BVN has won the design competition for Sydney’s City Tattersalls Club—a $271 million mixed-use redevelopment led by ICD Property and First Sponsor.
The 49-storey design for 194-204 Pitt Street includes 246 residential apartments, a 100-room boutique hotel and retail offerings on top of the historic club.
The five-week design competition attracted a shortlist including Hassell, Bates Smart, SJB, Candalepas Associates as well as DP Architects.
In the decision, the jury noted BVN had expressed intentions of collaborating closely with Fjmt, the nominated architect overseeing the rejuvenation of the heritage components of the building.
BVN principals Matthew Blair and Phillip Rossington said they wanted to add to the architectural richness of the club and surrounding area.
“Our scheme seeks to create an elegant and sophisticated tower that greatly enhances the club’s presence and identity in the city, linking street to sky to harbour to place,” Rossington and Blair said.
Fjmt design director Richard Francis-Jones said it was a wonderful vision for the City Tattersalls Club redevelopment.
“BVN's insightful concept for a tower characterised by lightness, floating above a more solid hotel podium will form a gentle backdrop and transition with the landmark heritage buildings of Pitt Street,” Francis-Jones said.
ICD announced it would embark on a joint venture with First Sponsor in November last year after receiving approval for the first stage concept for a tall tower above the 125-year-old building.
The Melbourne-based developer and Singapore-listed company worked in collaboration with City Tattersalls Club to create the plans.
ICD's original plans for a $200 million tower were rejected by the NSW Land and Environment Court in 2018.
The consortium will now work towards finalising design details with BVN in preparation for submission of a stage two development application later this year.