Cumberland Newspaper Site – Winner, City of Parramatta Competition

The Jury unanimously recommends the scheme presented by PTW, Collins and Turner and McGregor Coxall as the winner of the Former Cumberland Press Site Design Competition. The Jury strongly endorses the well-designed public domain and individual building designs that create a destination at the site. Based on the jury’s assessment of the submitted schemes, design excellence is therefore awarded to the submission prepared by PTW, Collins and Turner and McGregor Coxall.

Design Competition Outcomes Report
prepared by JBA Urban Planning Consultants. May 2016.

The design scheme features three mixed-use towers, a 60-storey residential tower along with an additional 35 level and a 25 level building hosting 964 residential apartments, commercial, various retail, restaurant and bar facilities, the option of a hotel and serviced apartment component of up to 150 rooms, and open spaces to create a vibrant epicentre for the community. It forms a dynamic new civic plaza, maximising views of the Parramatta River, particularly running east to the Sydney CBD and to the north across the river and of the Blue Mountains.