If you thought the COVID pandemic was slowing down construction in Sydney, it’s time to think again. With plenty of new development projects set to shape the city in the next few years, and an improved transport system, it’s time to look at some of the projects that will add to Sydney’s future skyline.
This $2.5 billion twin-tower structure is set to be located within Sydney’s Tech Central, more specifically in the western most park of the government supported technology precinct next to Central Station. Both towers are designed to sit up to 39 levels and will provide a huge 150,000 sqm of office workspace.
The interesting part? These towers are going sustainable. Developers are looking to power these two buildings through 100% renewable energies. Even better is that the buildings include features such as touchless entry points and solar glass.
Still under assessment, Central Place is sure to make an impact on the skyline.
Another new addition to Tech Central is Atlassian’s new $1 billion+ tower. It is the flagship project within the precinct, made of concrete and timber and topping out at 180 metres. This is going to be one impressive building – a glass and steel façade, solar panels built into the sides of the building and indoor and planted terraces providing natural ventilation and green space.
The Atlassian Tower is currently under assessment, and if it gets the go ahead, will be the tallest timber structure in the country.
As part of the future Victoria Cross metro station located in North Sydney, this 42-story commercial tower was recently approved and will contain around 58,000sqm of office and retail space. It is predicted that the Victoria Cross development will accommodate up to 7,000 office workers. The development provides more easily accessible office space within the city.
Sydney Metro Network
Talking metro stations, by 2024 Sydney is set to have 31 metro stations along 66km of trackwork from Rouse Hill to Bankstown and Westmead, incorporating tracks through Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour and through the city.
This $12 billion project is projected to increase rail transport services across Sydney by up to 80 an hour in the morning peak periods, with up to 40,000 people per hour being whisked across the city.
They might not show on the city skyline but these metro stations will certainly help move people around more efficiently.
It’s a development that is often spoken about and is due to be completed this year. The 72-story building is home to 82 apartments as well as a 349 room, six-star hotel, and is located on the area known as Darling Harbour East.
Upon completion, One Barangaroo will be home to 3,500 residents with a huge $650 million in pre-sales already made.
Set to grow larger, the move from Ultimo to Parramatta means even more features for the Powerhouse Museum. When finished, it will be the largest museum in NSW, featuring a 30-metre-wide domed planetarium.
The new Powerhouse Museum will be the largest investment into the arts and culture sector in a long time – since the Sydney Opera House was built in fact. With an extra 2300sqm of exhibition space that includes 60 creative residential studios, this is certainly a project that will change the landscape along the Parramatta River.
Green Square Town Centre is one of the first new town centres to be built in a long time. The Green Square train station links directly to the airport and the city, there is a new aquatic and rec centre, a new library including an open-air Amphitheatre, a creative centre and a civic plaza.
Residents in the new Elysian Apartments, by Laurus Projects, Mathieson and 360, can take advantage of the new Green Square, with residents being able to enjoy privacy within their boutique apartments and then head out and have everything close at hand.
With plenty of great developments happening over the coming years, the Sydney skyline is set to change dramatically from what it is now. We can’t wait to see how the city looks in the future.