Lord Mayor marks topping out at one of Sydney’s tallest towers

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Sydney, 3 September 2020

Greenland Australia is one step closer to unveiling its latest contribution to the evolving Sydney CBD skyline, following a ‘topping out’ ceremony at the company’s landmark project, Greenland Centre Sydney, on Thursday 3 September 2020.

Located on the site of the former Sydney Water headquarters at 115 Bathurst Street, just moments from Town Hall Station, Greenland Centre Sydney has now marked the completion of its uppermost floor, which rises 67 storeys (235 metres) above the Sydney streetscape, making it one of the tallest towers in the city.

To celebrate the milestone, Greenland Australia’s Managing Director, Sherwood Luo, was joined by The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, NSW Managing Director of project builders Probuild, Nick Gaudry, and Co-CEO of project architects BVN, James Grose, along with a selection of other project stakeholders, at a COVID-19-compliant ceremony.

In a sign of the times, attendance at the event was limited to only 15 guests, who remained socially distant throughout, while other guests watched on via an exclusive live stream.

The event was held on the top floor of Greenland Centre Sydney – the location of the project’s $35 million King Penthouse – which boasts 270-degree vistas over the iconic Sydney Harbour and CBD, as well as across Barangaroo and Darling Harbour to the Blue Mountains.

In keeping with tradition, the event included the raising of a ceremonial evergreen tree to the top of the building as a symbol of good luck.

Greenland Centre Sydney represents the sixth project topped out by Greenland Australia since the company’s launch in 2013, and is well on the way to joining a portfolio of other notable projects such as Omnia in Potts Point and Park Sydney in Erskineville.

Once complete, Greenland Centre Sydney will comprise a total of 479 apartments, varying in size from 39 to 265sqm and including the 674sqm David Selden-designed King Penthouse.

According to Mr Luo, Greenland Centre Sydney is a flagship Australian development from the internationally-acclaimed developer, which is renowned for some of the world’s tallest buildings.

“Greenland has a proud global reputation for delivering ultra-high-rise projects, and Greenland Centre Sydney is no different,” explained Mr Luo.

“Greenland Centre Sydney combines our extensive global experience and knowledge with the best in local expertise, courtesy of construction excellence from Probuild and outstanding design from ARUP, BVN and Woods Bagot.

“We couldn’t be more excited to reach this milestone and we look forward to welcoming our future residents to Greenland Centre Sydney as soon as possible, where they will enjoy a prime position in the heart of the CBD.”

Mr Luo also acknowledged the support of the City of Sydney on the Greenland Centre Sydney project.

“The team from the City of Sydney, including the Lord Mayor and the Director of City Planning, Graham Jahn, have played a crucial role in helping us deliver this project,” he said.

“This comes following previous opportunities we’ve had to collaborate with the City on our projects, including our development in Erskineville’s Ashmore Precinct – Park Sydney – where we topped out our first stage earlier this year, and our award-winning Omnia project in Potts Point, which was completed in late 2018.

“By way of giving back to the City for their ongoing support, we look forward to handing over the keys to the City of Sydney Creative Hub, which will occupy 2,000sqm across the first five floors of Greenland Centre Sydney and hopefully become a home to the city’s growing arts community.”

Indeed, with soundproofed rooms for music rehearsals, editing suites for filmmakers and studios for visual artists, the $25 million Creative Hub is expected to be a go-to destination for Sydney’s budding and established creatives.

Meanwhile, resident-focussed amenities at Greenland Centre Sydney will include a 30-metre indoor-outdoor pool, a steam room, sauna and spa, a multi-function residents’ room and a stunning outdoor sundeck.

Now that the tower has achieved topping out status, Probuild will focus on the final phase of construction, including final façade installations and the completion of internal fit-out, prior to Greenland Centre Sydney’s scheduled opening in early 2021.

To find out more, visit www.greenlandaustralia.com.au or call 1800 427 008.

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