Build-to-rent and Sydney metro combine in integrated development

Sydney’s first high-rise, build-to-rent project, housed in one of two 39-storey towers, will be built above a proposed metro station on Pitt Street in the central city

The NSW Government has awarded contracts to a consortium comprising Oxford Properties, CPB Contractors and Grocon to deliver the station the integrated development above. The state will pocket $369 million for the air rights to develop the two buildings above the station.

The over-station development comprises a commercial tower and a rental residential building containing roughly 230 apartments.

Pitt Street north station escalators.

Pitt Street north station escalators.

Image: NSW government

The commercial building will be designed by Foster and Partners with Cox Architecture, while the rental building will be designed by Bates Smart.

The two towers will sit above the new station, which will run along 250 metres of Pitt Street, connecting Park Street to Bathurst Street and Putt Streel to Castlereagh Street.

The first section of the broader Metro project, in the city’s Northwest, opened in June with stations and plazas designed by Hassell.

The second stage of the program includes the construction and operation of a new metro rail line from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour through Sydney’s CBD to Sydenham and on to Bankstown through the conversion of the existing railway line. Tunnel constructions for the Metro is taking place from 2018 to 2020 and construction of the stations is due to begin in 2021. The second stage of the metro is due to open in 2024.

Pitt Street is one of five planned or proposed integrated developments, with others planned for Crows Nest, to be designed by Woods Bagot and Oculus, Victoria Cross, to be designed by Bates Smart, Cox Architecture and Aspect Studios, Martin Place, by Johnson Pilton Walker and Tzannes, and Waterloo (indicative designs prepared by Turner and Turf Design).

Related topics

More news

See all
The 338 Pitt Street development, with lead design by FJMT. Transformative, city-making proposal for central Sydney

A team led by FJMT has won a design excellence competition to transform half a city block in Sydney with a proposal that will make …

Lake Macquarie council will consider building the winning project on a vacant block on Ocean Street in Dudley. Competition to design ‘innovative’ housing in Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie City Council has launched a $40,000 nationwide design competition seeking the “next-generation of urban housing in Australia.”

A sketch of proposed alterations to the eastern boardwalk at the Sydney Opera House in Alex Popov's inaugural prize winning scheme. A simple and obvious idea to transform the Sydney Opera House

We revisit the inaugural winner of the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work, awarded in 1993 to a scheme that proposed to transform and enhance “the …

Victorian construction industry put on ‘pilot light’ setting as part of stage 4 lockdown Victorian construction industry put on ‘pilot light’ setting as part of stage 4 lockdown

The Victorian government will partially shut down the state’s construction sites as part of stage four COVID-19 restrictions.

Most read

Latest on site

Calendar