Central Park Case studies

Central Park development – Australia’s greenest mixed-use urban precinct

Located opposite the University of Technology Sydney and close to Sydney’s Central Station, the redevelopment of the old Carlton & United Brewery site occupies 5.8 hectares of land and delivers 235,000 sqm of prime real estate.

This ultra-green, 5 Green Star rated development by Frasers Property and Sekisui House, consists of 2,200 apartments across 8 towers, 25,000 sqm commercial office space, student dwellings, heritage buildings, new parklands, a 5 level 20,000 sqm shopping centre, a boutique hotel and a range of new community facilities.

Central Park’s green credentials extend beyond the massive vertical green walls that grace One Central Park. Central Park houses the largest membrane bioreactor recycled water facility in the world.

The development also houses a gas-powered tri-generation energy system that uses waste heat from power generation to create hot water and chilled water which provides space heating and cooling to the entire development.

Opticomm’s superfast fibre optic GPON network connects Central Park’s next generation telecommunication and building automation systems. The network provides 100 Mbps Internet, phone, Foxtel, Freeview TV, video intercom, CCTV and connectivity for the energy monitoring system.

The renowned French firm, Ateliers Jean Nouvel designed the first residential stage of Central Park called ‘One Central Park’ which consists of two towers of 16 and 33 storeys. The eastern tower features a passive solar heliostat that extends from the upper levels with an awe-inspiring cantilever.

The heliostat includes a system of fixed and motorised mirrored panels designed to capture and re-direct sunlight into the retail atrium and onto the landscaped terraces below. By night, the heliostat’s integrated lighting display comes to life in an art piece known as ‘Sea Mirror’, designed by Yann Kersale.

Opticomm networks fully comply with the amendments to Federal Telecommunications Act that were required to facilitate the Government’s national broadband network regulatory framework.

Opticomm is engaged with most major developers including LendLease, Frasers Property, Sekisui House, Mirvac, Stockland, Greenfields Development/Urban Growth NSW, CIC, LMC, MAB, Villawood, Dart West, Investa, Rawson Communities, Villa World, Citimark, Moremac Property Group, Dennis Family Homes, Meriton and many others.