Demolition starts at city-shaping Liverpool Civic Place development
Built CEO & Managing Director, Brett Mason joined Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller and the joint development team to mark the official start of demolition works to progress Liverpool Civic Place.
“The mixed-use Liverpool Civic Place development, constructed in partnership between Liverpool City Council and Built, is one of the most significant projects in our city’s history,” Mayor Waller said.
“Liverpool Civic Place will anchor and activate the southern end of the Liverpool city centre, providing new public spaces, community facilities and job opportunities for our growing city.
“The start of demolition works sends a strong message that Council is getting on with transforming Liverpool into a vibrant and exciting city to improve liveability and encourage further investment to support jobs and economic growth.”
Built CEO & Managing Director, Brett Mason said the project, designed by leading Australian architects fjmt, will be one of the most significant urban projects undertaken in Western Sydney in the next few years.
“As both the development and construction partner, we are looking forward to delivering the first phase of this development jointly with Liverpool City Council and to provide world class public space and community facilities to Liverpool and South-West Sydney,” he said.
“This project will provide job creation and employment training opportunities. We estimate that at the peak of construction we will have 350 workers on site, of which 30 roles will be new construction industry graduates and apprentices.”
Liverpool Civic Place will be delivered across two stages:
Phase A (Council Works component):
• Council offices, Council Chambers and a childcare facility
• A new city library and community hub;
• A new Civic Plaza
• Council and public car parking
Phase B/C (Built Works component):
• Office space to accommodate a combination of commercial, retail and education spaces
• A nine-level hotel or student accommodation building
Demolition and excavation works are expected to finish in mid-2021, with the Council Works component of the development estimated to be complete by the end of 2022 or early in 2023.