Another feat at Sydney's Circular Quay Urban Regeneration Project

17 Jul 2017

Lendlease is aiming to create an internationally recognised business address at Sydney’s Circular Quay precinct and selecting one of the world’s leading architect firms, Foster + Partners, to progress the design of Circular Quay Tower is an impressive leap forward in getting there.

Circular Quay Tower, the centrepiece of Lendlease’s Circular Quay renewal project, will be a fundamental change for workplaces in Sydney - a tower even smarter than it is striking, purpose-built at a human scale, at the heart of a reinvigorated city precinct. The development is set to become Sydney’s tallest office tower with a roof structure of up to 263 metres high. 

The building itself is targeting a 6 Star Green Star Rating, 5 Star Nabers Rating and a Platinum Wellness Rating. 

Mark Menhinnitt, Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, said Lendlease was impressed by Foster + Partners’ refined scheme that recognised the need for strong integration and activation of the ground plane, 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,” said Mr Menhinnitt.

The tower will foster human interaction through natural connections, supporting productivity and wellbeing. It will be a healthy place for workers with open space, fresh air, natural light and stunning views.
As well as stunning architecture, Circular Quay Tower provides a highly efficient and considered floor plate at a scale that is accessible to a wide range of businesses – allowing choice and flexibility of tenancies. 

In line with Lendlease’s vision to create the best places, the Foster + Partners scheme offers a raft of public amenity with a series of pedestrian laneways crossing the site at different levels to connect and invigorate the precinct. It includes a large public plaza on George Street, secondary plaza on Rugby Lane, a public bike hub and a community building. 

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.

The company’s sustainable approach to architecture aligns closely with our own sustainability principles at Lendlease. We are committed to creating the best places and a sustainable future for people. We see these things as being mutually inclusive of each other and so consider environmental, social and economic outcomes throughout our lifecycle. 

The completion of the Circular Quay Tower, among other Lendlease premium office tower developments in Sydney, will position the company as the biggest office landlord in the city by 2022, according to a Colliers International report: Who Will Own the City? 

In December last year, Lendlease confirmed Ping An Real Estate and Mitsubishi Estate Asia as our development partners for the Circular Quay renewal project.