Sydney Place: works continue apace at Circular Quay’s newest emerging precinct

  • 6 Apr 2021
Sydney Place, at 180 George Street, will encompass the soaring Salesforce Tower with a collection of new urban laneways hosting retail, dining, and the first major public square on George Street in decades.

Half of the Sydney Place site, which was once taken up almost entirely by office blocks, will be returned to the people of Sydney, in a precinct that will accelerate the revamp of the Northern end of the CBD.

Sydney Place will be well connected too, with nearby access to all modes of public transport. 

Constructing the $1.9 billion precinct has called for seamless project management to facilitate the delivery of tonnes of materials to the busy Circular Quay location. More than three football fields of concrete have been poured, while an Eiffel Tower’s worth of steel will soon be installed – delivering a faster build with the lighter steel favoured over concrete. 

During more than four years of construction, the project will support around 2,500 jobs, with 95 per cent of tradespeople on the project to date having been from local businesses.  

The continued works follow the announcement of Salesforce, a global tech leader, as the anchor tenant of the Foster + Partners-designed tower, which is due for completion in 2022. 

Quote attributable to Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Hon. Stuart Ayres MP

“Once complete, Sydney Place will help bring the CBD back better than ever for workers and visitors alike, while accelerating the rejuvenation of Circular Quay – one of Australia’s most recognizable and visited destinations. 

“What makes this project especially great for New South Wales is the thousands of jobs and opportunities for local businesses and apprentices are being created right now.”

Quote attributable to Jeheon Son, Head of Development NSW, Lendlease

“Sydney Place will form a major piece of the revitalisation of the Circular Quay precinct and we’re excited to be bringing our global expertise in placemaking to create a thriving new community for this rapidly evolving part of the city.” 

Quote attributable to Sandra Perosh, General Manager NSW, Building, Lendlease

“The sheer volume of construction activity that has been safely delivered during more than one million hours of work at Sydney Place, despite the pandemic, is a testament to the resilience and dedication of our workforce. 

“It’s also testament to the government’s commitment to working with industry to keep construction sites safely open throughout 2020.”


For more information contact: 
Ben Brighouse
External Affairs Manager – NSW/ACT 
M +61 433 028 405