A new home for tomorrow’s gamechangers
Sydney’s new tech district at the southern edge of the city is gaining momentum as the circa $3 billion Central Place Sydney commercial precinct receives development approval.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the workplace of the future. With recent years characterised by a disruption to traditional work rhythms and time spent at the office, many CBD workers are now finding reasons to get back to the thrum of the city, where social connections and opportunities for creative collaboration abound. The drift back to the workplace has put a new focus on the suitability and sustainability of our commercial districts, with many existing buildings falling short. Not so, Central Place Sydney— an innovative new development set to revitalise Central Station’s Henry Dean Plaza on the southern edge of the city. Designed to attract the movers, shakers, innovators, and creators of the tech and innovation world, there development by Frasers Property Australia and Dexus will set new standards in social connection, sustainability, and commercial ambition.
Project Director, Kimberley Jackson, is conscious that all eyes are on Central Place Sydney as it reshapes both the city skyline and the sense of what’s possible with the workplace of the future. “The unique type of workplace that will be offered here will entice many people back,” says Kimberley. “It won’t feel like traditional office space. Instead, it will look and feel more like a ‘tech space’, with interiors reflecting the warehouse spaces of the surrounding area, but with all the modern functionality and sustainability of a building built for tomorrow.” “For example, the building will have naturally ventilated spaces—one of the first commercial buildings in Australia to offer this feature. And importantly, an abundance of natural light. Building materials will embody less carbon and we also have a net zero emissions in operation target. Once achieved, we’ll be one of only a handful of buildings in Australia with a 6-Star Green Star Buildings rating.”
Across the three buildings in Central Place Sydney, there will be a variety of different kinds of spaces, ensuring all individual’s and company needs are met, including rooftops with sporting facilities, event spaces and quiet garden nooks, wellness and allied health rooms, gymnasium, and business hub featuring bookable rooms and co-working spaces. At street level, a network of lively laneways between the buildings will host a sought-after selection of restaurants and cafes. An exciting new dining hall below ground will create a communal gathering place for tenants and the wider neighbourhood beyond. "The way we’re approaching common areas will also be another major differentiator for Central Place Sydney,” says Kimberley. "We're planning to incorporate great lobby spaces for informal meetings and focused worktime as well as break-out areas where we’ll be able to hold TED Talks and pitch nights. Start-ups will be able to showcase their products within these spaces with visibility available to the larger tech companies, with the hopes of fostering interaction and collaboration. I’m excited about the energy that will bring to the precinct.
"The project’s recent development approval gives the greenlight to all this ambition, plus reinvigorated public spaces and breath-taking architecture designed through a collaboration between Fender Katsalidis (Aus), Skidmore, Owings &Merrill (USA) and Edition Office (Aus).With more than 130,000 square metres of commercial floor space, Central Place Sydney will be the largest Premium-grade workplace available in Tech Central, with unrivalled connectivity and direct transport links, access to globally recognised universities and surrounded by some of the city's most distinct and character rich neighbourhoods. "It really is the perfect place to ensure our future global competitiveness as one of the most attractive, diverse, and productive places for tech and innovation businesses,” says Kimberley. The first stage Central Place Sydney is expected to be delivered in 2027.
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