Prominent Ashfield Corner Site Sold for Record Price

10 February, 2016 / Kristian Morris
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Prominent Ashfield Corner Site Sold for Record Price

A potential mixed use development site (STCA) situated on a prominent Parramatta Road corner at Ashfield in Sydney’s inner western suburbs has been sold for the first time in 30 years in a record price for the area.

The high profile site adjacent to Bunnings at 502-596 Parramatta Rd was sold for $3,987 per sqm to a local owner-occupier by Ray White Commercial Inner West’s Kristian Morris and Tim Morrison.

Kristian Morris said the sale price for the landmark corner block, which was the site of a former timber yard and is located on of Sydney’s busiest corners, eclipsed the previous record for the B6 Enterprise corridor zone of $3,977 per sqm.

“This is the highest profile corner in the inner west and the price ended up reflecting that,” Kristian Morris said.

“Rarely do sites of this size and quality come up in Sydney’s inner west, especially along the ever changing Parramatta Rd corridor near the WestConnex extensions to the M4.

“The buyer is an owner-occupier who had been looking to replace a site recently compulsory acquired by the WestConnex project. The sale also included an adjoining block providing a total site area of 1429 sqm. This site enjoys high exposure to approximately 100,000 vehicles daily and is less than 15 minutes from Sydney’s CBD.”

Tim Morrison said the property is surrounded by a high disposable income suburban demographic and is a short distance to Ashfield’s retail precinct and railway station.

“The site is zoned Flexible B6 Enterprise Corridor which allows a 15m building height limit and a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 1:5:1,” he said.