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Our first project in Australia

  • Won through an international design competition
  • Heralds the redevelopment of one of Sydney’s major transport hubs
  • Responds respectfully to the area’s existing architecture

[Wynyard Place] will transform the Wynyard area into a destination in its own right, as well as being a hub for office workers, commuters, shoppers and the community at large.

Kurt Wilkinson
President and COO, Brookfield

Project Details

Location Sydney, Australia
Status Planning approved
Sectors Mixed use, Transport, Office, Retail, Hotels and resorts
Area 74,000m2/796,000ft2
Client Brookfield

Located in the heart of Sydney’s central business district, this development – Make’s first scheme in Australia – comprises a 6 Star Green Star-rated office tower, two heritage buildings, retail space and a world-class transit hall for Wynyard Station, one of the city’s busiest transport hubs. We’re aiming to re-establish Carrington Street as one of Sydney’s prime addresses, raising aspirations for this section of the city.

The commercial tower is 27 storeys and characterised by interlocking rectangular blocks that become less dense and visually lighter as they gain height. The result is a layered appearance that can be read from many angles and vantage points. We undertook careful study of the views at street level and designed each elevation to complement the city’s skyline, sculpting them all to optimise views to and from the building.

Beneath the tower we’re designing a multi-level transit hall containing grand entrances, legible pedestrian concourses and flagship retail stores – all with clear sightlines, street views and generous levels of daylight. The adjacent listed Shell House, built in the 1930s and currently operating as a hotel, will be sensitively restored and converted, potentially into high-end offices. Finally, we’re making some comprehensive improvements
to the public domain, establishing new connections with the nearby Wynyard Park to further integrate the development into the area and give it an exciting new identity.