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333 George Street


Crone Partners with Grimshaw Architects.


333 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000




Millennium Minimalist Modernism


reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. Watpac. 17 stories, 72m | 19 fl | Pro


Office Building
A great little tower proposed for Sydney.

George Street is slowly developing into a worthy international shopping street.
The retail component of this tower (estimated to be 2,000 sq m across two floors) has been designed to accommodate 1 or 2 international retailers looking to set up flagship stores in Sydney.
George Street is already home to flagship international stores such as Apple, Burberry and Louis Vuitton, Topman/Topshop opens in less than 4 months and big Australian stores like Myer and Dymocks also have stores on the street.
Above- original architectural renderings (copyright architect)
Above- original architectural renderings (copyright architect)
Above- Construction images (December 2015)
Previously on the site:

BNZ House
Height (architectural) 56.00 m
Height (roof) 52.00 m
Floors (above ground) 13
Construction end 1970
Previously on the site: see- Colonial Mutual Life Association Building, George Street

British department chain Marks & Spencer is reportedly looking at opening a store in Sydney, following the lead of labels H&M and Zara.
One spot reported to be in the mix is at 333 George Street, which is being redeveloped into a $250 million office and retail tower. More than $2 billion worth of office redevelopment is earmarked for Sydney in the coming year.
The owner of 333 George Street, Charter Hall's office fund, is talking to potential tenants for the retail podium and late last month M&S leasing executives in Sydney put the site on their list.

The retailer is said to have also looked at the shop section under 383 George Street, and any redevelopment of the Glasshouse centre in the Pitt Street Mall.
The plans come as the Brisbane-based Watpac won the contract to build a new 17-storey office building at 333 George Street in Sydney's CBD. The contract is valued at $72 million.
The building is owned by Charter Hall Group's wholesale managed fund, Core Plus Office Fund, and on completion it will be valued at about $250 million.
International retailers such as Marks & Spencer and high-technology groups are said to be looking at the retail podium in the heart of the planned pedestrian walkway in George Street.

The possible Marks & Spencer deal comes as the largest retail chain in the world, H&M, is close to signing the lease at the nearby 345 George Street. The rival Zara, the second-largest retail chain in the world, was said not to be keen to have H&M near it in Pitt Street Mall.

Luxury retailers are now relocating to George Street, including Louis Vuitton and Burberry.
The deals come as other older office towers around Sydney are being earmarked for conversion to residential towers, including the air space above the City Tattersalls property at 194-200 Pitt Street.
Charter Hall joint managing director David Harrison said his group's new commercial tower, on the corner of Martin Place and George Street, would feature 15 levels of A-grade office space, three levels of premium retail, rooftop terraces and basement parking. ''Design work has commenced and construction is scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2014,'' Mr Harrison said.
The Core Plus Office Fund is set to commence the demolition and construction of its 331 and 333 George Street site early next year following the appointment of Watpac as construction contractor for the project.
''Designed by architects Grimshaw and Crone Partners, the building has been designed to suit contemporary office fitouts and is aiming to achieve a five-star Green Star (V3 Design and As Built) and a five-star NABERS Energy Rating,'' Mr Harrison said.

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Charter Hall Group’s wholesale managed fund, the Core Plus Office Fund (CPOF), has announced the appointment of Watpac Limited as construction contractor of the $250 million 331 and 333 George Street development in Sydney’s CBD.

Designed by renowned architects Grimshaw and Crone Partners, the redevelopment of both 331 and 333 George Street will see the transformation of the site into a 17 level A-grade office building with outdoor landscaped terraces on levels 12 to 16.

The building will also include three levels of premium retail space, totalling 2,000 square metres with extensive frontage to George Street and Regimental Square and basement parking.

The building has been designed to suit contemporary office fitouts and is aiming to achieve a 5 star Green Star and a 5 star NABERS Energy Rating.

Charter Hall Joint Managing Director David Harrison confirmed the development managed by the Group’s in-house development services team is expected to lift the CPOF portfolio to more than $2.1 billion upon completion.

“The redeveloped 333 George Street will enhance the fund’s portfolio quality and total return metrics, delivering CPOF investors with a coveted new A-Grade office asset in the tightly held core Sydney CBD precinct. The reweighting toward Sydney has been planned and timed to coincide with expected upturns in the office market,” Mr Harrison said.

CPOF’s Fund Manager, Chris Forbes said, “The building’s design approach to form, detail and materiality has been carefully considered to suit the significant location and will harmoniously integrate into the established historic precinct of Martin Place”

“The building has also been designed with the tenant in mind and will provide efficient and flexible workspaces with high levels of natural light and five rooftop terraces providing unique break out spaces and visual amenity

Watpac Limited Chief Executive Officer, Martin Monro, said the project is an important addition to the Group’s national contracting portfolio, which has significant capacity to expand in line with the increased levels of activity in Australia’s construction market.

“This project is a great addition to our workbook and we are very proud to be involved in the delivery of another major office project in the Sydney CBD. Our expert local workforce, backed by a healthy balance sheet and 30 years of leadership in the national construction sector, makes us well placed to capitalise on new opportunities as they arise,” Mr Monro said.

Watpac has previously worked with Charter Hall on a number of major office projects, including the 30,000 square metre Zone at Sydney Olympic Park, the prestigious 40,000 square metre 32-storey office tower at 275 George Street in the Brisbane CBD, and the complete refurbishment of the 26,000 square metre Northbank Plaza office tower at 69 Ann Street in the Brisbane CBD.

Construction of 333 George Street are expected to commence in early to mid 2014, with completion scheduled for mid 2016.

The commercial and retail campaign will be launched in early 2014.



Site- George Street (opposite Martin Place) This one was a loss. The Colonial Mutual Life Association Building. It was Sydney's first to use the "skyscraper technique" and was completed in 1889. At the time it had the highest roof in sydney at 102ft! or 31m with 6 storeys equipped with fastest lifts!

Gorgeous ornate details and statues etc. It was located opposite the existing Societe general on George St / Wynyard st. Replaced with 1970 box BNZ bank.