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New channel 7 studios Redfern

architect

 

location

Redfern

date

2008

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing

type

Office Building
 
   
A major media hub proposed for the Australian Technology Park at Redfern, including the Seven Network and Pacific Magazines, has been given planning approval by the NSW Government. Planning and Redfern-Waterloo Minister, Frank Sartor, said the $123 million state-of-the-art facility is a direct result of the Government’s efforts to drive new jobs and investment to the local area. “This project, negotiated by the RWA, will be the biggest commercial investment in Redfern for at least a decade and is a major boost for urban renewal,” Frank Sartor said. The new production studios and commercial offices are expected to bring up to 2,000 permanent jobs to Redfern and create up to 600 construction jobs, including at least 60 jobs for indigenous workers. “This project marks the next stage in the ATP’s transformation from 14 hectares of disused railway workshops into a world class technology and business centre,” Frank Sartor said. The new 43,500m2 media complex will be built on vacant land and includes four television studios and a 12-storey office building. A new public plaza will be created as part of the project, along with ground floor retail shops and cafes. A concept plan for the project was publicly exhibited in September and October 2006 and issues raised in submissions led to a number of changes and conditions. Frank Sartor has also approved an Early Works Project Application allowing the site to be excavated and archaeological investigations to take place. “This is a landmark project for Redfern that will provide a major boost to the local economy and employment opportunities.” Works are expected to commence in March this year and be completed at the end of 2008.

 

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