Transformation of Circular Quay moves a step closer

Source: Lendlease - www.lendlease.com 

02 March 2016

Lendlease: The renewal of Lendlease’s Circular Quay sites on George and Pitt streets is a step closer with the Central Sydney Planning Committee and City of Sydney approving a revised planning proposal.

The proposal comprises a world class commercial office tower (up to a maximum of 248m), a low rise public building and the remodeling of Jacksons on George licensed premises. Significant public spaces include a large public plaza fronting George Street,a secondary plaza on Rugby Place and a network of laneways to connect and invigorate the precinct.

Jonathan Emery, Managing Director of Lendlease’s Urban Regeneration business, said Lendlease had consulted widely with stakeholders, and the proposal contributes to the transformation of George Street and Circular Quay and the evolution of Sydney into a truly global city.

“Lendlease is aiming to create a new international business address for Sydney with a commercial office tower that will unlock much needed floor space and meet demand for high end, sustainable offices in a revitalised setting.

“The buildings will be grounded in public spaces and activated connections that welcome diners, shoppers and those looking to relax, day or night, in the iconic Circular Quay precinct.

“We’ll be contributing to a livelier and more engaging city by improving pedestrian links to George Street’s new light rail streetscape via the plaza and Pitt Street through the tower’s lower levels and elevated lobby.

“The development will also inspire our city’s innovators with three floors in the tower’s podium earmarked for tech startups, a key initiative for the City of Sydney,” said Mr Emery.

The next steps in the planning process are for Council to submit the proposal to the Greater Sydney Commission to request an altered Gateway determination. Once adetermination is received, the amendments to the Local Environment Plan and the Development Control Plan will be on public exhibition.

Subject to the amendments being made, Lendlease intends to submit a development application to redevelop the Circular Quay site. Lendlease will continue to work collaboratively with the City of Sydney and other key stakeholders throughout the planning process, and Sydneysiders will have the opportunity to provide feedback through the public exhibition period.

 

Contact

Samantha Murray State Manager, External Affairs – NSW/ACT

 + 61 2 9392 4777

 

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