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Mulpha wins approval for timber office building in Norwest

August 7, 2019

David Rowlinson

Article first appeared in The Urban Developer

Property developer Mulpha Australia has won development approval for the first timber commercial building as part of its $3 billion Norwest masterplan in Sydney’s west. 

The $53 million development, known as The Bond, was initially rejected by Sydney Central Planning late last year.

The developer lodged an appeal against the decision to reject the 7-storey building, which will now be located on the corners of Elizabeth Macarthur Drive and Norbrik Drive, adjacent to the heritage-listed Bella Vista Farm.

The Fitzpatrick & Partners-designed timber building will comprise ground floor retail, a co- working lobby space, along with six floors of commercial office space and a 110 capacity childcare facility.

The  Norwest City scheme is intended to realise a smart cities concept. Mulpha Developments executive general manager Tim Spencer says Norwest is home to entrepreneurial start-ups and listed companies, including Woolworths Group, ResMed, Subaru, Westpac, Capital Finance and Norwest Private Hospital.

“As Sydney’s population and economic centre moves west, our vision is to create a highly desirable work and lifestyle destination.”

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