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Planning Proposal for 601 Pacific Highway St Leonards (IBM building)

Increase the building height to a maximum of 212 metres (RL 304.5)

2 tower forms - 63 levels - 212m and 45 levels - ~146m

They have calculated the 212m as follows RL304.5 - RL92.5 (apartment lobby)
There are lower levels on the property - eg RL87.5 - which is where the shorter tower element is placed

Developer and owner of building - Stockland.

Concept Design Report – prepared by Architectus

The key features of the Indicative Concept Design include:

A 7-storey podium comprised of:

− Commercial office at levels 2- 5
− Community uses at level 6 and 7

• Two parallel tower forms accommodating:

− Lower tower element (38 levels):
o 37 levels of residential (levels 8-30 and 32-45)


− Taller tower element (56 levels):
o 55 levels of residential (levels 8-63)
o One level of plant (level 64).

The residential component consists o 516 apartments

• 5 levels of basement car parking with 255 car parking spaces

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The site is currently occupied by an oval shaped 14 storey commercial office building which was built 28 years ago.
IBM now occupies approximately 50% of the space, as they have relocated staff to their West Pennant Hills campus.

In order to drive the vacancy level down from the high of 40% in 2013, Stockland has offered very significant
rent incentives to secure new tenants for the short term.
Currently most leases are set to expire within 3 years.


documents - https://apptracking.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Common/Common/terms.aspx

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Sydney Metro Rail Corridor

The alignment of the Sydney Metro rail corridor beneath the site has influenced the development of the Indicative Concept Design.

The Indicative Concept Design, including the amount of basement car parking has been limited by Sydney Metro rail tunnel location and its exclusion zones.

Consultant Engineers, Arcadis, have provided on-going advice on the floor plate and massing on the building envelope to ensure
that built form can be accommodated on the site both in terms of the anticipated load and pier / foundation.
 

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thats what im talkin about! increase height controls to max 1000ft it is.
it is right location for the peak at st leonards.
 

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if there was any development with this project you will hear it here first
 

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I think we need to be a little bit sceptical that this development will be allowed to go to 212m and with that number of apartments.* At the very least, we will not hear much more until post-NSW election. There is a strong anti-development mood building, at least in certain parts of the city.

*Cue the recent Ryde Council decision on the Meriton proposal - although I understand the Council are not the final arbiters on that one either.
 

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This planning proposal was not approved by council so the developer sent it for a rezoning review by Dept of planning and the Planning Panel.

The planning proposal has been rejected (not to proceed to gateway).

So the developer will have to make changes and try again.

There were many reasons for rejection but it seems to be too big/bulky and not enough office component.

The building needs to be a slim tower for the height requested.

The site is zoned B3 commercial and a change to B4 mixed use is needed for apartments.

https://www.planningpanels.nsw.gov.au/DevelopmentandPlanningRegister/tabid/62/ctl/view/mid/424/JRPP_ID/4194/language/en-US/Default.aspx
 

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i mean Rl304m is so high. only sydney tower is higher. real shame thought it would get up. hope doesnt go down too much
 

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From upwards’s comments, I think it can still get there. They just have to change the building’s form.

I have it in my mind’s eye, driving down Wakehurst Parkway (or much nearer - the top of Flatrock Drive) and seeing these enormous towers, plus others at North Sydney and (the already imposing) Chatswood.

Mind boggling.
 
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