A New 200m+ Hotel is coming to the Sydney CBD

Bligh Tower Rooftop Bar
Bligh Tower Rooftop Bar

The Sydney CBD has had a lack of hotels, especially 5-star hotels that have been built after the Olympics, but this trend is changing.

A concept proposal for 4-6 Bligh St in the Sydney CBD has been submitted to the City of Sydney which is the current location of Bligh House for a brand new hotel skyscraper.

Bligh St Tower Street View
Bligh St Tower Street View

Characteristics of the Bligh St Development:

Architect (Building):Architectus
Building Use:Mixed-use - Commercial, Hotel & Retail
Location:4-6 Bligh St, Sydney, 2000
Number of Buildings:1
Height of Building #1:205m
Number of Floors of Building #1:55 floors
Hotel Rooms:407 rooms
Underground levels4 levels
Estimated Completion Date:~2020
Construction Status:Planning Concept
Bligh Tower View From The Royal Botanic Gardens
Bligh Tower View From The Royal Botanic Gardens

The tower will go to a height of 205m & be a total of 55 floors. This is quite a large tower & would be one of the tallest in the northern end of the CBD if were built.

The development according to the concept plans is expected to have the following features:

  • A 10 story podium which includes hotel entrance lobby, commercial lift lobby, food and beverage facilities, plant, commercial offices, meeting/conference rooms, gym space, and landscaped podium with formal hotel lobby.
  • 37 levels of a hotel with each level including 11 rooms & containing a total of 407 rooms overall.
  • Four levels at rooftop including hotel club lounge, function space, restaurant and bar, and publicly accessible landscaped terrace.
  • Four basement levels to be used as car parking space.
  • The proposed development will have a total gross floor area (GFA) of 24,825sqm.

Here are the detailed elevation plans of the Bligh St Tower Development:

Bligh Tower Elevations

Here are the ground floor plans of the Bligh St Tower Development:

Bligh Tower Ground Floor Plan

It is expected that the hotel will be built as an affordable luxury & lifestyle hotel with a rating of between 4 & 5 stars.

The Architect for the concept renders is Architectus, however, if this tower goes ahead then there could be a design competition between several architectural firms for the final design of what we are calling the Bligh Hotel Tower.

The location is spectacular being in the heart of the CBD, close to Circular Quay where there will be a cluster of new buildings such as the Quay Quarter Tower, The Circular Quay Tower & the Sydney Wanda One Tower.

The tower will also contain spectacular views of Sydney harbour, which will be publically accessible thanks to the buildings rooftop terrace.

Location Map of 4-6 Bligh Street in Sydney

4-6 Bligh Street Sydney Location

The images are courtesy of Architectus & the City of Sydney.

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Dejan is the Founder & head journalist of Build Sydney. He obtained a degree in Computer Science and has a passion for urban development. He has a goal to report on Sydney's Journey from a major international regional city into a truly global city, most notably the changes in the urban landscape, high rise buildings, infrastructure and transport.