Central Park, Sydney
Central Park is a major mixed use urban renewal project in Sydney, Australia located on Broadway in the suburb of Chippendale. The development is focused on a new public park located just off Broadway of approximately 6,500 square metres in size.
For many decades the southern side of Broadway was dominated by a brewery. The facility closed in the 2000s and the site was put up for sale. Frasers Property purchased the site from the Fosters Group on 29 June, 2007. The project is due for completion in mid to late 2013.
One Central Park
The first stage of the redevelopment is a new tower called One Central Park designed by Jean Nouvel featuring "vertical gardens" by Patrick Blanc and LED art by Yann Kersalé. Located opposite the UTS Tower, One Central Park is an apartment complex with a shopping centre called Central located on the lower levels. The design includes a cantilevered section including a heliostat to provide light to the parkland below. It is the tallest building on the site. As of 2012, construction is under way and is expected to be complete in mid-2013.
Park Lane & The Mark
The second and third stages are called Park Lane and The Mark. These are residential buildings designed by Johnson Pilton Walker located adjacent to the new parkland. The Mark is the second tallest building at Central Park.
Central Park includes two parks. In addition to the main park, a pocket park known as the Balfour Street Park was created by closing a section of Balfour Street. The park provides a connection between Central Park and the rest of Chippendale. It opened in April 2010.
The main park, called Chippendale Green, opened on 17 December 2012.
Two other large scale, inner city urban renewal projects in Sydney:
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