Lendlease secures planning consent for Sydney’s Darling Exchange project

WCN Editorial Team 23 May 2017 OCEANIA BUSINESS

Lendlease has received planning approval for The Darling Exchange building in Sydney, Australia.

The six-storey structure at Darling Square has been designed by Kengo Kuma Architects (KKA).The building will feature a City of Sydney library with an Innovation Exchangethat will support technology start-ups, a ground floor open market hall, a childcare centre, as well as a rooftop bar and restaurant.

The project will also include an adjoining public square that will serve as an extension of the building and has been designed by Aspect Studios. The 2,700 sq m square will comprise of areas for pop-up markets and retail, along with green spaces.

Construction work on the project is expected to commence shortly and be wrapped up in 2018.

Lendlease project director Neil Arckless said: “The Darling Exchange will be a building like no other, instantly recognisable with a façade wrapped in 20 kilometres of beautiful, curved timber. Lendlease is proud to be working closely with the State Government to deliver this building for the people of Sydney.”

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