Client: Pontiac Land Group
Role: Project Management
Value: $300+ million
Completion: November 2024
The redevelopment of the Department of Lands and Department of Education buildings ("The Sandstones") is an iconic and important development within Sydney. It provides physical connectivity from Circular Quay to the commercial core of the Sydney CBD as well as preserving links to Sydney's heritage.
This project involves the adaptive reuse of the Heritage Listed buildings located on Bridge Street in Sydney to masterfully restore these two buildings into a world-class luxury hotel with a staged opening commencing late 2022 and due to fully open in 2024.
Inclusive of a rooftop extension, the Education Building will house 192 luxury hotel rooms, internal pool, spa and gym facilities within the restored heritage fabric. The Lands Building will see conservation and repair works to heritage facades, internal heritage conversation works and adaptive reuse for luxury retail stores, F&B facilities, dining rooms, wellness facilities and event spaces including ballrooms with access to rooftop terraces.
The buildings have been leased by Pontiac from Property NSW and a Stage 2 DA was approved in April 2019. The redevelopment is expected to cost in the order of in excess of $300 million.