Greenland brings international ultra-high-rise tower expertise to Sydney

Sydney, 13 June 2019 – Internationally-acclaimed high-rise developer Greenland Group, ranked 252 on the latest Fortune Global 500 list, with USD$99 billion worth of assets globally, boasts some of the world’s tallest buildings in its impressive portfolio, and now, Sydney will be next to receive one of Greenland’s landmark ultra-high-rise towers.

The company’s local arm, Greenland Australia, is bringing Greenland’s high-rise experience to Australia with the construction of the mixed-use landmark building Greenland Centre Sydney, which is set to become the harbour city’s tallest residential building at 235 metres (771 feet).

Located at 115 Bathurst Street, Sydney, the $700M BVN and Woods Bagot-designed tower will feature 481 residences over 67 storeys, all of which will have stunning views.

To date, construction on 27 of the tower’s 67 floors has been completed, with the floor slabs and lift core rising at a steady rate, while façade panels and services are also being installed.

Greenland Centre Sydney is set to be the latest in Greenland’s amazing collection of 23 ultra-high-rise projects, which are either under construction or completed, and which includes three of the world’s 20 current tallest buildings, namely:

  • Greenland Centre Xi’an, 501m tall
  • Greenland Centre Wuhan, 475m tall
  • Greenland Centre Chengdu, 468m tall

Greenland Centre Sydney will also match the height of Greenland Group’s Spire London project, which is set to become Western Europe’s tallest residential tower, and will be taller than the company’s Los Angeles project, Metropolis (197m).

Architecturally, Greenland Centre Sydney will be a testament to Greenland’s reputation for innovation, with the introduction of a never-before-seen feature, dubbed the ‘Sydney Balcony’.

Operating as a purpose-designed glass-enclosed balcony system projected off the building, the balconies will provide protection from wind and noise, whilst allowing natural ventilation to deliver an outdoor lifestyle.

The balconies will also provide unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour, the CBD, Blue Mountains and surrounding parklands.

Requiring extensive design development, prototyping, testing and quality assurance, these unique balconies will be an iconic feature of the building once completed.

Another unique aspect of the project, deriving from Greenland Australia’s commitment to sustainability, was the retention of the site’s original building structure, resulting in an extremely complex demolition and build.

The original building’s 27-storey frame was cut down to 24 storeys and the remainder of the building’s concrete was removed, revealing the steel frame seen today.

This steel framework was combined with a new support structure to strengthen and reinforce the new tower of 67 storeys.

Despite this highly challenging construction methodology, Greenland Australia and its construction delivery partner, Probuild, are confident the completion of the project will take place in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Sherwood Luo, Managing Director, Greenland Australia, says sales of the Greenland Centre Sydney apartments have been strong from the beginning, with the first stage of 300 sold out soon after release and all but 10 of Stage 2’s 120 apartments sold out in one day.

“Greenland Centre Sydney is a unique building in many ways, and high demand has reflected this – we only a limited number of apartments left for sale.

“We will also be launching a newly designed King penthouse later this year and expect great interest in that,” said Mr Luo.

“The building has presented many challenges to our project team, however our unwavering commitment to delivering an outstanding building to the City of Sydney has resulted in many innovative solutions that will only add to the building’s unique character and appeal.

“It will truly be a landmark building that will play a distinctive role in transforming Sydney’s future skyline,” added Mr Luo.

Visit www.greenlandcentre.com.au for more information.

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