Global property developer the Wanda Group unveiled its vision for One Circular Quay at an exclusive reception on Thursday 26 October. Michael Purefoy, Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Wanda Group and James Liu, Executive Director of Wanda Commercial Properties Group travelled from Beijing for this event. The large-scale, mixed-use development located on Sydney Harbour is set to usher in a new era of luxury residences and accommodations.
Developed by Wanda One Sydney, the project will encompass two adjacent towers. The first is a 59-storey residential tower, One Circular Quay, with a planned 190 apartments. The second tower is a 28-storey high-rise that will house a five-star 181-key Wanda Vista Hotel, the first new five-star hotel project to be built on Circular Quay since 1998. At the base between the two towers will be a 518-square-metre area designed as a cultural revitalisation of the public space, including boutique high-end retail and public art spaces.
With unparalleled views of landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the harbour waters and beyond, One Circular Quay’s position marks the most historically significant and visually stunning part of Sydney. Circular Quay is the site of the first European settlement in Australia and, today, is the gateway to one of the world’s most contemporary and cosmopolitan cities. With its prime harbourside location, One Circular Quay sits on the northern edge of Sydney’s Central Business District, and is minutes from the cultural attractions of the Opera House, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and the city’s high-end retail and fine-dining precincts.
The One Circular Quay residential tower will be designed by Kerry Hill Architects, while Sydney-based PTW Architects leads as executive architects for the entire project and the 28-storey Wanda Vista Hotel tower is being designed by Australia’s Crone Architects, in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates from Tokyo.
One Circular Quay is located at 1 Alfred Street. Demolition commenced in late March 2017, with construction completion planned for mid-2022.