New 22 storey building designed for Harris Park

A new building design for Harris Park has been revealed and it’s being described as “whimsical”, with designers calling the buildings site the Surry Hills of the west.

Parramatta Advertiser Maryanne Taouk 20-10-2017

12a Parkes St in Harris Park, dubbed Charlie Parker, will be 22 storeys, with 111 apartments and an open air pool, along with the eye-catching art deco building design, which architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) design and Coronation Property say will be their best yet. “This is the best creation yet,” the company website reads. The planing application also sees the property including a cafe on the ground floor and up to 36 car spaces, but was initially rejected by Parramatta council. “There is a DA on the site for the original design submitted.” a Coronation Property spokeswoman said. “However, Coronation Property is going through a design review with fjmt to improve the overall quality of the development, the amenities within and also the apartment mix based on market feedback. “This application is currently under review and Coronation Property is confident it will be approved in due course.” The building is estimated to cost $48,239,375. Director of Urban Transformation of Coronation Property, Aras Labutis said the project’s “concept and the bespoke artistry” will put the small suburb in the spotlight. “We are receiving strong inquiry from many different buyers, including young professionals, investors and first home buyers,” Mr Labutis said. The apartments will start from $475,000, with the current price for an apartment in the area ranging from $400,000 to as much as $600,000 — with the average property hitting the $492,500 mark for a two bedroom home. The Charlie Parker building will be above that; with $475,000 for a one bedroom suite, $567,000 for a one bedroom residence, $785,000 for a two bedroom and $898,000 for three bedrooms. More than half the population of Harris Park is aged between 24 and 35 years old, a similar mix to inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, with both home to 36 per cent of their population fitting into this age bracket.