Charlie Parker, Build to Rent Project in Harris Park, Parramatta, officially open.

fjcstudio has worked with Coronation for a number of years honing the offer of this emerging typology.

With housing affordability and availability remaining a pressing issue in Australia and globally, innovative solutions to residential typologies such as Build to Rent (BtR) are being realised by the development, architecture and planning sectors. BtR addresses the specific needs of tenants in a highly competitive market; the need to support more flexibility in the classification and legislative framework guiding residential development, and the importance of providing community and social support for populations marginalised by property costs and hot rental markets. Equally, BtR provides a strong response to urban densification and solutions for renters wishing to live near local amenity and workplace.

Charlie Parker is one of the first Build-to-rent towers in Parramatta, and more broadly New South Wales. Providing 126 apartments with full-height windows and uninterrupted views of parkland and the city skyline to the east and south over Harris Park, Charlie Parker will also offer its residents access to private dining spaces, a cinema, workspaces, a library, an open-air pool, and a fully equipped gymnasium.

Lord Mayor Mayor, Pierre Esber opened the building and stated:

“It’s my favourite looking building in Parramatta…All new buildings should look like this”

To see more on Charlie Parker click here.


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We recognise their continuing connection to Country and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We extend this acknowledgement to Indigenous People globally, recognising their human rights and freedoms as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.