5 July 2024

By Hannah Wilcox

Charles Sturt University has officially opened the doors at its new North Sydney Campus.

Located at 77 Berry Street, the six-storey commercial building is home to a custom-designed learning and teaching space ready to host international and domestic students.  

A ten-year lease has been secured by Winten Property Group, it was announced on Tuesday.

Leading global education provider Navitas facilitated the deal on behalf of the university.

“Winten is a proactive landlord with an excellent track record in North Sydney. They carried out significant works to the asset and Berry Square prior to Navitas’ initial inspection,” Michael Darcy, Head of North Shore Office Leasing at CBRE – who brokered the deal – said.

“CBRE’s experience obtaining 9b certificates for education facilities was an important deciding factor in securing the deal.”

He added: “North Sydney is experiencing a resurgence due to infrastructure, streetscape and transport links investment, contributing to a deeper pool of industries choosing the area to attract and retain talent.”

“Its vibrancy was a key factor in identifying the location for Charles Sturt University students to receive a rewarding learning experience.”

Winten Chief Operating Officer Stuart Vaughan agreed the Council’s recent investment in re-invigorating the area, including improved laneways and the pedestrianisation of Miller Street, has helped it gain more prominence. 

“The site’s central location provides easy access to train, bus and ferry links, is a short walk to Victoria Cross Metro Station (set to open in August 2024) to access Barangaroo, Macquarie Park and Chatswood as well as Denison Street and Victoria Cross’ first-class retail and entertainment precincts,” Vaughan said. 

“North Sydney is now a destination of choice for companies seeking quick access to the city and high-quality amenity without the price tag.”

He continued: “The area is an extension of Sydney’s CBD attracting high calibre companies such as Microsoft, SAP and Channel 9.”

Two ground floor retail tenancies will also be up for lease on the university campus, with a lease already signed with Yurica Japanese Kitchen.