14,036m² Site Area
A vacant corner site located opposite Belmore Park and the Capital Theatre
The building’s distinctive form is generated from the City of Sydney maximum envelope for this site which is restricted by a prescribed solar plane designed to limit overshadowing of Belmore Park to the south of the hotel. This roof plane will be visible from surrounding buildings and the elevated areas around Central Station.
A ‘vertical garden’ is proposed, utilising a grid of cables to support climbing plants. Viewed from the public domain it will connect the building to its setting across Belmore Park and unify the building’s architectural form. The green roof will improve the stormwater management by reducing runoff from the roof surface and improving water quality, generate significant urban ecology , reduce urban heat island effect and act as an additional insulation layer. Species have been selected to suit the location and low water use.
The podium street wall height responds to the height of its neighbouring buildings, the heritage listed Manning Building to the west and substation to the east. The tower element is significantly setback at the top of the podium level to reinforce the street wall heights along Hay and Campbell Street. These setback areas provide large terraces which adjoin the hotel sky lobby, restaurant and bar, providing opportunity for the public to experience an elevated view over Belmore Park and back to the tower at Central Station.
The project also proposes retail offerings along the Pitt and Hay street frontages and a supermarket below ground.
- Maximise building envelope and apartment yield
- A sloping landscaped roof that becomes a visual extension of Belmore Park
- Maximise apartment with views to Belmore Park and Central Station Spire
- Public level on Level 7 will accommodate a restaurant, bar and open terrace for hotel guests and the public
- Public art commission to highlight the connection of the Level 7 outdoor terrace to the street
- Green roof will serve to reduce urban heat island effect and will naturally detain and filter stormwater.
- Performance glazing
- Air handling units with heat recovery are proposed to reduce the cooling and heating total load
- Thermal metering
- The central chiller water plant will employ a highly efficient control strategy that combines variable
- Chilled water pressure and variable chilled water flow. Domestic hot water system will exceed the minimum 5 star rating
- Rainwater recycling tank to service green roof irrigation
- Water cooled chillers selected to exceed the minimum BCA Part J efficiency by up to 30%
- Energy efficient lighting and water saving fixtures
- Proposed sustainability ratings: IHG ‘Green Engage’ and Hotel NABERS 4 Star Energy rating