Manly Wharf Expansion Begins Its Voyage


With commanding views of Manly Cove and beyond to Watsons Bay, the development process for two spectacular rooftop restaurants at Manly Wharf has commenced.

A shortlist of construction firms has been invited to tender for the development of a second floor addition to the entertainment precinct.

The $9 million transformation will add to the already buzzing harbour side destination with the successful builder being announced early December 2016.

By mid-2017 two restaurants, 563 square meters and 548 square metres in size with floor to ceiling views and outdoor dining will open their doors to south-westerly views across Sydney Harbour that developers are confident will never be replicated.

Seagrass Capital Director Robert Magid said the Manly Wharf Project has already been sniffed out as an interesting business opportunity by a number of high-profile Australian and international restaurant operators.

"This development will truly cement Manly Wharf’s position as the premier waterfront entertainment destination in Sydney, and indeed the world," he said.

Manly Wharf

A hand selected list of restaurateurs will be invited to submit expressions of interest to join the selection of entertainment establishments including Dave Evans’ Hugo’s Manly, Justin Hemmes’ Papi Chulo and Ben May’s Manly Wharf Hotel.

Built in 1855 as a passenger terminal, Manly Wharf has a rich history of change, constantly keeping up with the fast-modernising world. In 2002 the wharf saw a major regeneration from a tiring shopping arcade and games zone, transforming it into the vibrant entertainment destination it is today.

Manly Independent Assessment Panel approved development plans for the second storey restaurants, created by JPRA Architects on the 15 October 2015 in accordance with the original conditions of consent as approved by the Land & Environment Court of NSW on the 19 July 2013.

Additional modifications to the existing property include new passenger and operational lifts, joint lobby, extra storage and an additional private staircase.

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