|Sector||Infrastructure and Real Estate|
At its heart is a new Metro station at Martin Place, owned and operated by the NSW Government, that will become one of the busiest public transport hubs in Sydney. In addition to the station, the precinct will include an underground public walkway below Macquarie’s 50 Martin Place headquarters, and ~100,000sqm of office and retail accommodation across two commercial buildings.
Working with leading architects, Macquarie’s design for the precinct includes features such as greater access to natural light – including down to the platform level – and an underground walkway below the heritage-listed 50 Martin Place, where Macquarie’s global headquarters is located.
More than 2,500 jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project. Macquarie and its design and construction partner Lendlease have committed to workforce diversity.
Martin Place is anticipated to become one of the busiest transport interchanges in Sydney. To accommodate this, the design has been informed by the world’s leading integrated transport-based public precincts, such as New York’s World Trade Centre station and Hong Kong’s International Finance Centre. Most importantly, the design has been influenced by the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan, which details what Sydneysiders want from their city, including (but not limited to) a place that respects diversity and offers vibrant culture and entertainment.
The two commercial buildings that will rise above the site have been designed to achieve the highest possible sustainability credentials – the Green Building Council of Australia’s Design and As Built 6 Star Green Star rating. Features will include the capture and re-use of rain water, landscaping and greening throughout the public spaces, implementing smart technology and maximising natural light throughout the journey from platform level.
John Pickhaver, Co-Head of Macquarie Capital, Australia and New Zealand
The design of 39 Martin Place and materials to be used respect the heritage, cultural and civic nature of 1920s-designed 50 Martin Place and the surrounding area.
In line with its commitment to the NSW Government, Macquarie retains responsibility for developing 39 Martin Place. The Investa Commercial Property Fund and Manulife Financial Corporation joint venture will take ownership of the building in 2024 and is responsible for leasing.
will be created during construction
Green Star office design
including participation from underrepresented communities
of office and retail accommodation