$103M TOWERS OVER METRO RAIL STATION, SYDNEY

The New South Wales government is planning two commercial towers to be built over the new rail station at Hunter Street, Sydney.

The two over-station towers will have a combined estimated value of about $103 million.

In detail:

  • A first tower of up to 58-storeys, with 84,300sq m of retail and commercial space
  • A second tower of 51 storeys and about 70,000sq m of retail and commercial space

Two state-heritage listings are within the site boundaries:

  • The former Skinners Family Hotel in George Street—a three-storey building designed in the Old Colonial Regency style by Henry Robertson, dating back to 1845.
  • The Tank Stream tunnel, a freshwater aqueduct dating from the late 18th century.

Both will be retained, and the Skinners Family Hotel incorporated into the new development.