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Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct, Sydney, Australia

Tuesday 11 Dec 2012

Australia's new Darling

International Convention Centre 
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27/02/13 Sue, London
Huge skyscaper hotels on the water's edge is horrendous - let Sydney people and tourists enjoy the water's edge and leave the skyscapers in the CBD not foreshore/residential part of Sydney!


OMA, HASSELL and Populous to design immense SICEEP scheme in Sydney 

Developers Lend Lease have secured a AUS$1bn+ scheme at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia working in collaboration with AEG Ogden, Capella Capital and Spotless as the consortium Destination Sydney. The architects on this mammoth project are OMA, Populous and HASSELL.

The scheme will see a considered redevelopment project designed to inject renewed interest in the area for an economic boost. Malcolm Macintyre, CEO of Destination Sydney, commented: “The project will redefine Sydney as a global city and create one of the world’s great meeting and entertainment destinations. Not only will it become a beacon for international visitors for conventions and events but will also build on the appeal of the Darling Harbour area for Sydneysiders creating an entertainment hub that promises to reconnect and re-energise the city.”

Included in the scheme are a 900-room hotel, a new urban neighbourhood (Haymarket), the International Convention Centre Sydney, an exhibition centre and a ‘red carpet entertainment venue’. The crystalline International Convention Centre will sport a 2,000-capacity ballroom and highly flexible conference rooms and will be coupled with an exhibition centre with over 35,000 sq m of prime display space. There are also plans for student accommodation, retail and commercial space, public car parking and residential apartments.

Lend Lease Chief Executive Officer of Construction and Infrastructure, Mark Menhinnitt said: “Together with the NSW Government we are building a smarter, more sustainable Sydney. At the completion of this project, Haymarket will become Sydney's innovative district, anchored in knowledge, innovation, media and technology. Buildings will be smarter and reliably connected to a wide range of technology services.”

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