Project Description


Client: Mars Property Group
Value: $83 Million
Status: Completed 2015
Project Manager: David Ryan

This project, located in the heart of Sydney CBD successfully blends the old with the new to create a world class outcome.


This project comprises retail, commercial, residential apartments over basement carparking.

This project also involved the restoration & adaptive re-use of Porter House, a local Heritage item, as a hotel. It also encompassed:

  1. public art strategy
  2. roof top “green forest”
  3. pedestrian laneway
Our Involvement

Between 2013 & 2015, City Plan Strategy & Development provided strategic planning advice, regarding the approvals pathway for this significant mixed use development in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. We prepared a Stage 1 Concept DA, followed by project management for the architectural design competition for the approved concept.  City Plan Strategy & Development subsequently prepared the detailed Stage 2 DA (SEE) & concurrent Section 96(2) Modification Application for the approved concept.

In addition to gaining development approvals CPSD project managed the architectural design competition process.  This included the preparation of the Architectural Design Competition Strategy & Brief, co-ordination of jurors & competition entrants, preparation of all relevant correspondence to jurors, entrants & the Council & preparation of the Architectural Design Competition Report at the conclusion of the competition.