Construction at Green Square Town Centre officially started on February 25, with a ground breaking ceremony for Ebsworth, the Centre’s first residential building.
UrbanGrowth NSW, the State Government’s urban transformation delivery organisation, is the landowner and Mirvac is the developer for the 174 apartment building.
Speaking on the day, UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive David Pitchford said the ground breaking represented a significant milestone for Green Square Town Centre and UrbanGrowth NSW.
“The start of construction marks the start of the Green Square Town Centre, and shows UrbanGrowth NSW’s commitment and capability to drive urban transformation that will increase the supply of housing and jobs, and transform city living by designing world class centres that are vibrant, connected, and a great place to live and work,” Mr Pitchford said.
“Today’s ground breaking follows detailed planning, land consolidation and consultation by UrbanGrowth NSW, aimed at optimising the value of government land for the public good.
“It is particularly significant for UrbanGrowth NSW as the first of our major urban transformation projects to start the building phase.”
Ebsworth comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments above a ground floor featuring artisan style retailers. All 174 apartments in the building sold out in one weekend in November 2014.
Mirvac Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said that the commencement of construction was a proud moment.
“Ebsworth represents the first stage of apartments to be delivered by Mirvac and UrbanGrowth NSW in the heart of the new Green Square Town Centre, and it’s exciting to take another significant step towards our first residents living at Green Square in 2016,” Ms. Lloyd-Hurwitz said.
“Ebsworth’s popularity with buyers reflects the strength of the Green Square offering, as well as the superior design of the apartments and price points. Twenty per cent of Ebsworth’s broad mix of layouts and sizes are adaptable and cater to occupant needs through different life stages. In addition, residents and the local community will benefit from a broad array of high quality retailers that will create a lively high street shopping environment.” added Ms. Lloyd-Hurwitz.
Ebsworth is located 200 metres from Green Square train station.
The 10-storey building is situated on the northern end of the 14-hectare Green Square Town Centre which will feature world-class amenities such as a library and landscaped parks. Playing fields and an aquatic centre is also proposed on land adjacent to the Town Centre, which will be delivered by the City of Sydney.
Ebsworth is due for completion in the second half of 2016.