Redefining St Leonards

28th May 2016

See Mirvac's design concepts for St Leonards Square. The iconic design will re-invent Sydney's lower north shore.

Mirvac unveils its plan to redefine Sydney’s St Leonards. 

Few architects are given the chance to shape an urban environment with iconic design. Yet this was exactly the brief given to Sissons Architects and Mirvac Design when asked to redevelop a commercial site on Sydney’s lower north shore. 

The spectacular result is St Leonards Square, two proposed triangular towers that aim to redefine the St Leonards skyline and transform the location into a place alive with people, commerce and activity; a destination for living, working, shopping and dining. 

Sissons is one of Sydney’s new generation design practices who base their design approach upon a unique response to place, incorporating sustainability and technology. The collaboration between Sissons and Mirvac Design creates a formidable innovative partnership drawing on Mirvac’s extensive history in apartment design.  

“We are delighted to be involved with Mirvac’s iconic project at St Leonards Square. We believe this is an exciting opportunity to transform this site into a vibrant and active mixed-use precinct, befitting its prime location within Sydney’s lower north shore.”  

“This project aims to create a vibrant new public domain, incorporating a significant north-facing urban space with proposed ground floor retail, five-star resident-only facilities, offices and residential apartments. We want to create a new urban model for St Leonards, inspired by the local history and natural landscape of the Lane Cove River.” 

- Nick Sissons, Design Principal and Partner at Sissons Architects  

St Leonards
St Leonards Square - Artist's Impression
Mirvac Design Senior Associate Padma Lokugamage, said Mirvac’s transformational plans will replace existing commercial buildings with two iconic towers. “We are changing the way people will live in St Leonards. We are offering luxury apartment living, while at the same time providing easy access to a cosmopolitan lifestyle and convenient retail shopping,” said Padma. 

The William – Tower 1 includes ground level retail and a three level office podium with residential apartments above. 

A wide variety of apartment styles are featured and because the tower is on a highly elevated site, the views of the Sydney CBD and harbour begin early. 

The Jackson – Tower 2 is the taller of the two buildings with both towers being strategically designed to optimise views to the Sydney CBD and the Harbour Bridge, north-east towards Naremburn, Northbridge and Chatswood and west towards Gladesville, Hunters Hill and the Blue Mountains. 

“St Leonards Square residents will be able to enjoy their private home or interact with their community of neighbours in a relaxed and refined setting,” said Mr Carfi. 

“There is an increased focus on health and wellbeing and resident facilities such as the proposed outdoor landscaped podium, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and sauna meet this need as well as providing opportunity for residents to meet and interact. If they want to dine out or shop there are many options planned for the development." 

“The net result of all these conveniences is that busy people with very little free time can devote it to leisure without wasting a moment of it.” 

The proposed broad mix of apartment types has been designed to appeal to a diverse population from busy professional singles and couples, to families and down-sizers. “Mirvac is extremely excited to be involved in such a quality proposal which will redefine living on the lower north shore.”  

“St Leonards Square will offer a level of luxury reminiscent of resort style living, along with the opportunity to become part of the wider community benefiting from outstanding local facilities.”  

- John Carfi, Head of Residential, Mirvac  

“St Leonards Square will offer a level of luxury reminiscent of resort style living, along with the opportunity to become part of the wider community benefiting from outstanding local facilities.”  - John Carfi, Head of Residential, Mirvac 
St Leonards
St Leonards
St Leonards


Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.  

Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.