After 23 months of construction and 1.3 million worker hours, the future Australian headquarters for Lendlease and KPMG employees is well underway at Barangaroo, with the topping out of Tower Three at International Towers Sydney.
Following in the footsteps of the ancient Scandinavian tradition, New South Wales (NSW) Premier, The Hon. Mike Baird MP joined Lendlease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Steve McCann on the roof of the 39 storey tower, to celebrate the completion of the building’s central core.
Standing in front of stunning views over the Sydney CBD, Mr McCann said: “Lendlease has a long and proud history of delivering world class buildings and places across the world, including Sydney’s Opera House and Anzac Bridge. We have designed and delivered more sustainable buildings in Australia than any other developer, and International Towers Sydney will continue this legacy as the most sustainable, iconic and desirable office address in Sydney.”
NSW Premier Mike Baird added: "International Towers Sydney is one of the key projects fuelling the multi-billion dollar construction boom currently underway across our city and state. We are seeing a dramatic transformation at Barangaroo South which will strengthen Sydney’s competitive position in the Asia Pacific region as both a major financial services hub and Australia’s leading tourism destination.”
From mid-2016, approximately 5,500 employees will move into Tower Three, which was designed in collaboration with London-based architectural firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Like its sibling buildings Towers One and Two, Tower Three is one of the largest high rise office buildings in Australia to receive a 6 Star Green Star Office Design v3 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
When completed in mid-next year, the lobby and podium of Tower Three will have a range of retailers including David Jones and Campos Coffee, as well as a medical centre, a pharmacy, a noodle bar and a fresh food providore.