Meet the Stars: Transforming Martin Place

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Sydney Australia

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From high-performance facades that mirror the movement of the sun, to 200 tonne glass domes that send light down to the deepest vaults. Meet the Stars of three iconic Martin Place projects, each with a unique vision for future-proofing Sydney’s heritage.

50 Martin Place
Harry Papandony, Associate Director – Corporate Real Estate, Macquarie Bank

When 48 - 50 Martin Place was built in 1928 it was the most expensive build in Australia. Today, through innovative engineering, it has been reinvigorated as one of the most sustainable, becoming Australia’s largest heritage refurbishment to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating.

20 Martin Place
Matthew Knight, Development Director, Charter Hall

Considered unsuited to the demands of the modern office market, 20 Martin Place was destined for demolition. Rescued by a project team’s vision, the original heritage structure has been reclad with a high-performance facade that mirrors the movement of the sun. Opening up 25% more flexible space, 20 Martin Place has been transformed into an office fit for one of the largest banking tenants in Australia. 5 Star Green Star – Office Design certified and now targeting As Built.

5 Martin Place
Lachlan MacDonald, Associate Director, Savills

A complete reconfiguration of the original Commonwealth Bank building will see heritage features restored, a complementary, modern extension and the reactivation of the historic Rowe Street Laneway. Targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating.

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ABB
Asia Plantation Capital
Diamond Energy
Basf
City Developments Ltd
DNV-GL
Geocycle
Sindicatum
Olam