St Leonards Centre is destined to become one of Sydney’s few genuine mixed-use precincts, with commercial and residential uses co-existing in the immediate vicinity of public open space, community services, high-amenity retail and key public transport infrastructure.
Located along Pacific Highway to the south east of the St Leonards Forum, the new 63-level tower will revitalise a significant ‘gap’ in the built form at a prominent gateway location and a keystone activation point for a precinct now characterised by world-class urban design. The potential for improved amenity and enhanced connectivity to surrounding development, public transport and civic spaces make the site an ideal location to create highly functional mixed-use development whilst at the same time delivering substantial public benefit for the community and the LGA.
The building’s strongly articulated vertical fluting and raking geometry in elevation will create a striking sculptural form further emphasising this important corner and provide a unique urban form to fill this gap in this location. The envisioned public domain space at ground level is modelled on integrated commercial offerings with active frontage in other locations.