Finishing off the latest public space in Barangaroo, Lendlease’s Waterman’s Cove provides almost 10,000sqm of waterfront recreation space, enhancing one of Sydney’s most desirable locations.
Property giant Lendlease has put the finishing touches on a new harbourside civic space encircling its One Sydney Harbour project in Sydney’s Barangaroo. The new amphitheatre-style precinct, to be known as Waterman’s Cove, delivers close to 9500 square metres of waterfront public space.
The new pier, cove and foreshore boardwalk will provide pedestrians with waterfront access to the twisting, controversial Crown Casino and Lendlease’s three Renzo Piano-designed residential towers.
Minister for planning Rob Stokes said the completion marked another significant contribution to the emerging precinct that will be home to 3500 residents once complete.
“Waterman’s Cove delivers more than a hectare of permanent and priceless waterfront parkland for the citizens of Sydney,” Stokes said.
“The precinct liberates one of the final missing links in making this vision a reality.”
The harbourfront public space will form part of a 14-kilometre continuous foreshore urban walking route running from Garden Island in Woolloomooloo to the Sydney Fish Markets in Pyrmont.
Plans for the redevelopment of Blackwattle Bay include a foreshore promenade that will be the final piece of the broader walking track.
Waterman’s Cove, which includes the timber boardwalk and sandstone steps leading down to the waterfront, also features a 60-year-old Port Jackson fig tree among 80 new trees that will line the precinct.
Crown and Lendlease intend to return half of the entire Barangaroo precinct as civic space with Waterman’s Cove joining Wulugul Walk, Hickson Park and The Streets of Barangaroo.
“The scale of our ambition, in particular to long term sustainability, was challenging,” Lendlease chief executive Steve McCann said.
“The Cove marks another step in the transformation of Barangaroo from a 22-hectare concrete container and cruise ship terminal, into a vibrant, world-class commercial, residential and leisure precinct, the process of which began in 2010.”
Lendlease remains on track to deliver its $4 billion One Sydney Harbour apartment project in Barangaroo.
The three tower project, poised to alter Sydney’s skyline and liven its street-level surroundings with new retail activity while energising the area, which shares a boundary with historic precinct The Rocks, will feature 824 apartments.
The two taller towers will be connected by a covered, glazed pedestrian link bridge for residents, as well as a pedestrian thoroughfare called the Strada.
“From the outset Lendlease and the NSW government shared a vision to create a sustainable world-class place where the community—workers, residents and visitors—thrive,” McCann said.
“We’ve hit the mark, delivering Australia’s first carbon-neutral precinct and returning more than half of this previously inaccessible space to the people of Sydney.”
Images Lendlease via The Urban Developer