210 O’Riordan Street, Mascot

Mecone secures development consent for a 12-storey hotel development with 224 hotel rooms and ground level retail premises, resolving complexities including groundwater and dewatering issues, classified roads reservations, and site contamination.

  • LGAS


  • Size

    244 hotel rooms, 144.8m2 retail GFA

  • Value

    Approx. 46m

  • Sector


  • Services

    Urban Planning

  • Office


  • Team

    Ian Cady, Stephanie Wu, Lauren Manias

  • Completed


  • Photography


About the project

Mecone have secured development consent through the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel for a 12-storey hotel development accommodating 224 hotel rooms and ground level specialised retail premises. The project will create a high-quality gateway/ landmark building to the corner of O’Riordan Street and Baxter Road when travelling into Sydney from the Sydney Airport. The hotel development has been designed by Rothelowman and was considered by the Design Review Panel three times. Mecone was engaged by the client to prepare and manage the Development Application for the hotel development. Mecone worked with Council and multiple authorities to resolve several complexities during the assessment stage, including

  • Liaison with Water NSW to confirm that no approval or General Terms of Approval (GTAs) are needed regarding groundwater and dewatering issues
  • Clarification of classified roads reservations with TfNSW following recent road widening
  • Clause 4.6 application to vary the FSR standard from 3:1 to 4.1:1 (after road widening), representing a variation of 36.55%
  • Management of the design excellence process and attendance at three Design Review Panel meetings
  • Site contamination issues
  • Concurrence obtained from CASA for intrusion of the prescribed airspace (OLS) to a maximum height of 49.72m AHD
  • Concurrence from Sydney Trains obtained in relation to adjacent Airport Rail Tunnel
  • Significant reduction in Council’s calculation of Section 7.11 development contributions

Architects: Rothelowman