Jackson Teece has been engaged to design a new 80m tall mixed-use tower on top of a two-storey podium located in Blacktown CBD.
The project includes 50 apartments, 261 student accommodation rooms, 202 hotel rooms and retail frontages on the ground plane which will activate major streets and a local laneway. The large mass has been divided into several components to reduce the bulk of the building and emphasises vertically and visibility.
- Associated resident common areas, including entry foyers and corridors, were designed to achieve a hotel quality using large format stone tiles, bronze trims to feature walls and lifts, as well as bespoke lighting. Timber treatments and planting were incorporated to keep the spaces warm, welcoming and fresh.
The brief for the serviced apartments was to develop one scheme that appealed to a young market in Blacktown. A soft palette was developed utilising warm oak timbers for flooring and joinery, complemented with neutral tones for wall paint, floor tiles and carpet to create bright, light-filled spaces.
- Accent features were detailed to add a layer of refinement, including mosaic tiling applied to curved edges in the kitchen island and champagne trims to offer an elegant aesthetic in the key living spaces. The bedroom joinery is detailed in woven textures to emulate the luxurious feel of a hotel suite, with the ensuites and bathrooms designed with contemporary open vanities that enhance the feel of spaciousness and offer an edge in monochromatic finishes.