Situated on Sydney’s foreshore between the commercial centre of Barangaroo South and Barangaroo Reserve, which officially opened early this year, the new Barangaroo Central site will be the final stage of this large scale development of Sydney's foreshore.
New tenders for the Barangaroo Central site will need to consider the plans for the Sydney Metro Station recently released by the NSW Government that will be positioned on the site. In addition to the new metro station, the Barangaroo Central will feature both mixed use development and public recreation spaces.
Set on close to 13 acres, the new Barangaroo Central area will incorporate 150,000sqm of commercial floorspace plus developed public spaces, with the successful bidder granted a 99 year lease on the commercial property.
The Barangaroo Authority has called on bidders to ensure they submit tenders that align with their vision that “Central Barangaroo will be recognised globally and loved locally. It will be an evolving place, a dynamic space delivering experiences worth sharing.
“Central Barangaroo will combine civic and cultural attractions with recreational, retail and commercial uses to deliver an exciting unique range of public and cultural activities stimulating all those who experience it.
“It will enhance the climate positive goal of Barangaroo in content, form and expression. Central Barangaroo will dare to be bold. It will engage intimately with the harbour.”
Key considerations of the Master Plan for Central Barangaroo are:
- Creating a place that is recognised globally and loved locally
- Always public, accessible, diverse and connected
- An activated public waterfront that brings the city to the western harbour
- Integrated with the rest of Barangaroo and adjacent CBD precincts
- Flexibility for a range of uses to evolve over time
- Ensuring 50% public space is delivered across the entire Barangaroo site
- Maintaining the principles of the existing Concept Plan
- Contributing to the Barangaroo climate positive promise
- Design excellence
- Ensuring maximum public amenity throughout staged delivery
Bids are required to:
- Preserve more than half of Central Barangaroo as public domain
- Maintain the existing development footprint and be consistent with the principles of the master plan for Central Barangaroo prepared by US firm, Skidmore Owings & Merrill
- Explore below-ground opportunities that make best use of the Metro station
- Consider world-class proposals for the development of no more than 150,000sqm of aboveground floor area
- Maintain other elements of the Central Barangaroo design including: Wulugul Walk, the continuous 30m-wide public foreshore that connects all of Barangaroo; A network of laneways ensuring pedestrian and vehicular accessibility; A commitment to provision of civic, community and cultural spaces; The Sydney Steps; Preservation of views from Observatory Hill to the horizon and the harbour.
Bidders are also required to meet the precinct’s Climate Positive ambition and will need to include in the provision of onsite renewable energy generators to offset the power requirements of:
- The public domain spaces
- Barangaroo Reserve, excluding the Cutaway space
- District infrastructure, including recycled water treatment and harbour heat rejection plant
Central Barangaroo Development Bid documents will be released via eTender. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the agreement.