Local Firms Lead on City Tatts Club Shortlist


ICD Property has revealed the architecture shortlist for its
$271 million mixed-use redevelopment of Pitt Street’s City Tattersalls Club in the Sydney CBD.

ICD is developing the tower alongside the City Tattersalls Club and equity partner First Sponsor, a Singapore-listed property developer providing sole construction financing for the project.

The architecture shortlist has a decidedly local feel—with just one international firm rounding out a five-team shortlist: Candalepas Associates, BVN, Bates Smart, Hassell and Scott Carver partnering with Singapore-headquartered DP Architects.

The six shortlisted firms now have a five-week window to present their respective schemes for the 49-storey skyscraper at 194 Pitt Street.

ICD received stage one envelope approval for 246 apartments and a 100-key hotel above the historic Tattersalls Club site in November. The developer’s original plans were rejected by the NSW Land and Environment Court on heritage grounds.

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▲ An indicative render of the 194-204 Pitt Street skyscraper. Image: Fjmt.
▲ An indicative render of the 194-204 Pitt Street skyscraper. Image: Fjmt.

The competitive design process—a mandatory requirement of the City of Sydney for projects of significance—will take the heritage impact of the 126-year-old club into account.

ICD development director Alice Smith said the brief is to deliver a tower that sensitively integrates the heritage component and contributes to Sydney’s “urban fabric”.

“The six shortlisted firms were chosen based on their expertise with hotels and residential projects, heritage architecture and experience with the Sydney CBD,” Smith said.

The Tattersalls Club project is ICD Property’s first in the Sydney market, the developer has a 50-storey skyscraper under way in Auckland, a 1200-lot greenfield project in Geelong and has recently partnered with the City of Adelaide on a $400 million tower above the city’s Central Market Arcade.

In May, an archeological dig temporarily halted construction at ICD’s $440 million Aspire Melbourne site after uncovering relics from 19th century girls school.

Pending final approvals, ICD expects to kick off construction on the Pitt Street skyscraper in early 2022.

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