Three majestic glass towers among Sydney's tallest
The Metro Residences bring a new standard of resort-style living to the heart of Chatswood.
Consisting of three towers Metro View (26 storeys), Metro Spire (42 storeys), and Metro Grand (46 storeys) – the shimmering glass structures are brought together with a beautiful 5-level retail podium. Metro Grand reached its full habitable height at 240m above sea level, making it Sydney’s highest residential building.
Built above the Chatswood Transport Interchange (also designed by TTW), extensive collaboration was necessary within the design and construction team to allow the major transport hub to remain operational throughout construction. Due to the Metro Grand tower being supported off a transfer structure above the railway corridor, TTW carried out detailed finite element analysis of the building to predict lateral sway during the construction. This was used to determine if greater tolerances needed to be factored in to the final design and fitout components.
The impressive result delivers over 553 apartments, and cements Chatswood as a foremost commercial and residential hub in Sydney.
Architect: Design Inc, Cox Richardson
Builder: Hutchinson Builders
- 2015 CTBUH – Urban Habitat Award Finalist
- 2015 ACSE Awards – Large Projects Commendation
- 2015 AIA – NSW – State Commendation for Urban Design
- 2015 PIA – NSW – Great Place Award for Planning Excellence
- 2014 ACSE Awards – Large Projects Commendation