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Sandstone Buildings

Innovative services design facilitates grand hotel in Sydney’s heritage district

  • $300M

    Project Value

  • 2

    Heritage Blocks

  • 1800s

    Heritage

  • Sydney, New South Wales

    Sydney, New South Wales

Facilitating the complex services demanded of luxury hotels whilst preserving and celebrating Sydney’s architectural heritage

When Pontiac Land Group was redeveloping two heritage buildings in Sydney CBD’s Sandstone Precinct to become a grand hotel with pool, spa, restaurants, rooftop bar, ballroom and guest accommodation, they called on Stantec to help. Stantec’s services teams met the complex hotel requirements whilst minimising impact on the architecture and facade of the two structures–which extend over two blocks-linked by an underground tunnel.

Limiting construction impact and excavation, we negotiated with the authority for the power supply to be provided from adjacent buildings and investigated to determine where existing water, sewer, stormwater and gas connections could be reused. Our mechanical design connects to a centralised system in the tunnel and the fire protection system is serviced via a single, shared water and boosting source.

The acoustic treatment of services was tailored around the architecture to achieve performance and comfort targets and our lighting scheme celebrates the beautiful features in circulation areas.

Stantec’s integrated and sympathetic approach to design facilitated the transformation from offices to hotel, revitalizing these beautiful heritage buildings in central Sydney.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Pontiac Land Group
Architect
Make Architects and Ridley Architects
Meet Our Team

Joseph Walsh, ANZ Buildings Growth Leader, Director

I approach projects looking to deliver a design that is appropriate not only for a client’s project goals, but also their financial ones.
Joseph Walsh ANZ Buildings Growth Leader, Director Read More

Olivier Gaussen, Director, Global Acoustics Leader, Buildings

Working within a multi-disciplinary company helps me bring a strategic contribution to concept stages, setting projects up for success.
Olivier Gaussen Director, Global Acoustics Leader, Buildings Read More

David Quigley, Principal, Fire Protection Section Manager

Understanding the client’s needs coupled with my knowledge of life safety systems allows me to provide precise and accurate documentation.
David Quigley Principal, Fire Protection Section Manager Read More

David Steblina, Associate Director, Senior Hydraulic Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Hydraulics

The most successful projects are those where the team have a common cause and listen to the needs of the client.
David Steblina Associate Director, Senior Hydraulic Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Hydraulics Read More

Joseph Walsh

ANZ Buildings Growth Leader, Director

Olivier Gaussen

Director, Global Acoustics Leader, Buildings

David Quigley

Principal, Fire Protection Section Manager

David Steblina

Associate Director, Senior Hydraulic Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Hydraulics

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