Quay Quarter

Unique city stories

Spanning two city blocks in Circular Quay, Quay Quarter will be a mixed-use development that combines the revolutionary workplace architecture of Quay Quarter Tower (designed by architects 3XN ) with highly considered residential and fine-grain laneway retail and heritage refurbishments.

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.
 

View looking down over city buildings with harbour in background.
Quay Quarter covers two city blocks in Circular Quay Sydney, located opposite the Museum of Sydney on the grounds of the first Government House. Computer Generated Image and illustration, AMP Capital, 2020
Computer generated diagram of city block.
Quay Quarter covers two city blocks in Circular Quay Sydney, located opposite the Museum of Sydney on the grounds of the first Government House. Computer Generated Image and illustration, AMP Capital, 2020

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.

Read more about the history of Hinchcliff House.

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.

Opening dates:

  • Hinchcliff House        April 2021
  • Quay Quarter Lanes        mid-2021
  • Quay Quarter Tower        2022

Before restoration

After restoration

Restoration of Hinchcliff House by a specialised team has been underway during 2019 and 2020 under the guidance of Carter Williamson Architects, with heritage interpretation by Urbis and in collaboration by the City of Sydney and Heritage NSW. Images pre- and post restoration supplied by developer AMP Capital.

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