New $600 million Liverpool Civic Place Tops Out
A new focal point for Western Sydney’s accelerating economy is set to emerge in Liverpool, as the first stage of the city-shaping $600 million Liverpool Civic Place mixed use precinct tops out today.
The new fjcstudio designed precinct will create a new commercial and community hub in Liverpool, including 35,000sqm of A-Grade commercial office space across two towers, an 80-key hotel, a state-of-the-art library, art gallery, council chambers and offices.
It will also create Western Sydney’s newest public square which will provide a focal point for major events, festivals and community activities, reflecting the cultural diversity of Liverpool.
Speaking at the topping out ceremony today marking the completion of the first tower’s top floor, Liverpool Mayor, Ned Mannoun said Liverpool’s emergence as an economic powerhouse and Sydney’s third CBD has driven $13 billion in transport and infrastructure investment into the city.
“South West Sydney is one of Sydney’s fastest growing districts and the opening of the Western Sydney International Airport and Aerotropolis has catalysed investment in a wide range of knowledge-intensive industries that will also generate significant employment and economic opportunities for the south-west region,” Mayor Mannoun said.
“Liverpool will be at the centre of this growth and will strategically connect businesses from east to west. It will also be home to one of the city’s fastest growing and most inclusive populations which is expected to double to half a million people in the next 20 years. It represents the modern face of multicultural Australia with more than 40% of our residents born overseas and half of our population speaking a language other than English.”
Importantly, the precinct’s development is not a future vision, but already sees construction well advanced with the first stage of commercial office to be completed later this year and ready to meet the specific needs of A-grade tenants.
Stage one will also include the opening of the new council chambers and offices, public library and art gallery, and new highly identifiable multi-function public square, which will take full advantage of the city’s multicultural community and culinary scene to stage major events, festivals and community celebrations.
Jono Cottee, Development Director for Built, the precinct’s development and construction partner, said stage two of the precinct will start shortly and include a nine-storey hotel and a 20,500sqm state-of-the-art commercial tower that will be the city’s most sustainable building and operate net zero of carbon emissions from day one.
“Companies looking to make their mark in what will become Western Sydney’s future engine room will be in a good position now to establish themselves and build a business network from ground level up. There is a first mover advantage for a range of business and knowledge-based industries such as health and education, that will be first to attract and retain Liverpool’s globally skilled and highly-educated workforce,” he said.
“Liverpool Civic Place will also be one of Greater Sydney’s most connected precincts offering just a 30-minute connection to Sydney Airport and the new Western Sydney International Airport, less than four minutes’ walk to Liverpool train station and direct access to the M5, M7 and new M12 motorway connection to the new airport.”
Liverpool City Council and Built will launch a new campaign in coming months to promote Liverpool as Western Sydney’s emerging powerhouse, multicultural epicentre and a strategic location for both Australian and international businesses. The campaign will be rolled out across a range of media channels. It will also feature a range of events and initiatives designed to showcase Liverpool’s potential as a world-class city of the future.