The Demolition Phase on Sydney’s Tallest Tower Now Complete


An early milestone has been reached on what will become the tallest residential tower in Sydney's CBD when completed in 2019.

Standing at 235 metres in height the Greenland Centre Sydney is being built for developer Greenland – 

China's largest state-backed real estate group  at 115-119 Bathurst Street.

The building will feature 479 apartments and include a 2,000 square metre "Creative Hub" leased for 99 years to the City of Sydney.

Probuild has announced that the 12-month demolition phase is now complete, with the final piece of concrete being removed from the remaining steel structure and the final slab hammered on the site.

Probuild started work earlier this year after the initial contractor Multiplex parted ways with Greenland in May of 2016.

Having reached this major milestone, the demolition contractor will now finish demobilising its machinery and workforce, with Probuild's presence onsite becoming more apparent in coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the design team has been working through planning application with City of Sydney council, progression of construction documentation, façade shop drawings, the Creative Hub milestone and the public art strategy.

Designed by BVN Donovan Hill and Woods Bagot, the tower design calls for:

  • 1,200 tonnes of structural steel
  • 46,000 cubic metres of concrete (almost half the amount used to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge)
  • 32,000 square metres of external glazing (slightly more than the ANZ Stadium roof size)
  • 75,000 linear metres of electrical and fibre optic cabling (nearly twice the circumference of the Earth).

Greenland Centre's 479 apartments in the 67-level residential tower will be a combination of one, two and three bedroom design featuring panoramic views encompassing Sydney harbour, the city and parklands. Penthouses and sub-penthouses are also incorporated in the design.

Unique balconies will allow true indoor-outdoor connections with the glass-fronted balconies providing protection from wind and noise.

In addition to the Creative Hub the building will also include retail tenancies.

Speaking to The Urban Developer in 2015 Kang Xue, Greenland's Development and Marketing Director described the tower as "one of the most complex and challenging projects in the construction industry".

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Greenland Centre Sydney (centre-left) will become Sydney's tallest residential tower when complete. 

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