The First Building in the Bradfield City Centre has been unveiled with The Western Parkland City Authority this week lodging a State Significant Development Application (SSDA) for the first structure to be in built in Australia’s newest city.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and Minister for Trade and Industry Stuart Ayres said the application follows the NSW Government’s commitment of more than $1 billion in enabling works for the Bradfield City Centre, to be built adjacent to the Western Sydney International Airport.
“This is an exciting step forward for this new city in Western Sydney being built from the ground up. The design shows what a high-tech, shared-use hub will look like in a building which will look like as we create a home for industries of the future,” Mr Ayres said.
“The building is a window into the future of the Bradfield city centre. It brings smart design, sustainable materials, passive energy and genuine tribute to place and country that sets benchmark for the built environment in the Western Parkland City.”
“The First Building will house share-use advanced manufacturing equipment for research institutions and partners to translate ideas into products for manufacture in the Western Parkland City. Visitors will see that this is a place of advancement, collaboration and learning.”
“The Airport terminal started construction this week and today we see the design of the first building in Bradfield. There is no doubt our Aerotropolis vision is coming to life and it firmly puts Western Sydney at the centre of our economic growth strategy.”
The architects of the International Convention Centre in Sydney and Perth’s Optus Stadium, Hassell Studio, in conjunction with Djinjama – Cultural Design and Research, have produced an integrated landscape and architectural response that pays respect to the ancient Aboriginal culture of the land on which it will be built.
The First Building will is based on a modular design and will be constructed from laminated timber and other sustainable materials, cutting down on construction and demolition waste and will be highly energy efficient with the ability to operate off the grid using renewable energy.
A First Nations name will be chosen through close engagement with the local Aboriginal community in a naming process designed by the Western Parkland City Authority.
Completion of the First Building is expected by the end of 2023 and it will also include a visitors’ centre where residents, school children and businesses can watch the city being built in real time.