The proposed development for the site bordered by Priam Street, Frost Lane, and a Council carparking area is a six-storey mixed-use building that will bring new life to the Chester Hill Village Centre.
The proposed development for the site bordered by Priam Street, Frost Lane, and a Council carparking area is a six-storey mixed-use building that will bring new life to the Chester Hill Village Centre. The location, opposite the Chester Hill shopping centre and 280m north-west of the Chester Hill Railway Station, is ideal for this development as it is surrounded by a mixture of developments including retail and commercial spaces and residential houses.
The building will include commercial premises, a center-based childcare facility, and 50 co-living private rooms. The existing structure will undergo partial demolition, with alterations and additions made to the remaining parts. The focus of the design is to create spaces that promote community and social interaction, with circulation spaces doubling as areas for residents to sit, socialize, and enjoy outdoor common spaces. An open gallery allows natural light and ventilation to enter the space, reducing the need for artificial lighting and cooling systems.
|Chester Hill, NSW
|70 rooms – 566 m2 office space – 767 m2 retail space
Folded perforated screens at the façade provide partial privacy while maintaining airflow and solar access. The building’s rooftop terrace provides ample space for BBQs and outdoor activities, with extended views of the city. An indoor space on the rooftop level provides studying, working, and meeting spaces for residents who work or study from home, in addition to leisure spaces, all of which are maintained by the building manager. The communal living space exceeds DCP requirements by 80m2.
The childcare center is designed to be vibrant and filled with plants and textures that promote physical and mental early learning development. The center will have supervised activities such as planting and building, creating a stimulating environment for young children. Overall, the proposed development offers a unique opportunity to create a community-focused building that brings together commercial, residential, and childcare spaces, all within a convenient and accessible location.