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Primus Hotel Sydney and the Centre for Children’s Health Research shine as finalists in the Property Council’s Innovation & Excellence Awards 2017

Two WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff projects feature in the prestigious list of finalists in the 2017 Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards.


The Primus Hotel Sydney is a finalist in two award categories: the Award for Best Heritage Development and the Award for Best Tourism and Leisure Development. 

In a joint submission with HASSELL, the Centre for Children’s Health Research is a finalist in the Award for Best Public Building. 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Director of Property ANZ Wayne Bretherton said both finalists demonstrated the importance of innovation in designing for current and future social needs.

‘To create the Primus Hotel Sydney, the team had to completely re-imagine the former Sydney Water Board headquarters and breathe new life into this iconic 1930s building.

‘Here the challenge was how to enhance the building’s historic features, while effectively adapting the space to accommodate its new use as a luxury, five-star hotel.

‘The heritage, tourism and environmental aspects of this development now shine through – all with great benefit to the public, guests and employees.

‘The Centre for Children’s Health Research is a new research facility, which will house 400 researchers and is specifically designed to allow for expansion.

‘This gives the building flexibility to grow and adapt to new uses, ensuring children's health research needs are met now and well into the future,’ Mr Bretherton said.

The winners will be announced at the Property Council Gala Dinner on Friday 5 May 2017 at ICC, Sydney. For more details and tickets see http://bit.ly/pr01KH

The Primus Hotel Sydney

Located at 339 Pitt Street, Sydney this $120m Greenland Australia development transformed a former commercial space to a five-star hotel. After decades of neglect, the heritage aspects of the building were restored to their former glory – from the terracotta façade to the eight-metre tall scagliola columns to the glass block skylight. The hotel now houses 172 rooms and features a five-star restaurant ‘The Wilmot,’ a grand Lobby space and a New York style rooftop complete with a pool and bar.

As the consultant to the Greenland Group, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff delivered a full complement of engineering and environmental services on this project. Further details are available at http://bit.ly/Pro6q8

Image: Primus Hotel, Pitt Street, Sydney. Image courtesy of Simon Wood Photography

The Centre for Children’s Health Research

The 14,108m2, 9-level Centre for Children's Health Research opened alongside the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in South Brisbane in 2015. Five levels of the Centre for Children's Health Research are dedicated to research space, including wet and dry laboratories. The remaining levels accommodate the Hospital’s Pathology service, office areas, retail tenancies and car parking.

As consultants to Hassell, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff delivered a full complement of engineering services on this project. For more details see http://bit.ly/pR0cBQ

Image: The Centre for Children’s Health Research. Image courtesy of Christopher Frederick Jones

For additional information, please contact:

Kate Volcov
Director Brand, Marketing & Communications, ANZ
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Phone: (61) 439 933 472
Email: KVolcov@pb.com.au

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Friday 10 February 2017