Final tower tops out at Barangaroo: Australia’s Financial District reaches new heights
The world’s newest financial district is close to completion with the topping out of the third and final tower of International Towers Sydney at Barangaroo.
As the world’s newest financial and professional services district, Barangaroo invigorates Sydney’s role as Australia’s financial capital, increasing its competitiveness in the South East Asian region and driving its reputation as a centre for finance, innovation and research and development.
Lendlease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Steve McCann was joined by The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, on the roof of the 50-storey tower to celebrate the milestone today.
“I am pleased to be standing alongside Minister Ayres today at Barangaroo. Lendlease is honoured to be delivering this vital part of Sydney in partnership with the State Government.” said Mr McCann.
“Barangaroo is setting global benchmarks. Barangaroo is well on the way to being the first climate positive precinct of this scale in the world.
“Tower One, International Towers Sydney is both Australia’s largest state-of-theart office building by gross floor area and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. It’s achieved a 6 Star Green Star Office Design v3 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, and will be the first WELL Core & Shell Certified building globally, alongside its sister towers, through a partnership with DELOS and Lendlease.
“We’re also investing an unprecedented $40 million in public art across Barangaroo, supporting Australian and international artists to create bespoke pieces that will attract and delight visitors to this vibrant precinct.
“With all three towers now topped out, our first apartments now home to residents, and with new cafes, shops and restaurants opening each month, we are thrilled that the State Government’s vision for Barangaroo is fast becoming a reality,” Mr McCann said.
Tower One, International Towers Sydney, which was topped out today will be home to PwC, HSBC, Marsh & McLennan Companies and Servcorp, due to move in later this year.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Lord Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour, International Towers Sydney has been benchmarked against the best office developments in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Its large flexible floor plates have attracted leading organisations including Westpac, PwC, HSBC, KPMG and Gilbert + Tobin, and will add around 270,000 sqm of premium office space to Sydney – similar in scale to Marina By Financial Centre in Singapore and Canary Wharf in London.
Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 12,400 employees worldwide, Lendlease’s capabilities span the property value chain. In Australia we offer development management; investment management; project management & construction and asset & property management. Our expertise covers multiple sectors including commercial, residential, retail, retirement and infrastructure.
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