Multiplex completes Australian hotel redevelopment project

WCN Editorial Team 26 Jan 2017 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Construction firm Multiplex has completed a major redevelopment project for M&L Hospitality at 161 Sussex Street in Sydney, Australia.

The project involved the refurbishment of the former Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, which was rebranded to Hyatt Regency Sydney.

It also included the construction of a new 3,667 sq m convention centre, and a 25-level tower including 13 new hotel levels and 10 levels of A-grade high rise commercial office space.

The additional 25-storey tower added 222 new guest rooms to what was already Australia’s largest hotel, bringing the total number of rooms to 892.

The project involved some 11,500 cb m of concrete and 635t of steel to create the building’s structure, and more than 1,388 glass panels to form the hotel’s façade.

Multiplex regional managing director David Ghannoum said: “We are delighted to deliver this landmark project which will contribute to the revitalisation of Darling Harbour as a vibrant tourism hub.

“Our team’s vast experience stood us in good stead to tackle the challenges involved in building over an operating freeway and in a live hotel environment.”

Construction work started in December 2014 and lasted for a period of two years. The project created about 2,250 construction jobs and an additional 90 jobs are set to be created in the hotel.

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