The new Pitt Street metro station is one step closer to becoming the city’s newest landmark, with two buildings above the station receiving the first stage of planning approval.
There will be two new buildings above Pitt Street Station.
One is a 43-storey building above the northern entry to Pitt Street station, on Park Street between Pitt and Castlereagh streets. The building could be either a commercial office tower or a mix-use including residential apartments, a hotel and commercial or retail space.
The other is a 30-storey commercial or 35-storey residential building above the southern entry to Pitt Street station, near the corner of Bathurst and Pitt streets.
Planning approval for Pitt Street North includes:
- a building envelope with a maximum height of 188.7 metres (or approximately 43 storeys)
- a maximum gross floor area of 50,310 square metres (including station floor space)
- car parking for a maximum of 50 parking spaces
Planning approval for Pitt Street South includes:
- a building envelope with a maximum height of 171.6 metres (or approximately 35 residential or 30 commercial storeys)
- car parking for a maximum of 34 parking spaces
More than 115 submissions were received during the 28 days of public consultation after the Environmental Impact Statement for each proposed building was lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in 2018.
The tender process to build the new Pitt Street Station and the buildings above the station is ongoing. Three groups have been shortlisted:
- Grocon (Pitt Street) Developments Pty Ltd;
- Lendlease Development Pty Limited;
- Brookfield Properties (Devco) Australia Pty Ltd.
The NSW Government expects to award the contract later this year.
Sydney Metro received planning approval for Pitt Street Station in January 2017.
To help minimise the impact to the community and maximise the benefits of Sydney Metro, work on the integrated designs can start while station construction is underway.