The Village Hotel
Plans filed for mixed-use precinct at Castle Towers
Apr 5, 2023

Marking the next step in the evolution of Castle Towers into a multifaceted lifestyle destination, QIC has lodged a development application for a convivial mixed-use precinct known as The Village.


The development will enliven the centre of Castle Hill as part of QIC’s long-term plan for the regeneration of the north-western Sydney business and trade area, the population of which is predicted to swell by 114,000 over the decade to 2032 according to GapMaps.


On the retail front, The Village is set to host more than 70 new stores including distinguished homegrown designers as well as global brands in order to deliver the best in seasonal fashion, beauty, tech, home decor, sporting goods and more to the affluent residents of The Hills.


Plans also include a 200-key luxury hotel with rooftop pool and bar, event facilities and new-to-market dining options, creating a new waypoint for those transiting between Sydney and the Blue Mountains.


To serve the growing business community of the region, Castle Towers will also gain a 12-storey office tower envisioned by award-winning workplace designers BVN. Inspired by the nearby World Heritage Area, 2 Castle Street will serve as a beacon for sustainable design owing to a facade woven with live plants and energy-efficient features such as glass louvres that aid natural ventilation. The new commercial building will support those pursuing active and greener lifestyles with abundant bike racks on-site as well as doorstep public transport options via Castle Hill Station.

Optimising every day

“The evolution of Castle Towers into a vibrant, multifaceted urban hub is an example of how we’re bringing QIC’s town centre vision to life," said QIC Investment General Manager Matthew James. "This is a bold new chapter for Castle Hill, which will deliver exciting new ways to live, work and play; drawing new audiences and delivering inspiration for future generations.”


The ground plane of the new village-style precinct will incorporate landscaped civic spaces, welcoming indoor-outdoor hospitality venues and entertainment spaces designed to pulse with life day and night. 


In further good news for locals and visitors to the region, Castle Hill will soon be home to a world-class Woodward action sports facility – the first of its kind outside the US and a flagship for recreational amenity on the metropolitan fringe.


"Castle Hill is home to a growing and prosperous community and increasingly sought-after as a place to reside,” added James. “Our long-term masterplan for Castle Towers responds to this and looks to seamlessly integrate sustainability-led developments over the coming years that will become exemplars of urban living and design."


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