Blue & William

2 Blue Street, North Sydney, NSW




26 Months

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Blue & William is a bespoke, 14,500sqm NLA, 10-storey new commercial office building located in the heart of North Sydney CBD.

FDC’s recent project completion at 2 Blue Street, North Sydney, incorporates 5 Star Green Star and 5.5 Star NABERS ESD aspirations and includes numerous bespoke building features, which respond directly to the heritage of the Lavender Bay and North Sydney areas.

FDC’s scope of work involved progressing the design and delivery from DA Concept stage right through until project completion in partnership with the key consultants and stakeholders to ensure all design aspirations were met and all budget constraints were managed.

Some of the key project features include the following:

  • Demolition of five existing red brick apartment buildings (including remediation)
  • 14,500m2 of NLA (circa 20,000m2 of GLA)
  • 1 level basement car parking
  • Below ground loading dock and associated plant spaces
  • Base building back-up generator
  • 10 levels of lettable commercial office space
  • Dedicated End of Trip Facilities
  • Extensive bicycle parking and repair station
  • Wellness Garden
  • Warm shell office spaces with combination of exposed services and grid ceilings
  • Gender neutral bathroom facilities across five floors
  • Landscaped terraces to the top four floors
  • Over-sized clear performance glazing to maximise iconic views of Sydney Harbour
  • Use of custom extruded terracotta profiles to the curtain wall facade
  • Multiple brick systems used across the project
  • High quality building lobby with high resolution digital art wall and cafe provisions
  • Complete upgrade and reconstruction of the public domain surrounding the site
  • 4 lifts with state-of-the-art destination control systems
  • 5G DAS system (new technology)
  • Integrated, touchless bathroom vanity units (in response to COVID)

Blue & William successfully responds to its place through seamlessly integrating the suburbs leafy, redbrick, terracotta landscape into numerous features of this bespoke workplace, which has become the new focal point within the North Sydney CBD.

This extremely technical and unique development was able to be successfully delivered on time, on budget, and to an extremely high standard of workmanship, all whilst enduring unprecedented inclement weather, a global pandemic and a change in ownership of the development mid-way through construction.

FDC is honoured to have delivered this project alongside outstanding project partners:

Client: Lendlease
Owner: Keppel REIT
Architect: Woods Bagot
Superintendent: Generate Property Group
Structural Engineer: SCP
Facade Engineer: PRISM

Photography: Toby Peet


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