The tallest building built as part of the $8 billion Green Square Town Centre in Sydney has been completed.
Landcom and Mirvac Group (Mirvac) announced the completion of OVO with more than 600 residents set to call the building home.
This milestone was celebrated with a ceremony attended by NSW Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts, Mirvac CEO and Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz and Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) design director, Richard Francis-Jones.
Landcom CEO, John Brogden, said the completion of the flagship OVO building was a great example of a successful urban renewal project that had transformed a former industrial area into an attractive, sought after community.
“Landcom has been given a new mandate from the NSW Government – to take a lead role in improving the supply, diversity and affordability of new housing in Sydney and NSW,” Mr Brogden said.
Designed by FJMT in partnership with Mirvac Design, OVO features a distinctive ellipsoid-shaped tower taking advantage of the prime views of the city and beyond. The façade of the building has one of the most complex colour, detail and manufacturing systems Mirvac has delivered, including approximately 1,800 panels in 134 different shapes and 17 different colours.
OVO’s 224 apartments contribute to a total of 302 apartments that have been delivered across three buildings on this site. OVO is the gateway to the heart of the Green Square Town Centre, on the corner of Bourke Street and Ebsworth Street.
Green Square’s high street along Ebsworth Street now features a 2,000 square metre Woolworths supermarket and The Social Corner – a community space and cafe. The Social Corner is the venue for an ongoing events and activation series run by Green Square’s dedicated Place Manager, designed to foster resident connections as the community grows.
Later in 2018, the City of Sydney will open the civic plaza and library, with more amenities, such as parks and an aquatic centre, set to open in the coming years. This has followed the completion of a $32 million community and cultural precinct, complete with a three-storey creative centre, which opened in May 2018.