A planned environmentally sensitive campus scale business precinct
The project vision was to create a planned campus scale business precinct that caters for the modern workplace environs, community, and recreational amenity.
The new Business Park Precinct – CIRCA, is a recent release area within the Norwest Business Park. Due to its former land use as a brickworks, the site is highly modified and devoid of vegetation.
A central urban Neighbourhood Centre will create a community core to the development, with pedestrian and cycle networks linking to the broader community. Environmentally sensitive biofiltration and swale drainage models have been implemented as the foundation of site water management and reuse. A material palette including the use of brick is nominated to reference the former use of the site as commercial brickworks servicing Western Sydney.
The heritage context of the adjacent Bella Vista Farm through the preservation of views to the site and has established a landscape framework that defines a “natural character” reminiscent of the Cumberland Plains Forest.