Architects Foster + Partners to design Lendlease's new centrepiece at Circular Quay

Architects Foster + Partners to design Lendlease's new centrepiece at Circular Quay
Architects Foster + Partners to design Lendlease's new centrepiece at Circular Quay

Lendlease has chosen architect firms, Foster + Partners to design the, Circular Quay Tower at 180 George Street, Circular Quay.

The roof structure is set to be 263m high and will feature a network of pedestrian laneways that criss-cross the site at different levels to connect the precinct. 

Mark Menhinnitt, Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, said Lendlease was impressed by Foster + Partners’ refined scheme that recognised the need for strong integration and activation of the ground plane, while ensuring the tower is a spectacular landmark worthy of its iconic location.

“Circular Quay Tower, to be located on a new internationally recognised address, will provide a dynamic workplace and environment for Sydney’s future generation of office occupiers,"

“Fronting the reinvigorated city spine of George Street with two new plazas, workers and visitors will be welcomed to an abundance of retail, dining and entertainment, and arts and culture."

Gerard Evenden, senior executive partner of Foster + Partners, said he wanted Circular Quay Tower and its surroundings to be of its place, taking advantage of its topography and unique location – a stone’s throw from Sydney Harbour.

“The tower will be the centrepiece of an urban regeneration precinct that will reshape the northern end of the CBD into a vibrant community contributing to Sydney’s status as a global city,” he said.

Local architectural firm, Stewart Hollenstein, has been selected to remodel the Jacksons on George site that promises to be an exciting transformation of the much- loved Sydney institution.

Lendlease held the design competitions following Council’s endorsement of Lendlease’s revised planning proposal and accompanying Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) in July 2016.

In December 2016, Lendlease confirmed Ping An Real Estate and Mitsubishi Estate Asia as development partners.

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

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