The newest addition to Sydney’s iconic Martin Place precinct, heralded as the ‘office of the future’, has been awarded the state’s top property honour.
The billion-dollar Sixty Martin Place office tower by Gwynvill and Investa Commercial Property Fund has been named the Rider Levett Bucknall NSW State Development of the Year.
RLB Managing Director, Stephen Mee, who participated in the design competition phase, congratulated the project team on the prestigious award win.
‘Sixty Martin Place is a prominent addition to Sydney’s skyline and has made an equally impressive contribution to the way we design and deliver sustainable workplaces of the future,’ Stephen said.
Sixty Martin Place was the only Premium-Grade, commercial development completed in Sydney’s CBD in 2019.
Designed by Hassell and constructed by Lendlease, the complex design and construct project included the demolition of the existing 28-storey 1970s Westpac Place Tower, the purchase of air rights from the neighbouring heritage-listed St. Stephens Uniting Church, and negotiation of a site-specific local environment plan amendment with the City of Sydney Council.
A showpiece for sustainable design
Property Council’s NSW Acting Executive Director, Lauren Conceicao, said the 33-storey Premium-Grade commercial office tower is a showpiece for sustainable design, building efficiency and occupant experience.
‘Sixty Martin Place is a dynamic addition to Sydney’s CBD, with impressive future-focused design and technology working together to deliver a workplace that embraces its internal and external environments,’ Lauren said.
‘It’s a standard that future commercial developments in the sector will aspire to and learn from.’
The New South Wales State Development of the Year award is part of the national 2021 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards program.
RLB has partnered with the Property Council to present the awards program since its inception in 1982.
Sixty Martin Place is also in the running for two national awards in August, the Colliers Award for Best Office Development and the Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings.
All development finalists are in the running for the industry’s most coveted prize – the Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award, now in its 30th year.
Winners will be announced at the 2021 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner to be held at the ICC Sydney Convention Centre on Friday 13 August 2021.
Join our global professional network for regular company updates.