20 June 2013 — Designs for Lend Lease’s residential and commercial neighbourhood The Haymarket, Darling Harbour, have been placed on public exhibition.

The three development applications lodged by Lend Lease include a student accommodation building, a 25,000 square metre commercial building and a residential building with retail and community space.

The Haymarket is part of the NSW Government’s project to revitalise a 20-hectare area of Darling Harbour.

The design proposals by Denton Corker Marshall, AJC and Lend Lease, with overall integration with adjacent Darling Harbour Live concepts by Ken Maher from Hassell, have been inspired by the urban grain of the city, the unique heritage of Haymarket and Chinatown, and local landmarks like the Powerhouse Museum.

The neighbourhood will include a mix of retail shops and dining areas. In terms of offices, the south-western edge of Darling Harbour has become a centre for media, technology and IT industries, with Lend Lease saying businesses from these sectors are likely to be attracted to the new space. The Haymarket also includes an area for a proposed IQ hub to support these industries by providing purpose-built, low-cost workspaces to encourage start-up, viable ventures and social initiatives.

“We are excited that these detailed DAs are now on public exhibition,” said Lend Lease’s general manager development Gavin Biles. “We’ve consulted extensively with the local community and stakeholders and have considered their feedback in developing our designs. We welcome further input through the formal planning process to help us get this project right for Sydney.”

The plans are on public exhibition by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for 45 days until 2 August 2013.

For information on how to view and comment on the designs visit planning.nsw.gov.au