In a shift to office projects, developer Bathla has filed plans for a 21-storey office tower on the outskirts of Blacktown’s CBD in New South Wales.
The 1240sq m site at 30 First Avenue, Blacktown, in Western Sydney will boast an office tower with some retail if the City of Blacktown council and the Sydney Central City Planning Panel approve the application.
Bathla’s plans for the tower include six basement levels to provide 155 carparking spaces.
There will be 287sq m of gross floor area for retail use and 696sq m of space for function centres.
Another 362.5sq m of space will be set aside for recreational facilities while the total office gross floor area will be 11995.6 square metres.
The two retail tenancies and one of the offices will be on the ground floor with the entrance lobby for the rest of the office space.
A bar and lounge, function centre, food preparation area and another office will be on the first floor.
Two more function rooms, another bar and lounge and a kitchen will be on the second floor.
The third floor will have a chiller room, changing rooms and office space.
Floors 5-20 will each have office space and amenities with the layout changing slightly on certain floors.
According to documents submitted with the application, the entire project is estimated to cost $33.6 million.
Bathla Investments Pty Ltd, the applicant for the project, is a venture between Universal Property Group Pty Ltd, Raj and Jai Construction Pty Ltd and Western Sydney Property Group Pty Ltd.
Universal Property Group trades regularly as The Bathla Group.
The project has been designed by Bathla with construction also expected to be carried out by the developer.
CoreLogic’s property records list the site as being sold by First Ave Pty Ltd in September 2022 with settlement in December 2022 for $7.6 million.
CBRE Western Sydney’s Alex Mirzaian handled the sale to Sneh and Samisha Pty Ltd.
ASIC records show that Neetu Dawar and Suman Lata are the directors and shareholders of Sneh and Samisha Pty Ltd.
Bathla has most recently filed an application for a Central Coast masterplanned project with 400 apartments but has also recently filed plans for a four-storey tower block in Western Sydney.