Ryde Central development enters next stage
Published on 30 May 2022
The Ryde Central redevelopment at 1 Devlin Street, Ryde has entered the next stage as part of the design and construction of the new state-of-art community and civic hub progresses.
Residents will shortly notice activity around the Ryde Central site as the realignment of a major water main and sewer main occurs from inside the site to the outside perimeter of the site. The realigned water main will free up crucial space required within the site for the construction of the basement car park for the community and commercial buildings.
Additional geotechnical investigations (for example core drilling to determine ground conditions) have also been completed in and around the site that will help inform the site excavation to occur.
Planning work is now underway in relation to the re-alignment of Parkes Street to improve vehicle and pedestrian access to and around the site. Notifications will be provided to the community with more detailed information on the staging of these road works as it becomes available.
Meanwhile, award-winning architectural designer firm, Hames Sharley, has been engaged by the City of Ryde to progress the design component of the project.
The centrepiece of the new development will be a new multi-purpose and cultural building dedicated to community use. This building will feature the Edna Wilde Performance Hall.
The multi-purpose and cultural building will also include public activity rooms, meeting rooms and other spaces for use by the community.
Other features of the project include a centrally located public plaza, extensive landscaping works, direct and accessible pedestrian links, as well as an on-site basement car park and a café.