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WORLD LEADING ARCHITECT TO DESIGN LENDLEASE’S NEW CENTREPIECE AT CIRCULAR QUAY

Lendlease has selected one of the world’s leading architect firms, Foster + Partners, to progress the design of its new office tower, Circular Quay Tower, which will be the centrepiece of the new world class precinct at 180 George Street, Circular Quay.
Mark Menhinnitt, Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, said Lendlease was impressed by Foster + Partners’ refined scheme that recognised the different needs of the place, while ensuring the tower is a spectacular landmark worthy of its iconic location. 

“Circular Quay Tower, to be located on a new internationally recognised address, will provide a dynamic workplace and environment for Sydney’s future generation of office occupiers. Fronting the reinvigorated city spine of George Street with two new plazas, workers and visitors will be welcomed to an abundance of retail, dining and entertainment, and arts and culture,” Menhinnitt said.

The precinct will include, what could become, Sydney’s tallest office tower, a low rise community building and a large public plaza. A secondary plaza on Rugby place and pedestrian laneways lined with shops, cafes and bars, will celebrate Sydney as a unique destination.

Creating sustainable and vibrant new community

Foster + Partners were selected from an impressive field of seven international and local architect teams, which were invited to participate. The panel of six jury members assessed the submissions according to the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy. Gerald Evenden, senior executive partner of Forster + Partners, said we wanted Circular Quay Tower and its surrounding to be of its place, taking advantage of its topography and unique location – a stone’s throw from Sydney Harbour.

“The tower will be the centrepiece of an urban regeneration precinct that will reshape the northern end of the CBD into vibrant community contributing to Sydney’s status as a global city,” said Mr Evenden

For 50 years, Foster + Partners has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture and is responsible for some of the world’s most notable buildings including the Hearst Tower in New York, ‘The Gherkin’ in London and Deutsche Bank Place in Sydney.

Lendlease acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Sydney Place is being built, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pay our respects to them and their elders - past, present and emerging.

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