Unique city stories
As Sydney CBD transforms to become a place that is not just for working, but also for living and playing, Quay Quarter will help show the way to new kinds of city experiences - art and heritage, old and new, welcoming customer service and wellbeing.
In this thriving harbourside destination, AMP Capital aims to deliver lasting social and economic value to Sydney by creating a global role model for future city neighbourhoods and a place that brings together workers, residents and visitors as friends.
The Quay Quarter site has many historical dimensions. It is known that Aboriginal people (the Gadigal (Cadi, Cadigal) people of the Darug language group) had occupied the harbour area and its islands for thousands of year, and that the land in this vicinity was culturally significant as a locus of social activity/gatherings for local Aboriginal people in the past. It is also the place where the first documented accounts of interaction between the Cadigal and European and a plan of the Governor’s Domain dated 1816, shows that today’s Quay Quarter site was within a ‘Pleasure Ground’ located between First Government House and the shore. The site later became a hub of commerce with many wool stores and residences.
Restoration of Sydney’s early wool store - Hinchcliff House
Today, the only buildings surviving in the Quay Quarter precinct from the 19th century are the Gallipoli Memorial Club building on Loftus Street and the former Hinchcliff Woolstore on Young Street.
As developer of Quay Quarter, AMP Capital is now carefully restoring these significant heritage buildings which we hope will provide a rich, story-filled canvas for contemporary uses. Hinchcliff House has been restored under the leadership of Carter Williamson architects, with collaboration by Urbis Heritage, City of Sydney and Heritage NSW. Richard Crookes Constructions and their stone masons and other craftsmen have recently completed the works and handed-over the building. Now AMP Capital has passed the building to the tenant for its next phase of development.
- Hinchcliff House April 2021
- Quay Quarter Lanes mid-2021
- Quay Quarter Tower 2022