Walker’s $3.2 billion Parramatta Square development has attracted Westpac Banking Corporation as a key tenant in 8 Parramatta Square.
Westpac will lease 10,000 square metres for about 1,000 staff in the tower, joining the NSW Government and Link Market Services in the landmark development.
“We are pleased to welcome Westpac to Parramatta Square, confirming the fact that Parramatta Square is central to the city, becoming Sydney’s second CBD for western Sydney,” Walker Chief Operating Officer David Gallant said.
“We are in advanced discussions with a range of other blue-chip tenants, having leased more than 70 per cent of the 125,000 square metres of premium office space in 6 & 8 Parramatta Square.”
The first stage, comprising of 4 and 3 Parramatta Square, is already shaping the city’s skyline, with 4 Parramatta Square expected to be officially opened next month, with 3 Parramatta Square opening shortly after.
Construction of the inter-connected Towers 6 & 8 Parramatta Square is well underway.
Providing some of the largest commercial floor plates in the country, 6 Parramatta Square provides floorplates over 3,000 square metres, with 8 Parramatta Square providing some of the largest floor plates for its height, of up to 2,300 square metres. “The NSW Government has led the way in attracting other leading organisations in signing long term leases in the project, which will open the way for Parramatta city to rival Sydney’s CBD in terms of amenity and high quality commercial space,” Mr Gallant said.
The 3.5 hectare city style precinct will transform the heart of Parramatta CBD into a vibrant, cosmopolitan, commercial and hospitality precinct, with people attracted to the area to work and play.
The precinct has a range of transport links, including Parramatta Railway Station, with the planned light rail and Metro stations within 100 metres of the development – now the largest commercial property project in Australia.
The next step in the establishment of Parramatta Square is the soon-to-be-opened dining and culinary destination, to provide an 18 hour a day, seven day a week food and beverage offering.
“The activation of the outdoor dining hub within Parramatta Square will play a big part in creating a destination where Western Sydney people can work, dine and relax, seven days a week,” Mr Gallant said.
“Some of Sydney’s best hospitality names will bring this precinct alive, rivalling Sydney’s CBD with its vibrancy, amenity and high quality commercial space.”
Parramatta Square’s north-facing open spaces and outdoor dining venues have attracted some of the most sought after restaurants and restaurateurs in Sydney, providing an exciting and energising environment.
The team behind Sydney’s District Brasserie will open Ruse Bar & Brasserie, making it one of the first venues to open their doors into the new public domain for people to meet, relax and dine at all hours during the week and weekends.
Some of the other dining offerings to open their doors in Parramatta Square’s new public space in the coming weeks will include Betty’s Burgers, Harvey’s Hot Sandwiches, Fishbowl and Threefold Pastry.