WMK has achieved DA approval from the City of Sydney for a new 142 residential development on prominent Bourke Street in one of Australia’s fastest growing precincts, Zetland.
The inner-city suburb is part of the City of Sydney’s Green Square Urban Renewal program which is transforming the former industrial heartland of Beaconsfield and Zetland into a vibrant, sustainable, connected community set to accommodate over 60,000 residents by 2030.
The approval follows WMK’s winning competition for Baozheng Development P/L to design a mixed-use development at 890-898 Bourke Street including a combination of studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom residential apartments with a commercial tenancy.
WMK principal, John Andreas, says “the design articulates the perimeter block typology by breaking it up into two blocks running north/south with infill buildings between.”
The podium knits together the ensemble of buildings through a strong scale relationship and allows visual and physical access through the site.
Following a resolution of what was complex ADG compliance issues for daylight, acoustically attenuated, cross ventilation requirements, Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, who was in attendance thanked the team for the project’s commitment to the long term vision for the area.
The project is progressing to the next stage.