The exterior of the 8 Phillip Street facade, which will house QT Parramatta.
The exterior of the 8 Phillip Street facade, which will house QT Parramatta.

Construction has now commenced on a landmark 55-storey mixed-use tower in Parramatta which will include Western Sydney’s first QT Hotel alongside luxury residences.

An official sod-turning ceremony took place at the site last week, attended by NSW Government dignitaries including state Parramatta MP, Dr Geoff Lee MP along with senior executives from developers Coronation Property and Karima Group.

Event Hospitality Director of Hotels and Resorts, Norman Arundel, exclusively told HM he was thrilled to see the start of QT Parramatta.

“Working alongside our partners, Coronation Property, this development – complete with a 250-room five-star QT hotel – is set be a spectacular addition to the capital of Western Sydney, with a justified claim of being Sydney’s second CBD. QT Parramatta reflects QT’s commitment and passion to celebrating individuality, delivering our hyper-individualised signature service and design-led quirk.”

QT Parramatta will feature 250 rooms across 18 storeys.

Located at 8 Phillip Street in the Parramatta CBD, the twisting rhomboid design and mesh-embedded glass cladding exterior is tipped to become a striking and iconic addition to the Western Sydney skyline. Originally tipped to open in 2020, a delayed archaeological excavation and alignment of surrounding infrastructure has pushed back the project’s original opening in 2020 to a date yet to be determined.

QT Parramatta will occupy 18 of the building’s 55 storeys and feature 250 rooms. Guest facilities will include a signature restaurant, meeting and event spaces and a grand ballroom. The building will also include a Rockpool Group restaurant among its F&B offerings.

Dr Lee said the sod-turning market the beginning of another important step in the evolution of Parramatta.

“Not only does it add more in the way of much-needed housing for the people of western Sydney, it also combines five-star hotel accommodation – a trend which is seen in major cities across the world, such as New York,” he said.