Sydney Architecture Images- Gone but not forgotten

Sydney Waterboard Water Sewerage and Drainage Board Building


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Corner Pitt and Bathurst Streets.
Side Address
333 Pitt Street
Main Address
115 Bathurst Street


Built- 1893  Demolished- 1939


Victorian Italianate


Rendered brick Stone


Summary There have been a number of interesting buildings on this site. Currently occupied by an art deco building (to be kept) and a Brutalist building (to be demolished). Sydney Water has moved its office to Parramatta and the site will soon host the $700 million Greenland Centre.
Above- the office building at the corner of Pitt Street and Bathurst circa 1890. Use unknown.

Above- Sydney Water Head Office, 1893. Extended in 1918. Demolished 1939.
Above- other Victorian water offices.
Above- the Brutalist building (1965 box to be demolished) and the art deco MWSD Building (to be kept).
Australia's 2nd tallest building on completion in 1965. Only the 115m high AMP Building was taller.
Height (roof) 103.00 m
Floors (above ground) 28
Floors (below ground) 3
Above- Sydney Greenland Centre (115 Bathurst St) | 68st / 236m / residential
The project will be developed by Chinese company Greenland Group, which has lodged plans for a $600 million development of 240 metre apartment building. It will be located at 115 Bathurst Street on the former Sydney Water Board site.
That compares to the nearby Meriton Apartments at World Square of 230 metres.
Under the Greenland proposal there are about 400 apartments to be built in stage one over about 60 levels with 11 levels of car park.
Greenland Group is one of the biggest state-owned enterprise in Shanghai as well as a leading comprehensive real estate enterprise in China.
The purchase of the Water Board site for close to $110 million is Greenland’s' first entry into the Australian market.

Brookfield to build Greenland tower
Greg Brown

CHINESE developer Greenland has hired Brookfield Multiplex to build the $700 million Greenland Centre apartment tower on Bathurst Street in the Sydney central business district.

The landmark project will be Sydney’s tallest residential tower when completed, standing 235m high. Brookfield Multiplex is expected to start work at the site next month.

“We are delighted to be constructing such a significant project for Sydney and we look forward to partnering with Greenland to deliver what will be a unique and architecturally stunning inner-city apartment building,” said Brookfield Multiplex NSW managing director David Ghannoum.

The tower, which was designed by architects BVN Donovan Hill and Woods Bagot, will include 478 apartments, of which 90 per cent have been pre-sold.

Greenland this week also appointed Sydney-based private builder Ganellen to convert the adjoining heritage building into the $150m Greenland Primus Hotel, which is expected to open in July next year.