THE Barangaroo Delivery Authority last week announced it has chosen a consortium comprising Grocon, Aqualand and Scentre Group to deliver the final stage of the Barangaroo development, Central Barangaroo.
The consortium will design, develop and deliver the 5.2 hectare precinct, which will complete the transformation of Barangaroo from a disused container terminal into a vibrant new destination on Sydney Harbour.
The Central Barangaroo development project is positioned between Barangaroo Reserve and the financial and retail hub of Barangaroo South, and is expected to develop into the cultural and civic focal point of Barangaroo.
More than 50 per cent of Central Barangaroo will be public space and parkland – most of it adjoining Sydney Harbour. Central Barangaroo will also feature mixed-use cultural and civic spaces, restaurants, a retail centre, apartments and office space. It will be fully integrated with the Barangaroo Metro station being constructed as part of the Sydney Metro project.
The Central Barangaroo consortium is led by Grocon, who will deliver the commercial office component and lead design and construction across the development. The residential component is to be funded and developed by Sydney-based Aqualand and the retail centre is to be funded and delivered by Scentre Group.
Barangaroo Delivery Authority CEO, Craig van der Laan, said a rigorous tender process was conducted that set a very high bar for balanced design proposals that maximised vibrant, welcoming public spaces as well as delivering best practice in sustainability.
"Over the past 12 months the Authority has been working closely with the consortium to make further improvements to the proposal and achieve an outstanding outcome for Barangaroo and the people of NSW," Mr van der Laan said.
"The Authority and consortium expect to share the successful scheme for Central Barangaroo with the public in the near future. The scheme will be subject to planning approval, which will be sought later this year."