curved block

Slinky Wellington St block gets go ahead to complete $2bn Sydney Central Park project

By Jamie Thomson

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Wellington Street West

Curves are back in style in Sydney, following the decision to give the green light to develop the remaining residential stage of Central Park.

Approval has been granted to Frasers Property Australia to develop a 292-apartment building, which will snake along the length of Wellington Street, at the south eastern corner of the $2 billion Central Park precinct in Chippendale.

Frasers Property Australia will team up with award-winning architecture practice Francis-Jones Morehen-Thorp’s (fjmt), who, in 2013, won the competition to design “Block 11”, the final piece in Central Park’s residential jigsaw.

“The careful collaboration between Frasers Property and fjmt will see the delivery of an exceptionally-designed residential building, reflecting the high benchmarks we have set in design and master planning in every other aspect of the project,” said Central Park project director Mick Caddey.

“At its completion, scheduled for 2018, Central Park will have involved a complex nine-year program of design, planning and construction and we are now approaching the last stages of this multi-staged precinct.”

The development, which will curve in the centre to make space for two new public gardens, includes a mix of one-bedroom suites and two- and three-bedroom apartments. For those looking for more flexibility with their living arrangements, there are plans to launch a range of two-bedroom dual-key apartments in late 2016.

The block will also boast a childcare centre with capacity for 90 children, and a selection of retail spaces at street level.

“The project’s design concept allows the curved form of the building to embrace two distinctive landscaped areas at ground level,” explained Richard Francis-Jones, design director of fjmt. “These landscaped areas anchor the building in its surroundings and provide a soft lush setting for the apartments.”

Sales for Block 11 are expected to commence in mid-2016. For further information, visit the Central Park sales office on Central Park Avenue (on the corner of Carlton Street), Sydney, 10am to 6pm, call 1300 857 057 or visit www.centralparksydney.com.

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