The Ivy

Woods Bagot, Sydney, 2008


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Modern mixed-use development incorporating bars, restaurants, shops, office space and a leisure facilities set over two buildings

Located in the heart of Sydney, within the tight urban fabric of George Street, the complex offers a public landscaped oasis within a predominantly commercial domain.

The integrated precinct comprises of nine boutique retail spaces, six bars (two of which feature outdoor space), three specialist restaurants, a venue dedicated to live music performances, and a function room which can hold 1000 people on one level.

The development also contains two large penthouse apartments, a 'lifestyle complex' comprising of a rooftop pool club and a day spa, and a two-level office facility used by the client, Merivale Group.

The masterplan aimed to reintegrate the historical pedestrian routes, such as Palings Lane, by creating active frontages through the positioning of retail units, bistros and bars.

Shading devices, cross ventilation and natural evaporative cooling using water misting all aim to keep the complex cool, and the concrete components that make up the structure contribute the building's high thermal mass.


  • Completed: 2008
  • Floor area: 20,000m2
  • Sectors: Retail, Arts and culture, Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £97M
  • Address: 330 George Street, Sydney, 2000, Australia

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