Mark Tait

Mark Tait

Group Executive & Head of Commercial Development, Investa Property
“Martin Place – A Developer and Long Term Owner's View”
Paul Van Ratingen

Paul Van Ratingen

Director, Johnson Pilton Walker
“50 Martin Place: Contemporary Adaptation and Re-Use”
Thanh Quach

Thanh Quach

Development Manager, Grocon
“Delivering 5 Martin Place”
Note: The Sydney off-site program session details are still to be confirmed.

Martin Place is Sydney’s historic centre of business and finance. Over the last 150 years, this pedestrianised street has been home to Sydney’s largest banking, legal and financial services institutions. It also embodies Sydney’s civic heart, forming the central city’s primary public square and framing the World War 1 Cenotaph, focus of the city’s Anzac Day remembrance services.

Over the last decade, after all but conceding its status as Sydney’s financial heart to more contemporary development on the CBD’s western fringe, Martin Place has undergone an extensive renewal. Involving the replacement, refurbishment or extension of a number of the city’s most iconic heritage-listed buildings. This new generation of commercial office buildings has been developed in response to two forces that are specific to this precinct – a need for sensitivity to the rich heritage setting and the responsibility to offer a tangible contribution to the public domain.

This program will present the perspectives of the architects, builders and developers responsible for realising several recent and future projects on this, arguably Sydney’s most important civic space.

Venue: 50 Martin Place
Capacity: 20 Delegates

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Wednesday 1 November Schedule:

Morning Program
8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am Welcome
9:00 am Presentation 1
9:20 am Presentation 2
9:40 am Presentation 3
10:00 am Q&A
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Tour of 50 Martin Place
12:00 pm Delegates depart

About This Program Location

50 Martin Place

About 50 Martin Place

Originally constructed as the State Savings Bank, one of Australia’s few Beaux Arts styled multi-story structures; 50 Martin Place was fully renovated into a new state of the art office building. While preserving the grandeur of the original banking chamber, the interior atrium was widened and the roof was transformed into glass dome housing a two story vertical expansion. The full renovation of the building systems also included the installation of new circular glass elevators traveling through the building without a standard enclosed shaft, but rather an open-air hoistway which unobtrusively pierces through the ornate ceiling of the original banking hall, made possible in part by ensuring the counter weight stops at the floor just above it.

By widening the original atrium, natural… Read More

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