Bradfield: designs unveiled for new city’s second building

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Unveiled today, these are some of the images of the proposed design of Bradfield city centre’s second building released for exhibition.

Spanning three levels and more than 12,000 square metres, the new facility will be located opposite Bradfield city centre’s first building, together laying the foundation of the new city as a hub of innovation and research on the door step of Western Sydney International airport.

Second building includes space for industry tenants, an advanced manufacturing hall, research laboratory facilities including cleanrooms, and publicly accessible greenspace.

The building will also be home to Australia’s most advanced manufacturing technology and expert technicians, housing stage two of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF).

With a focus on micro-electronics and semi-conductor packaging, the AMRF will support manufacturing businesses to scale up and contribute to Western Sydney’s economic story.

Designed by Architectus in collaboration with Aileen Sage Architects and Jacobs, second building continues the impressive design thinking underpinning the first building.

With advanced functionality and sustainability at its core, the two buildings will set the benchmark for the future city as it evolves over time.

The second building design is now on exhibition until June 17, 2024, through the NSW Planning Portal.

Subject to approvals, construction will begin on second building in 2025 and is expected to be completed by 2026 – when the new airport is scheduled to start operating.

“This is another exciting step towards delivering Australia’s newest city,’’ says Jennifer Westacott, Western Parkland City Authority chair.

“Second building will be a thriving, global economic hub, and a place for the future of advanced manufacturing in Western Sydney. 

“It will deliver almost 300 jobs during the construction phase and more than 400 jobs for engineers, researchers, support staff and high-tech businesses once complete.

“The AMRF is a concept centred around collaboration and in keeping with that principle, second building will be a catalyst for a new innovation ecosystem at Bradfield city centre,” Ms Westacott said.

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