The $1 billion Castle Towers expansion will reposition the shopping centre as part of a world-class precinct, which includes a major shopping destination, entertainment and leisure centres, two hotels and three residential towers. The complete mixed-use precinct will match the mega-sized Westfield Chadstone in Melbourne and Westfield Chermside in Brisbane.
Castle Towers is located approximately 32 kilometres from Sydney’s central business district and will be connected by the new Castle Hill Station, as part of the North West Rail Line.
BG&E is providing structural and civil engineering and materials testing services for the project. Our highly-skilled team have been focused on developing a structural solution that minimises the impact on the retail layout and provides opportunities for alternative tenancies layouts in the future. Some of the challenges included a multi-level retail link that extends over the five lanes of Pennant Street and a basement car park link that extends under Pennant Street. The structural solution is innovative and eliminates any disruption to the traffic flow of the sub-arterial road.