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Designs on industry and innovation for Bradfield City Centre’s Second Building

Second Building render courtyard

The innovative blueprint for Western Sydney’s industry growth has been unveiled with the proposed design of Bradfield City Centre’s Second Building released for exhibition.  

Spanning three levels and over 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. 

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, Connection to Country, and sustainability at its core, the two buildings 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.  

Western Parkland City Authority Chair, Jennifer Westacott AO said: 

“This is another exciting step towards delivering Australia’s newest city.  

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.” 

Architectus Project Director, Matthew Todd said: 

“We’re honoured to be leading the design for this landmark building in one of Australia’s most technologically advanced cities. 

“Bringing together our collective experience in design excellence, technical facility expertise, and sensitive cultural and site responses, our team will draw on a long history of collaborations and a shared vision to kick-start an innovation powerhouse of advanced manufacturing in Bradfield City Centre.” 

Aileen Sage Directors Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland said: 

“We’re excited to work on what will be a place for the future.  

“Drawing on key lessons from Country, our design process is based around multiple conversations, our collective understanding of old and new technologies, our diverse world views, and our appreciation for innovation.  

These values informed our collaborative design approach.”