Liverpool to get $200m mixed-use tower

Liverpool to get $200m mixed-use tower

17 May 2019

The Uniting Church (NSW & ACT) and private landowners are preparing to lodge plans for a new $200 million commercial property development in Liverpool, Sydney’s third CBD and new airport gateway, the AFR reports.

The development, called Elizabeth Place, centres on a $100 million, 20-storey aged care independent living centre funded by the Uniting Church that will anchor a 29-storey office tower.

The tower project will be completely commercial in character and will include a 22-storey atrium, contemporary office and retail spaces, as well as food courts, childcare, and conference facilities and electric charging stations for cars.

Architects Mosca Pserras said no residential space was being considered.

“The market says we need commercial. Elizabeth Place is targeting utilities, educational, government – large institutional types that want flexible floor space,” principal Frank Mosca said.

“The vision is an iconic five-star green-star building to house about 32,000 sqm of fantastic floor space.”

“Liverpool is just waiting for some great commercial buildings,” he added.

The City of Liverpool is keen to replicate the success of Sydney’s second CBD, Parramatta, a hot-spot of commercial development.

The Liverpool CBD will yield new offices as well as community spaces and universities much like Parramatta Square, where developers like Walker Corporation are heavily developing.

“This surge of progressive change in Liverpool will be boosted even further by the rezoning last year of 25 hectares in the heart of the city to allow mixed-use developments that include commercial and residential elements,” Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller said.

Upcoming projects include the $93 million development of Westfield Liverpool by Scentre Group, the $104 million mixed-used development also on Elizabeth Street by Binah Group, a $106 million office tower by Mackycorp, and a massive $400 million investment by the Liverpool Council to house civic offices.

Population growth is expected to explode in south-west Sydney on the back of the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, currently being built at Badgery’s Creek.