30 The Bond, The Atrium. Photo © Hamilton Lund

30 The Bond

Sunday 4 November

30–40 Hickson Road, Sydney

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Ross Bonthorne (principal architect) & Dominic Snellgrove (design architect) Whittaker Hadenham Openshaw, Lend Lease design, PTW Architects

Additional architects

Tropman and Tropman Architects – heritage conservation


Best Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Building by Government or Corporation, and Conservation – National Trust Heritage Awards

Commercial Architecture Award and Sustainable Architecture Award – AIA (NSW)

Environment and Heritage Award – Engineering Australia

On the doorstep of Sydney’s new high-rise Barangaroo precinct, 30 The Bond is a low, lean commercial tower, delivering some of the city’s most flexible floor plates, with desirable working environments.

Developed with Lend Lease design, Whittaker Hadenham Openshaw and PTW Architects, and owned and managed by the Dexus Property Group, 30 The Bond was Australia’s first office building to achieve a 5 star NABERS Energy rating, and a 5 Star Green Star – Office As Built rating.

The nine-level building has floor-to-ceiling windows to its Hickson Road facade that are fitted with aluminium solar louvres, which repel heat and allow natural, controllable light into its office areas. Chilled-beam technology and naturally ventilated / mixed-mode spaces dramatically enhance indoor air quality while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The site context was also sensitively managed, with its contaminated gasworks completely remediated. Its large sandstone cutface, one of many on Hickson Road, was incorporated into the development as a stunning natural feature within the central atrium.

Materials used throughout are sympathetic to the site and size – from oxidised steel staircases to recycled timber and aged copper – creating a dynamic building language and engaging work environment. The building is crowned by a roof garden of native plants and sustainably sourced timber decking.

30 The Bond has received more than 30 industry awards for design excellence, heritage, sustainability, innovation and social benefit. As Barangaroo’s soaring towers of power come online, the low, lean 30 The Bond lies in wait.

On Sunday 4 November

What’s open?

Ground Floor Atrium


to know

  • Photography allowed

  • Toilets available

  • Pram friendly

  • Accessible

Opening hours

10am – 4pm

Last entry



30–40 Hickson Road, Sydney


30 The Bond’s involvement in Sydney Open has been made possible by Dexus Property Group.