Construction Commences In Paddington

Work has started to breathe new life into Paddington’s landmark West Olympia Theatre. We have appointed Richard Crookes Constructions to manage the building works, as it transforms into Sydney’s first ‘25hours Hotel.’

Regarded as one of the leading accommodation and heritage contractors in NSW, with an in-depth understanding of complex constructions including Loftus Lane and the Walsh Bay Arts and Cultural Precinct, Richard Crookes Constructions will carry out the sensitive rebuild of the heritage-listed site on Oxford Street.

They will work closely alongside award-winning Australian architecture firm Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, as well as two interior design companies A Work of Substance from Hong Kong, handling the design of the rooms, public areas and events spaces and Sydney-based interior designers Acme & Co designing the rooftop bar, restaurant and café offerings.

Did you know that before the building become one of the longest running cinemas in Sydney, it originally operated as Sydney’s largest brewery in the 1880’s? In 1911 it was repurposed as a theatre and throughout the decades changed hands and name whilst playing host to motion pictures as well as musical and dramatic entertainment.

Scheduled for completion in summer 2022, the hotel will encompass 107 guestrooms and a spectacular rooftop bar, central courtyard, restaurants, cafe, state of the art fitness centre and extensive conference and live music facilities.

The Anden Coogee – SOLD OUT!

Despite the sales launch of the complex commencing the week prior to the Covid lockdown in Sydney, the 15-unit complex is now sold out. Great work and congratulations to CBRE Residential – Australia! Thank you to all our partners MHN Design Union, Dangar Barin Smith and Lawless & Meyerson.

You can read about the news in The Australian here.

Confirmed Architect for Waters Road, Neutral Bay

We are fortunate to be partnering with SJB Architects on our latest residential development in Neutral Bay. The team are as passionate as us on synergising sustainability into designs and delivering design solutions that reflect the places they are located and the needs of people whom they serve.

You can read more about their work here.

Chatswood Gateway Determination

This mixed-use, 17 storey tower located within the Chatswood CBD will provide a bespoke level of quality and customisation, promote biophilic design and embrace the unrivalled amenity of the lower North Shore. The development will comprise of 55 premium residences and over 1,000sqm of commercial/retail space with immediate access to public transport, schools, other amenities and will seek to redefine the standards of design excellence.

Paddington Hotel Operator Announcement

25hours is a unique concept which provides a service with great charm and personality, focusing on creating soulful spaces and memories. 25hours has a passion for developing and running hotels across some of Europe’s largest cities with attention to detail and a sense of humour. Our development will be home to the first 25hours hotel in Australia. We are excited to partner with Accor, a world-leading hospitality group offering 5,100 hotels across 110 countries.

Read about 25hours Hotels by Accor and how our Paddington development in a joint venture with Boston Global will revitalise Oxford Street:

https://concreteplayground.com/sydney/travel-leisure/sydneys-first-25-hours-hotel-will-open-in-a-heritage-listed-building-on-oxford-street-in-2022

Hyde Park Site Acquisition

The freehold properties are located along the coveted border of Hyde Park where very few development sites remain available. With significant potential for further development, our vision is to create high-quality luxury apartments adding to the collection of premium residences that have transacted in recent years.

We are delighted to have secured this incredible asset under a long-term collaborative arrangement with RSL NSW for $95 million adding to our current pipeline of upcoming projects worth more than $1 billion spanning residential, commercial and hotel sectors.

Paddington Planning Approval

The proposal will breathe new life into Oxford Street and transform the historic Olympia Theatre into a world-class mixed-use development that includes 101 hotel rooms, entertainment venue, restaurants, rooftop bar and medical facility, seamlessly complimenting the surrounding heritage character.

The proposed hotel and basement entertainment venue will encourage artists back on-stage post-Covid-19 to create a vibrant performance and event space and will secure the area’s creative and cultural future. This development will also be one of the first environmentally sustainable hotels in Sydney and has been designed to reduce its carbon footprint and provide improved environmental performance.

We would like to thank Tim Greer, Giovanni Cirillo, Boston Global Group and City of Sydney including Clover Moore and her team for supporting our vision, local business and artists whilst ensuring the community interests were well considered.

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