ICD Property announces joint venture for City Tatts redevelopment

ICD Property announces joint venture for City Tatts redevelopment
Staff reporterDecember 7, 2020

A consortium led by Singapore-listed First Sponsor has joined forces with ICD Property to redevelop the City Tattersalls Club project in Sydney.

It is First Sponsor ’s first Australian project since its inception in 2007.

First Sponsor primarily operates across property development, property holding and property financing and holds investments

The partnership comes following the landmark decision by the City of Sydney on November 14 to grant envelope approval to ICD Property for the Stage 1 Concept Development Application of its City Tattersalls Club site.

The approval allows for plans to rejuvenate the entire clubhouse, including retail, restaurants, a combined hotel and Club reception on the ground level, as well as an event space, co-working centre, health and wellbeing facilities and other member facilities.

ICD Property announces joint venture for City Tatts redevelopment

There are also plans to develop a 49-storey tower above the historic site comprising residential apartments and a high-end hotel (plus ancillary facilities).

First Sponsor will provide equity partnership alongside its investor consortium and will pool its experience across property development to assist in the delivery of the project.

It will act as the sole construction financier and will provide funding for t.he delivery of the project.

The collaboration is currently conditional on certain regulatory approvals and conditions and these are expected to be formally achieved in early 2020.

“Receiving support from such a significant property player in China and the Netherlands is a testament to our vision for the City Tattersalls Club redevelopment and we look forward to working alongside First Sponsor, and the club itself,” said ICD Deputy Managing Director Sal Quah.

“In addition, receiving construction funding from First Sponsor will allow for a more efficient and streamlined process with works on the City Tattersalls Club earmarked to commence following Stage 2 approval.”

The First Sponsor/ICD Property joint venture and the City Tattersalls Club are preparing to undergo a design competition process with the City of Sydney in 2020, where a prestigious lineup of architects will vie for the design of the City Tattersalls Club in order to achieve the highest possible outcome for the site.

Submission of a Stage 2 DA will follow soon after.

The deal was brokered by CBRE.

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