Sydney's landmark Sandstones hotel conversion revealed

Sydney's landmark Sandstones hotel conversion revealed
Sydney's landmark Sandstones hotel conversion revealed

Sydney’s landmark Lands and Education buildings on Bridge Street – known as “The Sandstones” – are one step closer to being transformed into a world-class hotel.

The NSW Government today announced the next stage of a $300 million plan to revitalise the historic buildings.

The Singapore-based Pontiac Land Group has lodged its Development Application (DA) for the planned transformation.

Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet said the heritage redevelopment would allow locals and visitors to enjoy the history and heritage of the Sandstones for the first time since they were built in the late 1800s.

“When the Sandstones were first built, their beauty inspired the people of Sydney. This restoration will inspire us all again.”

The designs unveiled by Pontiac Land Group show ground-level retail and dining and a rooftop salon in the Lands building, to be open to the public.

More than 250 hotel rooms and suites are included in the plans for the two buildings, Mr Perrottet said.

Pontiac has extensive experience in the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings, including the flagship Capella Hotel in Singapore.

The Sandstones are subject to strict heritage protections, and the development will need to comply with Conservation Management Plans, endorsed by the NSW Heritage Council.

The DA will be considered for approval by the Department of Planning and Environment, and will be on public exhibition from November 17 to December 13.

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