Linkcity Plots Mascot Commercial Building


Linkcity Australia, a sister company of global firm Bouygues Construction, has lodged a development application for an A-grade commercial development in Mascot, a sleeping giant suburb on the edge of Sydney’s airport.

The group has put forward plans for an 11-storey office development at 32 Ricketty Street, within the Mascot West Business Park Precinct, designed by Scott Carver.

The $80 million project, which will deliver 18,000sq m of gross floor area, will comprise six levels of commercial offices offering 2,800sq m floor plates above three levels of ground parking within the building’s podium.

The building will also feature a double-height ground floor lobby, 125sq m gym and a 70sq m cafe while its rooftop will consist of a covered 800sq m terrace space, green roof with solar PV cells and a basketball half court.

If realised, the project’s upper floors will hold views of Sydney’s CBD skyline to the north, Botany Bay and Sydney Airport to the south, Alexandria Canal towards the west, and the Mascot Central precinct to the east.

The proposed development will also feature an Australian first hybrid timber, steel, and concrete structural system while being designed with high sustainability aspirations targeting a 6-Star Greenstar, Net Zero Carbon, and WELL Platinum certifications.

▲ Arstist impression of Linkcity's proposed commercial building from Ricketty Street. Image: Scott Carver
▲ Arstist impression of Linkcity's proposed commercial building from Ricketty Street. Image: Scott Carver

“This is a great design outcome with ambitious sustainability targets, an innovative hybrid timber-steel structure and generously landscaped amenities,” Linkcity Australia development manager Simon Nesbitt said.

“This will not only benefit future tenants but also positively contribute to the development of the growing Mascot area.”

The existing site comprises two low-scale industrial buildings which hold vehicle access from both Ricketty Street and Ossary Street.

It sits approximately 300 metres from the mixed-use residential Mascot Central precinct and 500 metres from the Mascot railway station.

“In the age of smart building technologies, this project will deliver improved operational efficiencies, flexible and adaptable design, and offer a people-centric work environment,” a Scott Carver spokesperson said.

“Inspired by the local industrial heritage, the building will be a landmark commercial offering of the highest sustainability credentials that contributes to the fabric of now, and of the future.”

Mascot, traditionally a mix of factories, warehouses, and industrial lots has recently become a prime location for residential and commercial developers due to improving capital values in the area compared to the CBD and other city-fringe markets.

The suburb has also become increasingly attractive to tenants given good transport links and comparably cheaper rent, with tenants paying approximately half the price per square metre gross for new A-grade buildings compared with fringe markets locations such as Surry Hills and Pyrmont.

Last year, property group Tipalea Partners similarly put forward plans for an $200 million, 18,000sq m commercial building at 50 Kent Road, after purchasing the 5,000sq m site for around $40 million.

The Sissons Architects-designed building will have 600sq m of end of trip facilities, real time air quality monitoring, a wellness centre and a 200-metre running track.

Toplace also has plans for four buildings, up to seven-storeys with 96 hotel rooms, 444 serviced apartments, restaurant, commercial tenancies and basement parking were planned for the site at 146-154A O’Riordan Street.

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