Crown Sydney tops out after four years in construction

Crown Sydney tops out after four years in construction
Crown Sydney tops out after four years in construction

Crown Resorts marked a milestone for its Crown Sydney development on May 22. 

The ‘topping out’ of the building marked the completion of vertical construction for the 275-metre-high hotel resort and residences. 

The building, designed by world renowned architects WilkinsonEyre, is set to change the city’s skyline as well as create over 2,000 jobs in NSW. 

The 'topping out' was marked by a short site visit by the NSW Treasurer, The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

Alongside the Treasurer, was Crown’s Chair, The Hon Helen Coonan, Crown’s Chief Executive Officer, Ken Barton, Crown’s Executive Vice President - Strategy and Development, Todd Nisbet and Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Lendlease, Steve McCann. 

The continuation of the construction industry in NSW has enabled the site to keep over 1,300 workers employed daily.

There has been almost four million hours of work having taken place during the construction phase in total. 

Ken Barton, Chief Executive Officer of Crown, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Crown with many challenges and has required us to make some difficult decisions. We are grateful for the NSW government’s decision to keep the construction industry open with strict COVID-19 measures in place.

"Not only has this supported over 1,300 jobs at our site at a time of great economic uncertainty, it also keeps us on track to provide over 2,000 more jobs when we open.”

Steve McCann, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Lendlease, said: “When complete, the transformation of Barangaroo from a disused industrial site to world-class urbanisation precinct will deliver to the people of NSW a once-in-a-generation integrated residential, office, entertainment, transport and leisure destination.  

Crown Sydney will open its 349-room hotel in December 2020, alongside 14 restaurants and bars, and select retail.

Homeowners at Crown Residences at One Barangaroo, located in the upper floors of the building, are on schedule to move into the building in the first half of 2021.  

Over 1,300 people will continue to work on the interior fit-out of Crown Sydney throughout the remainder of 2020. 

To date:  

  • Almost 8,000 of the 10,000 glass panels have been placed on the building’s exterior
  • Almost 237,888 tonnes of concrete have been poured 
  • Over 20,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement and steel structure have been put in place 
  • Over 100 suppliers have been involved in its construction with over 97% of suppliers being local providers operating in NSW and around Australia 
  • Crown has remediated 220,000 tonnes of contaminated material as part of the redevelopment of its site and has contributed to the clean-up and remediation of the Barangaroo precinct throughout the build 

By the end of fit-out there will be: 

  • 50 different types of marble and stone used throughout the building 
  • The hotel will feature crystal light installations, including 50 custom made designs 
  • Around 1,800 artworks will be installed, 70% of which are by Australian artists 
  • Over 50,000 shrubs and 300 trees grown in local nurseries will be installed
Sydney Crown Resorts

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