1 Parramatta Square
One Parramatta Square (1PSQ) has set a benchmark for commercial property in Western Sydney. This development is the first of a six-stage precinct master plan led by Parramatta City Council to revitalise their CBD by attracting new businesses from major office markets in Sydney, North Sydney and Macquarie Park.
The 14 -level 1PSQ is the new flagship Parramatta city campus for the Western Sydney University. John Holland was responsible for the design and construction of the vertical campus, including a $40 million integrated fit-out across 11 levels, delivering first-class educational facilities for up to 10,000 students.
Designed as a 5 Star Green Star rating, the podium floors access a central atrium space, drawing light into the building and creating a communal point for communication, interaction and circulation.
Completed in early 2017, 1PSQ comprises 26,500 square metres of A-Grade commercial floor area, including two levels of basement parking, bicycle racks, lockers and a landscaped roof terrace. The project also features a ground-level public art installation, Allegory of a Cave, a modular sculpture made from suspended square blocks of varying heights and colours and fabricated from painted and brushed aluminium.
The project's success can be credited to the collaborative approach taken by our team, which engaged customer and key stakeholders in the planning process through use of advanced Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. The visibility BIM provided helped guide decision-making, creating opportunities to implement efficient and cost-effective solutions across different project lifecyle stages.