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8 Chifley Square


Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Lippmann Associates in association with Mirvac Design


8-12 Chifley Square




Millennium Deconstructivist  its like the gay brother of the E&Y tower? doesn't it look the same? only shorter and more colorful?


HEIGHT-roof-120m, core-141m, exhaust stacks-146m. Number of floors-30, 21 actual office floors.
 Huge lobby to get height as the number of actual floors was restricted.


Office Building
Below- renderings from during the design process.
  Above- the original colourful design.
  Goodsell Tower previously on the site (1970-2011) 20st/84m
8 Chifley Square- richard rogers classic industrial.

8 Chifley Square will be a premium grade commercial building on a landmark Sydney CBD site. It will stand a height of 30 storeys, with an approximate net lettable area of 19,000 square metres.

As the focal point of Chifley Square, the new tower will be a striking, premium grade office building with highly articulated and expressive architecture. Its distinctive design, adaptable workspaces, green credentials, public space and site-specific features deliver an interactive and cutting-edge workplace for the future.

A five storey void at the street level of the building will offer a grand entrance and add extensive public space to the already appealing Chifley Square precinct.

Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Lippmann Associates in association with Mirvac Design




HEIGHT-roof-120m, core-141m, exhaust stacks-146m
number of floors-30, 21 actual office floors.
1 basement

#high performance glazing to control sun,heat,glare in workspace.
#facade-transparent double glazed with aluminuim sun louvres.
#25m high open foyer
# mid level & rooftop cafe areas for workers and public.
#external coloured steel support beams and exposed stairwells.
#6 star energy rated
#chilled beam co-generation & black water treatment plants.
#column free -1000sqm floors with rear service core

150m high ‘pomidou centre”


“…chifley makes an unparalleled contribution to the public realm, the idea of a dynamic and social workplace and the sustainability of the planet, without doubt the “next wave” of commercial buildings for our city…”

This new commercial high-rise project was commissioned by Mirvac Projects after Lippmann Partnership (in consultation with Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners) won a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition. The building accommodates 23,000 sq metres of premium grade office space at a prime location within the Sydney CBD.

The concept achieves three main objectives

1. an extension of the existing Chifley Square ground plane as public open space

2. provision of an office “village” environment where varying floor plates allow 3 storey voids, offering unique workspaces and flexibility within a commercial tower; and

3. achievement of a 6-star AGBR rating with photovoltaic sunshades, external sunscreens, blackwater treatment and co-generation plant resulting in a reduced carbon footprint of 70% for a building of this size.

After a 2 year delay during the global financial crisis, the project is now on site with expected completion date of 2013.

JV acquires Goodsell Building for $60.2 million
Property Web
Feb 24, 2006

Mirvac Group has acquired the Goodsell Building in Sydney for $60.2 million in a 50-50 joint venture with the Australian Retirement Fund (ARF). The vendor was the NSW State Government, who is also the current tenant in the building until at least February 2008.

The Goodsell Building is an 18 level commercial property comprising 13,550 sqm of net lettable area and basement car parking for 25 cars. The property is located on the corner of Hunter, Phillip and Elizabeth Streets in Sydney CBD.

The NSW State Government is currently paying a passing gross office rent of $365 per sqm.

Mirvac's joint venture partner in the acquisition, ARF, appointed James Fielding Funds Management in August 2003 to source, undertake and manage property investments. The mandate is primarily focused on property development and value adding projects including the refurbishment and re-letting of existing buildings.

"This site is one of the last premium development sites in the Sydney CBD and Mirvac together with ARF are investigating a number of redevelopment options for the site after the lease to the current tenant expires," said Nicholas Collishaw, CEO Investments for Mirvac.

"This is an outstanding medium-term redevelopment opportunity, being located in the heart of the CBD financial district and adjacent to a number of Sydney's best premium grade buildings including the recently completed Deutsche Bank Place (126 Phillip Street), Chifley Tower and Aurora Place," he added.

Settlement is expected to take place in April 2006.