Goodman Lodges Plans for Two Towers in Macquarie Park


ASX-listed property giant Goodman has revealed plans for two commercial office buildings in booming Macquarie Park, north-west of Sydney's CBD.

The DA now before the Ryde City Council details the demolition of all current existing structures at 67-75 Epping Road.

Goodman wants the new premises to be able to open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

“This high exposure location on the corner of Epping and Lane Cove roads is the gateway site into the heart of Macquarie Park,” Goodman commercial development general manager David Wilson said.

“There will be two PCA A-grade commercial towers built, with a total of more than 34,000sq m—each tower will have about 17,000sq m of space.

“The towers have been designed by international [firm] HDR.

“Building A, with nine levels, has a curved façade that follows the site boundary along Epping and Lane Cove roads, while building B, with 11 levels, will have one prominently sharp-edged façade facing Lane Cove Road.

“The buildings will offer 340 secure car parks over four levels of basement car parking and both buildings seek to achieve a 5-Green-Star building design; As Built Certification and 5-star NABERS energy rating.”

▲ Artist's impressions of Goodman's planned two-tower development at Macquarie Park.
▲ Artist's impressions of Goodman's planned two-tower development at Macquarie Park.

The buildings would have zoned built management system-controlled air conditioning; base building back-up generators for essential services, LED lighting, double full-height performance façade glazing and NBN network connection on each floor.

The site is irregularly shaped and is zoned B3 Commercial Core. It has a primary street frontage to Epping Road to the south-west and a secondary frontage to Lane Cove Road to the north-west.

The land is part of Goodman’s City Views Business Park, which includes multi-storey office buildings, cafes, a childcare centre, outdoor amenities and expansive landscaped grounds.

Wilson said that if approved the development would take about 20 months to build.

There will also be a landscaped zone in the buildings and onsite retail food and beverage amenities, and a gymnasium/yoga facility for employees of the estate.

“Goodman wants organisations both within and from outside the precinct who want a CBD quality building at under half the cost.,” Wilson said.

“The high exposure site will provide great corporate signage exposure.

“Organisations who want to decentralise from the CBD post-Covid-19, with good parking, great onsite and surrounding amenities, and within a 150m walk to Macquarie Park train station, should be interested.”

Macquarie Park is currently the largest non-CBD office market in Australia and is set to become Australia’s fourth largest commercial precinct by 2030.

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