted development proposals for the 2300sqm site at 110-112 Walker Street in North Sydney. The site is adjacent to Stockland’s existing building at 110 Walker Street.

Hassell, a leading international design practice, have been appointed to design the development after winning a competition which featured the North Sydney Council represented on the Jury panel.

Located in North Sydney CBD, the property developer argues the prime location makes it one of the most convenient locations in Sydney, being near various bus and train interchanges along with nearby access to major roads including Warringah Freeway and Pacific Highway.

As a bonus, the site will be approximately a four-minute walk from the new Victoria Cross Metro Station, which is due for completion in 2024.

If approved, the 53-storey building will feature 64,000 square meters of office and co-working space.

Louise Mason, CEO of Commercial Property at Stockland, is excited to collaborate with Hassell and potential major tenants to create a future workplace reflecting a post-Covid world.

“We’re excited to work with the design experts at Hassell and prospective major tenants to delve into what a workplace of the future will look like, to refine our vision for a post-COVID office space that will address the changing preferences of workers and complement an evolving North Sydney,” said Ms Mason.

“We continue to foresee future demand for quality workplace assets along the east coast, and expect tenant demand for new, contemporary workspaces with large, flexible floorplates which allow tenants to shape the workplace to suit their people, culture and business needs in a post-COVID environment.”

Liz Westgarth, Hassell Principal and Board Director, is hopeful the project will push a social and environmental design agenda that will inspire future generations.

“Our ambitious response focuses on the future of workplace – creating a place that is attractive to a contemporary workforce. It will deliver a beautiful design with measureable value for both Stockland and North Sydney. It will become a place for people with purpose,” said Ms Westgarth.

“As the nature of when, where and how we choose to do our work continues to evolve, it was also important to design a building that supports a diverse range of working styles. Therefore, our research into the future of work and the impacts of COVID-19 helped shape the workplace offer, which will allow for highly personalised and efficient planning configurations to meet tenant’s exact demands both now and into the future.”

The development application will be valid for five years if approved, giving the developer flexibility with the project. Stockland is hoping to grow its Workplace and Logistics portfolio using a $5.6 billion development pipeline primarily focused on the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane markets.

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