John Holland wins major Urban Taskforce award

Together with our client Charter Hall, we are proud that our project 1 Parramatta Square (1PSQ) has won the Urban Taskforce 2017 Commercial Office Metro Development award.

1 Parramatta Square, NSW

The Urban Taskforce’s awards acknowledge development projects that achieve the best outcomes in terms of client requirements, environment, business and community considerations; as well as time, cost and quality.

Originally intended as an A-Grade office building, 1PSQ was transformed into a landmark vertical education campus for Western Sydney University. John Holland was responsible for the design and construction of 1PSQ, including a $40m fit-out across 11 levels, delivering first-class educational facilities for up to 10,000 students

Executive General Manager – Building, David Lehmann, said 1PSQ has set a new benchmark for commercial property in Western Sydney.

“This development is the first of a six-stage, precinct master plan led by Parramatta City Council to revitalise their CBD by attracting new businesses from major office markets in Sydney, North Sydney and Macquarie Park,” Mr Lehmann said.

“1PSQ is the latest in a number of commercial projects John Holland has delivered in Parramatta, with others including the Eclipse Tower and 101 George Street.

“John Holland is uniquely positioned to deliver cutting edge commercial and educational facilities, across the spectrum of building projects, including offices, transport oriented developments, urban renewal precincts and universities.

“We have built on our engineering and contracting heritage and today, we are able to deliver value to our customers across all phases of the project lifecycle, from origination, to development and investment, design and construction, and operations and maintenance.”

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