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02 Nov 2022

Sydney CBD Has Been Given Approval for a $3 Billion “City Shaping” Commercial Precinct

Sydney CBD Has Been Given Approval for a $3 Billion “City Shaping” Commercial Precinct

Two buildings, measuring 35 and 37 stories, will comprise Central Place Sydney, together with an eight-story "Connector" structure designed by Edition Office. These skyscrapers were designed by Fender Katsalidis and SOM.

The project will help realise the NSW government's goal of creating a technology and innovation hub in a 24-hectare space east of Sydney's Central Station.

The Atlassian headquarters, designed by Shop Architects and BVN, and the Toga Central, created by Bates Smart, will all be housed in the same building, Central Place Sydney, which again was created through a joint venture between Fraser Property Group and Dexus.

Craig Baudin, director of Fender Katsalidis, stated that Central Place Sydney is a test of how workplace design can empower people and businesses that are influencing the future.

“Our vision is for a new urban marker for the city, one that creates a public meeting place at the heart of Tech Central,” said Baudin. “The laneways and public spaces define a vibrant new precinct, creating the bedrock for successful companies to grow and Sydney to establish itself as a global capital for technology.”

A total of 130,000 square metres of commercial space will be developed by the project. According to Kimberley Jackson, project director for Central Place Sydney, “The building will feature workplace environments that integrate nature, maximise day light, has provisions for natural ventilation, and is supported by renewable energy to achieve our net zero emissions in operations target,” 

“We are working with start-ups and neighbouring universities to explore innovations in technology and circular economy, all intended to support the development ambitions for carbon reduction and provide the best possible workplace experience for tenants and customers.”

Additionally, the project would improve pedestrian access to Central Station and incorporate rooftop communal areas and vertical gardens.

The first stage of Central Place Sydney's construction is scheduled to wrap up in 2027, with work set to start in 2023.

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