Circular Quay Tower 263m Now Under Construction

Circular Quay Tower Skyline Render
Circular Quay Tower Skyline Render

Circular Quay is going through a once-in-a-generation rejuvenation with Billions of dollars being invested into the precinct which will convert it into a world-class destination.

The Circular Quay Tower which will be part of the 180 George St precinct will be the centrepiece that will make a massive impact on the Northern end of the Sydney CBD skyline.

Characteristics of 182 George St, Circular Quay:

Developer:Lend Lease
Architect (Building):Foster + Partners
Building Use:Office
Location:182 George st, Circular Quay, NSW, 2000 & 37-57 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Number of Buildings:1
Height of Buildings:263m
Number of Floors:54
Gross Floor Area:50,000sqm
Total Value ($):$1,500,000,000
Estimated Completion Date:~2021
Construction Status:Under Construction

The development application has not yet been lodged but it will be submitted by the later stage of 2017 where further details of the development such as the exact design layout will be released.

The Circular Quay Tower is expected to be 263m high which if built today it would be the tallest skyscraper in the Sydney CBD however upon completion it will be exceeded by the Crown Casino Tower in Barangaroo which will be completed in 2020 and be about 10 metres taller.

The tower will contain 54 floors meaning it will be one of the largest office buildings within the Sydney CBD.

Circular Quay Tower
Circular Quay Tower - Source: Fosters + Partners

The developer for the tower will be Lend Lease which is the same developer which recently completed the Barangaroo South development. They won the development of the year award at the Urban Taskforce awards which shows the quality of development which is coming to this site.

The Architect for the project which has won the design competition is Fosters + Partners which are a world famous architectural firm which designed the iconic “Gherkin” towers in London’s Canary Wharf.

The total end value of the development is $1,500,000,000 which will be one of the most expensive developments within the Sydney CBD.

Location Map of the Circular Quay Tower:

As of September 2018, this tower is under construction with workers inside doing work & the building being scaffolded all round. Here are a few photos of the construction progress courtesy of “cnd” from the ozscrapers section of the skyscrapercity forums:

Circular Quay Tower Construction Progress
Circular Quay Tower Construction Progress - Source: cnd from Skyscrapercity
182 George st Construction Progress
182 George st Construction Progress - Source: cnd from Skyscrapercity
37-57 Pitt Street Construction Progress - Source: cnd from Skyscrapercity
37-57 Pitt Street Construction Progress - Source: cnd from Skyscrapercity

LendLease is doing a great job thus far constructing the Tower & they are very active throughout the Sydney CBD with projects in Darling Harbour & Barangaroo South.

The face of the Sydney CBD is changing & this tower will bring it one step closer to the Sydney CBD morphing into a truly global city centre for business.

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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.