Carter Street, Sydney

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5 Uhrig Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Full Architectural Services

101,955m² GFA

38,307m² Site area


BVN is currently in the early stages of design residential development at the Carter Precinct, a former industrial estate neighbouring Sydney Olympic Park.

BVN were awarded the role of Full Service Architect on the Carter Street project without tender, having built a strong working relationship with the Client – JQZ – over several projects. The brief was to design 1,150 apartments on a 38,306m2 site in Sydney Olympic Park.

Early on in the design process BVN were able to use Revit to develop fast feasibility studies, and Rhino has been used to demonstrate compliance with planning controls such as direct solar access; Revit continues to be used to manage design and scheduling in order to generate accurate area and yield data.

Through careful consideration of the site constraints and opportunities, State Planning Controls, and Council Planning Controls, BVN has been able to achieve the density desired by JQZ whilst maximising residential amenity. Apartment design has been rigorously tested with the Client due to current financial sensitivity in the Residential sector.

Optimum building and apartment orientation, appropriate facade design, and a network of communal open spaces all provide cost-effective and robust solutions that create a vibrant place for residents and the community. Through a process of workshops with the Client a preliminary scheme has been prepared and presented to Council for initial review.

BVN have worked closely with JQZ, Auburn Council and Sydney Olympic Park, to achieve a positive urban outcome for the precinct. Through careful consideration and understanding of ADG and Auburn Planning Controls, BVN has been able to achieve the density desired by the client, whilst maximising residential amenity. The development is set to include 320 residential apartments.




5 Uhrig Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

Brief Elements

  • Expanding the RE1 Public Recreation zone to cover all of the proposed open space, including a larger central open space to accommodate playing fields and a wider Haslams Creek foreshore reserve.
  • Identifying an SP2 Infrastructure (School) site.
  • Extending the B6 Enterprise Corridor zone eastwards along the M4 Motorway.
  • Refining the exhibited FSR controls to range from 1.5:1 to 3.5:1 across the project.
  • Refining the exhibited building height controls across the precinct to reflect the desired built form.
  • Increasing the maximum building height from 64m (20 Storeys) to 72m (22 Storeys).
  • Consolidating the B2 Local Centre zone around the existing alignment of Uhrig Road.


  • The design meets the aspiration of the of the Carter Street Masterplan to transform the neighbourhood from a light industrial area to a mixed use residential/ commercial precinct.
  • The design responds to the sites various of urban/ residential conditions, including Sydney Olympic Park, natural parklands and sites in the Carter Street Precinct and seeks to provide improved urban connections across the site.
  • The proposed buildings follow the perimeter boundary forming a central regular shaped courtyard. The building heights are stepped and articulated by separate forms and materials to break down the scale to a domestic scale.
  • At typical levels, apartments are treated with a variety of façade types and materiality to further differentiate the massing into smaller scale elements and response to various context conditions.
  • A variety of outdoor communal spaces at ground, mid-level and high-level rooftops have been proposed. The internal courtyard has open spaces, passive and active activity areas and more enclosed niches.


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