Sydney Convention Centre

Client State Government of New South Wales
Location Darling Harbour, Sydney
Delivery Method PPP
Architect Hassell

Project Description

Darling Harbour Live

The Challenge:

To transform Sydney’s western harbour into one of the most distinctive and dynamic new waterfront, business and leisure districts in the world. At the heart of this transformation is Darling Harbour, home to the new world class convention, exhibition and entertainment venue (ICC Sydney), a luxury 5 star hotel, and a vibrant commercial and residential urban village called Darling Square. Opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney will be Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, underlining Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and event destinations and providing the ideal platform to collaborate and innovate.

The International Convention & Entertainment & Exhibition Precinct contains:

  • Convention facilities capable of hosting three separated, self-sufficient, concurrent events as well as an 8,000 seat plenary
  • A variety of plenary options ranging from 750 to 8,000 people
  • Total exhibition capacity of 35,000 sqm, including 2,400 sqm of multipurpose space
  • An external event deck of 5,000 sqm, including a bar and lounge featuring spectacular city views
  • A premier red carpet theatre with a capacity of 8,000
  • Adjacent luxury headquarters hotel with circa 600 rooms
  • A grand ballroom to provide Sydney’s premium banqueting space for more than 2,000 people
  • 8,000 sqm of total meeting room space across 70 rooms that link to both the convention and exhibition areas
  • World’s best practice technology throughout, including wireless connectivity across the ICC Sydney precinct
  • Prime waterfront location on Darling Harbour


Our Solution:

Our role was to design and incorporate the hydraulic design into the project to provide a flexible and reliable hydraulic system for a 24/7 facility. The hydraulic design would hinge upon the exacting requirements of the building, with the ability to sustain high capacity facilities with high peak loads.

The Results:

While this is currently an ongoing project, we have already witnessed how our role in this development is contributing to a renewed and upgraded public domain, and look forward to the opening of the new Darling Harbour Live.

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