Articles Grimshaw celebrates as first commercial building in Sydney tops out

Grimshaw Architects today celebrates the construction milestone of its first commercial building in Sydney -333 George Street → - with a topping out ceremony hosted by Charter Hall and Watpac.

Distinguished guests included the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, David Harrison, Managing Director & Group CEO, Charter Hall and Nick Saclley, General Manager, Watpac Construction.

Rising from the heritage precinct of Martin Place and with three street frontages, 333 George Street has been designed to create a unique and acclaimed corporate destination; an elegant landmark that reflects the legacy of its historic setting and public prominence.

The design seeks to maximize the experience of the building’s situation on the intersection of Martin Place and George Street; a building of compact proportions, modelled by sunlight, with floor plates that cantilever and progressively curve as they seek immediacy with the heritage buildings and its address to Regimental Square.

The transformation of 333 George Street began with a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition, seeking to replace the existing 1970’s structure. Its completion is expected by October 2016.

Grimshaw Partner, Andrew Cortese → said, “The design delivers an elegant building where the constraints of the site are realised as distinct features which combine to provide a workplace of unique amenity and identity that reflects the character and distinction of its prominent locale.”