City of Parramatta appoints builder for iconic new civic building
City of Parramatta Council has appointed Australian company Built to construct 5 Parramatta Square – the City’s new civic, cultural and community building – following a rigorous 12-month selection process.
“We are thrilled to be appointing Built to deliver 5 Parramatta Square, the jewel in the crown of the world-class Parramatta Square precinct,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.
“The site of 5 Parramatta Square is challenging and Built has come up with innovative ideas for constructing a multipurpose building with a unique facade. The company is already delivering 6 & 8 Parramatta Square, part of Australia’s largest urban regeneration project.”
Construction of 5 Parramatta Square, which will be integrated into a refurbished Parramatta Town Hall, is expected to begin in the coming months.
The six-storey building will be dedicated to the community, offering a contemporary public library, a Discovery Centre with exhibition spaces and visitor services, creative spaces and meeting rooms, and a café. It will also be home to the new Council Chambers.
The $130 million structure is the final addition to the new Parramatta Square precinct, a three-hectare mixed-use area in the centre of Parramatta CBD. Located next to Parramatta train station and a future light rail stop on Macquarie Street, the precinct includes 6,000sqm of public domain.
Council anticipates that construction of 5 Parramatta Square will be complete in April 2022, to coincide with the completion of the remaining Parramatta Square precinct.