Lot 5 is within the UWS Westmead precinct and forms the first part of the mixed use masterplan.
The concept seeks to respect the heritage buildings on the adjacent Lot 1 via the brick materiality of the lower buildings. The 4 storey heritage datum informs the proposed massing in the south east corner of Lot 5.
The proposed buildings in Lot 5 differ in their architectural style, driven by their individual context and direct relationship to adjoining Lots. The materiality unifies the family of buildings and brings cohesion to the proposal.
The proposal looks at providing a mix of architectural styles to the precinct allowing for a varied street scape. The design of each building maximise views and outlook, to either the adjacent Lot 1 heritage building and associated lawns, the reserve between Lots 4 & 5, and the substantial district views towards Parramatta CBD to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west.
Lot 5 forms the south western corner of the new UWS Westmead precinct and creates the ‘bookend’ to the precinct, adjacent to the railway line. While Lot 5 does not have a direct relationship to the key local streets of Darcy Road and Hawkesbury Road, it’s building massing is cognisant of creating a vibrant and active new public street scape at the heart of the precinct.