Designed by international architects Foster + Partners, the 263-metre tower will become Sydney’s tallest office building and has already been awarded Sydney’s first ever Platinum WELL Core and Shell pre-certification rating and Platinum WIRED Score rating. The building will sit within Lendlease’s broader precinct between George and Pitt Streets – including a public plaza, retail laneways, wellness facilities, bicycle hub, and a new hospitality venue on the site of the former ‘Jacksons on George’.
The new precinct is a joint venture between Lendlease, China’s Ping An Real Estate and Japan’s Mitsubishi Estate Asia. It forms part of the broader renewal of Circular Quay with significant public and private investment into infrastructure and development, including Sydney Light Rail on George Street, upgrades to Circular Quay ferry terminal and other commercial projects in the area.
Lendlease is in advanced discussions with a number of other leading companies for the remaining space within the tower.
“The best companies around the world recognise that their people are their single greatest asset. It makes compelling business sense then to build workplaces around people. We’ve worked closely with Salesforce on the tower to achieve just this,” said Kylie Rampa, CEO of Property, Lendlease.
“More fresh air and light, better facilities for people working in the building, and using technology as a true workplace enabler – these are just some of the features we’ve built into the design,” Kylie Rampa added.
According to Foster+Partners the tower also makes a distinctive contribution to Sydney’s skyline with its innovative façade – a series of external cross-braces derived from structural stress diagrams. The south façade is broken into three bays with the concrete cores ‘book-ending’ the three transparent banks of lifts that animate the façade. The entire elevation is vertically articulated to modulate its visual impact on the skyline. The expressed structure also allows flexibility in interior layouts with the core offset to one side.
“Building on the success of our other precincts in Sydney’s CBD – Darling Square to the west and Barangaroo to the south – the regeneration of Circular Quay will play a key role in shaping one of the nation’s most iconic pieces of real estate.”