Sydney’s City Tattersalls Club gains approval for redevelopment

Sydney’s City Tattersalls Club gains approval for redevelopment
Olivia RoundNovember 15, 2019

The iconic City Tattersalls Club in central Sydney has been given the seal of approval by the Central Sydney Planning Committee to undergo Stage 1 of redevelopment.

The building that is almost 125 years old, falls within a significant heritage overlay, meaning that the heritage façade will be thoughtfully preserved, with an additional modern tower planned to be seamlessly integrated within the site.

Developer ICD Property has worked closely with architecture firm fjmt to ensure the design carefully reflects the heritage of the site and surrounding area.

“This is a site of great significance with three interconnected heritage buildings and a series of beautiful interiors which can be restored to their original grandeur. It has been a home to the club since 1891. Now after working closely with the City, ICD and the Club we have a vision that will restore and reinvigorate the heritage buildings and give new life to this historic club and this important place in our City.”

Richard Francis-Jones, fjmt Design Director

After overcoming previous permit hurdles, the newly acquired approval has granted permission for the developer to rejuvenate the entire clubhouse – including retail, restaurants, hotel and club reception, as well as an including a brand-new events space, premium co-working space, health and wellbeing facilities, and more.

“Not only will our work breathe life back into this site, but we hope that it will contribute heavily to the surrounding CBD streetscape, alongside the upcoming redevelopment of the neighbouring David Jones site by Scentre Group and CBUS and introduction of a new tram network on nearby George Street.”

Matthew Khoo, ICD Property Managing Director

Sydney’s City Tattersalls Club gains approval for redevelopment
City Tattersalls Club render

The plans also show scope for a new 49-storey tower comprising of around 246 residential apartments and a 100-room hotel above the historic site.

“We are excited to be part of Sydney’s growth, contributing a development that will greatly enhance the CBD by including an activated ground floor, home to a number of businesses and amenities that will bring people together and give back to the local streetscape.”

Located at 194-204 Pitt Street, the prime location makes this development a highly sought-after development project and is a very unique residential and hotel opportunity for all parties involved.

ICD Property is currently collaborating with fjmt to create an exciting design competition process which will commence in 2020. The competition will see a prestigious line-up of architects vying for the job to design the City Tattersalls Club.

“City Tattersalls Club’s rejuvenated premises will be a modern multi-purpose facility for inner-city residents and a tremendous new base from which the Club can continue to serve the city and its many thousands of members well into a second century.”

Patrick Campion, City Tattersalls Club Chairman

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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