Western Sydney Airport Selects Architectus to Develop 191-hectare Business Park

Western Sydney Airport has commissioned design firm Architectus to develop a masterplan for the 191-hectare business park, located in the growing investment region known as Western Sydney's "economic zone".

Up to 10-million annual passengers are expected to visit the airport site which will comprise office, retail, industrial, hotels and conference facilities.

Australian firm Architectus won the contract after a procurement process undertaken by Western Sydney Airport (WSA).

WSA chief executive Graham Millett said the significant land parcel is located on prime airport real estate.

“We’ve got a blueprint for staged growth to become one of the world’s biggest airports in the decades to follow and our business park will be a key feature.”

The business park will sit within 1.5 kilometres of the airport terminal, and is a separate development project to the 11,200-hectare Aerotropolis.

Master planning for the Airport’s business park is anticipated to be complete by mid-2019, with an opening date slated prior to the airport's operational date in 2026.

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Earthworks commenced for Western Sydney Airport in September.
Earthworks commenced for Western Sydney Airport in September.

Western Sydney Airport

Nearby, construction of the Western Sydney airport is underway on the 1780 hectare site, with initial earthworks kicking off in September.

British firm Arup Group won the contract to develop the masterplan for Western Sydney's $5.3 billion airport.

Federal, state and local governments announced earlier this year it would invest $20 billion into the new airport city in Badgerys Creek, fast-tracking infrastructure for the precinct touted as the state’s “newest economic zone”.

The airport has been described as “a transformational infrastructure project” that will generate economic activity in the region.

The Australian Government is investing up to $5.3 billion in equity to deliver the airport through the government-owned company, ‘Western Sydney Airport’.

The airport is expected to support almost 28,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2031.

Feature Image: The Vision for Western Sydney Airport.


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