Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited lodge plans for Sydney George Street mixed-use development

Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited lodge plans for Sydney George Street mixed-use development
Photomontage view from George St of the proposed podium. Credit: Candalepas Associates

Australian-based Event Hospitality and Entertainment, formerly Amalgamated Holdings, has lodged plans for a site on one of the oldest streets in Australia - George Street.

Currently under generational transformation with the addition of the light rail and the pedestrianisation of much of its three-kilometres, the proposal at 525-529 will sit across two street frontages in the heart of Sydney.

Fronted by Angelo Candalepas, Candalepas Associates were chosen to design the plans for the George Street site after an architecture competition amongst some of Australia’s leading architects.

Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited lodge plans for Sydney George Street mixed-use development
Photomontage looking west towards the proposed tower and podium. Credit: Candalepas Associates

A 44-storey mixed-use tower will be constructed, including a six-level podium, which will include a host of residential and public amenity spread across a lower ground floor and upper levels.

The lower ground floor of the podium will be home to the hotel lobby as well as conference facilities, accessed via Kent St, with a bar/restaurant accessed via Albion Place.

The upper ground levels will host a range of retail tenancies fronting George St, with a three-level cinema off Albion Pl.

Residences will begin from the 10th floor, with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer. Unique floorplan offerings will be especially dedicated across levels 22, 23, 23, 41 and 42 to cater to a variety of family types.

A 17-level hotel will also be incorporated into the tower, comprising 292 hotel rooms, as well as a gym and outdoor pool.

The communal open space is proposed on the tower rooftop, which is set to include barbecue facilities, mechanical plant areas, a terrace, seating areas and dining space, as well as a pool. Additionally, two community rooms will be provided, with one on level 23 and the other on level 24.   

The tower form is well setback from the street frontages allowing the podium to take focus and connect directly to its immediate neighbours and public domain.

The design seeks to activate all of its public domain frontages, with the transformation of Albion Place set to boast the area into a vibrant inner-city destination.

Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited lodge plans for Sydney George Street mixed-use development
Photomontage looking from Kent Street towards the proposed podium and tower. Credit: Candalepas Associates

In recent times, The City of Sydney has been active in growing the cultural life of George Street, including commissioning major public art projects such as Tracy Emin’s The Distance of Your Heart In collaboration with Candalepas Associates, a new artwork will also be fully integrated with the architecture of the building’s northern façade.

Landing within a precinct of George Street closely associated with Chinatown and Haymarket, the site is just a four minute walk to Sydney Town Hall which is one of Sydney’s oldest and most prominent landmarks.

Sydney Town Hall is regarded as the grandest 19th century civic building in Australia, with the City of Sydney transforming the precinct through the development of Town Hall Square.

The site also sits within the heart of Sydney’s CBD retail and entertainment precinct, surrounded by eateries, bars, cafes and retail outlets that reflect Sydney’s multi-cultural edge.

Alison Warters

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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