A shortlist of contractors has been announced to build two high-rise buildings above Sydney Metro’s Pitt Street station.
Grocon Developments, Lendlease and Brookfield Properties Australia have been selected to build the Pitt Street Station and the buildings above, with the contract expected to be awarded later this year.
One of the buildings will be a 43-storeys tall above the northern entry to Pitt Street Station, on Park Street. It will be either a commercial office tower or mixed use comprised of residential apartments, a hotel and commercial or retail space.
Approval for Pitt Street North includes a building envelope with a maximum heigh of 188.7 metres, a maximum gross floor area of 50,310 square metres and car parking for a maximum of 50 car spaces.
The other tower will be a 30-storey commercial or a 35-storey residential building above the southern entry to Pitt Street Station.
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It is approved to have a building envelope with a maximum height of 171.6 metres and carparking for up to 34 spaces.
More than 115 submissions were received during the public consultation period after the Environmental Impact Statement for each building was lodged with the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment last year.
Sydney Metro received planning approval for the station in January 2017. Work on the integrated designs will be able to start while station construction is underway to minimise impact to the community.