Grosvenor Place (Sydney)

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Grosvenor Place
Grosvenor Place (Sydney).jpg
Grosvenor Place tower
General information
StatusComplete
Typeoffice
Location225 George Street, Sydney
Coordinates33°51′46″S 151°12′25″E / 33.8629°S 151.2070°E / -33.8629; 151.2070Coordinates: 33°51′46″S 151°12′25″E / 33.8629°S 151.2070°E / -33.8629; 151.2070
Opening1988
Cost$350 million
OwnerSuperannuation Fund Investment Trust
Height
Roof180 m (590 ft)
Technical details
Floor count44
Floor area90,000 m2 (970,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators24
Design and construction
ArchitectHarry Seidler & Associates
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners
Main contractorConcrete Constructions

Grosvenor Place is a commercial office tower in George Street, Sydney, Australia, which was designed by renowned architect Harry Seidler. The building provides office space on the south-eastern edge of the city centre suburb of The Rocks, adjacent to the northern limits of Sydney's CBD; it is 180 metres tall and contains 44 floors. Current tenants include Deloitte, Norton Rose Fulbright, Michael Page and Aussie. Grosvenor Place is owned by Dexus, Mirvac and Arcadia.

Description[edit]

The building under construction in 1987.

The building occupies an entire block in Sydney's city centre suburb of the Rocks, bounded by George Street, Essex Street and Grosvenor Street (after which the building is named). As well as the modernist office tower facing George Street, the complex includes the Johnsons Building and Royal Naval House – two low-set heritage buildings in Grosvenor Street. There is a diagonal path for pedestrians, which runs between the heritage buildings and the main tower.

The premium grade office tower was designed by Harry Seidler & Associates.[1] In 1989, Grosvenor Place won the RAIA Lustig & Moar National Prize and the 1991 Sulman Award.[2]

Grosvenor Place was instigated by Bob Hammond who stipulated that the building must generate long term value. This mandate was realised through the design of a large, open floor design, incorporating column-free floor plates, which at 2,000 sqm are among Sydney's largest. This allows whole organisations to occupy complete levels and provides an uninterrupted space that can be custom designed by tenants.[citation needed]

Design[edit]

Lobby
Outdoor plaza and fountain
Camerino end-of-trip facilities
Grand Dūk restaurant

The form of the tower features two crescents with an elliptical central core. The positioning and orientation of Grosvenor Place's two quadrants was chosen to maximise views over Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House down George Street.[citation needed]

Structurally the building consists of a concrete core with steel beams and prefabricated granite facades.[2] Each floor contains 2,000 m2 of space, providing a total floor area of 90,000 m2.[2]

Grosvenor Place's lobby contains Pillars & Cones, an artwork by American minimalist, Frank Stella. The building also houses a four-level basement carpark, al-fresco and internal restaurants and bars.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry Seidler & Associates". Harry Seidler & Associates.
  2. ^ a b c "Grosvenor Place Sydney". Harry Seidler and Associates. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.