4-6 Bligh Street, Sydney – Master Plan and Rezoning

4-6 Bligh Street, Sydney – Master Plan and Rezoning

Architectus provided planning and architectural design services for a proposed redevelopment of 4-6 Bligh Street, Sydney. This involved preparation of a Planning Proposal and associated architectural concept. 

The site, which currently accommodates an 18-storey commercial building built in 1964, is to be developed into a mixed-use tower comprising hotel, commercial and retail uses.

The Planning Proposal was for non-residential employment uses and sought a maximum Floor Space Ratio of 22:1 (inclusive of design excellence and other bonuses), representing uplift of 6.6:1 (for hotel use) or 8.25:1 (for commercial premises use) and a maximum building height of 205 metres. 

The Amendment to Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) for 4-6 Bligh Street was approved by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment as Delegate for the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces on 27th August 2019. The new site-specific provision, Clause 6.44 of the LEP, will enable significant employment floorspace in Central Sydney.

It is the first Planning Proposal to be progressed in accordance with the City of Sydney’s draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy 2016-2036, having been supported by the Planning Assessment Commission (former) through a Rezoning Review.

The architectural concept comprises a 10-storey podium with retail, offices and hotel lobby, and a 37-storey hotel above with an additional 4 levels at rooftop with landscaped terrace and publicly accessible food and beverage venues.

The tower is envisaged as a 4-5 Star “lifestyle-affordable luxury” boutique hotel with approximately 407 guest rooms.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Client
SC Capital
Location
Sydney, NSW
Floor area
1 218 m²
Completed
2017 - 2019
Original value
$311m
Contact
Jane Fielding

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