As Development Manager, Podia is working hand in hand with private property group Skylife to create a new identity for the evolving office precinct in Mascot and set a new benchmark for office accommodation in South Sydney.

The proposed PCA A-grade office building will provide major corporates with an aspirational and conveniently located working environment, and an attractive alternative to CBD rentals.

Designed by Bates Smart Architects, the 10-storey development comprises a single basement with 3 levels of above ground parking and 6 levels of commercial office above with an additional two level retail / commercial mezzanine space fronting Coward St which is envisaged to be constructed from Cross-Laminated Timber.

Address: 253 Coward St, Mascot NSW

Completion Date: 2022

Project Value ($A): $150 million

Project Type: Commercial Office & Retail


253 Coward Street responds to the growing demand for “next generation” workspace and will see the delivery of a new PCA A-grade commercial office building totalling 16,700sqm (NLA) across large 2,300sqm open floor plates. A centrally located atrium vertically connects the commercial floors and allows natural light to penetrate deep into the building to support a healthy working environment.


With a strong emphasis on wellness and lifestyle amenity, the building has been designed to target 5 Star Green Star rating, 5.5 NABERS energy rating and a minimum Gold WELL Certification rating.

Key to this approach is the incorporation of raw and authentic materials into the design. Timber (CLT), raw concrete, glass and natural materials form the backdrop to light-filled spaces with aspect onto a lush and green ground plane which compliments the vertical internal gardens.