Barangaroo South gets development gong
Lendlease’s Barangaroo South mixed-use project in Sydney has taken out the top gong as the country’s best development at this year’s Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall awards.
The multibillion-dollar project is Sydney’s largest urban renewal project. Barangaroo South includes the three International Towers along with two timber commercial buildings, built with cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber.
When fully built in 2023, Barangaroo South will be home to 23,000 office workers, 2000 residents, a six-star hotel and more than 80 cafés, bars, restaurants and retail outlets across more than half a million square metres of space.
“Barangaroo South is a truly iconic international project which has recalibrated the way Australians think about precinct-scale urban renewal,” said the PCA’s chief executive, Ken Morrison.
“Lendlease has combined iconic buildings designed by acclaimed architects with world-leading sustainability initiatives that have transformed entire supply chains and challenged large tenants to embrace green business practices.”
Last year, energy company Origin took out the last adjoining floors in the largest of the Barangaroo South towers.
Among other awards handed out, Mirvac’s EY Centre at 200 George Street in Sydney claimed honours as the country’s best office development.
RLB’s managing director in NSW, Matthew Harris, described the EY Centre as one of a “new breed of smart buildings in Australia”.
Quantity surveying firm Slattery took home an award for diversity for companies with less than 250 employees.
The diversity award for companies with more than more than 250 employees went to commercial agency Cushman & Wakefield.
The award for best heritage development was taken out by the Old Clare Hotel in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale.
“It’s a spectacular new space, carved out of the Clare Hotel pub and Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building, which honours its heritage while bringing new economic opportunities to the area,” Mr Harris said.