AMP Capital has officially launched Quay Quarter Lanes – the first city block to come to life within Quay Quarter Sydney – with the announcement of a new restaurant and bar venue for Hinchcliff House.
Quay Quarter Lanes will be an entirely new, energetic lifestyle destination and community hub in Sydney’s Circular Quay which centres on Loftus Lane. It will breathe new life into once forgotten merchant laneways, creating a new neighbourhood on the Young and Loftus Street city block, located across the road from the globally significant Quay Quarter Tower, currently under construction.
“As Sydney city continues its transformation from a place that is not just for work, but also for after-hours experiences, Quay Quarter will help lead the way to new types of city experiences,” said Luke Briscoe, Managing Director, Office & Logistics at AMP Capital. “With over 50 retail tenancies in the Quay Quarter precinct upon completion in 2022, Quay Quarter aims to be a global model for future city neighbourhoods with workplace and cultural experiences that bring together professionals, residents and visitors,” he said.
With high-end residential apartments, boutique retail lanes and heritage buildings, Quay Quarter Lanes will deliver a retail offering with over 20 tenancies anchored in food and lifestyle, bespoke shops and boutiques, artisanal cafes, bars and restaurants operating 18/7, and character-filled experiences for every time of the day.
The revitalisation of the two remaining old wool stores in Circular Quay (Hinchcliff House and the Gallipoli Club) will pay homage to the city’s history.
A new restaurant and bar for Hinchcliff House
Scott Brown formerly of the dynamic Hip Group, famed for the Italian-themed Amano restaurant within Auckland’s Britomart, among others, has partnered with three leaders in the global hospitality and bar industry and committed to a 1,000 sqm anchor tenancy in the four-level heritage environment of Hinchcliff House. Hospitality entrepreneur and co-owner Scott Brown, who has a devoted following in New Zealand, will bring to life a new and diverse food and beverage concept with a name to be announced in due course. Brown plans to offer customers a world class, yet approachable dining experience that showcases what his hospitality group is famously known for with their commitment to sustainability, seasonality and locally sourced product, drawing inspiration from its location within a wool store.
“It’s really exciting to be part of the rebirth of Sydney’s northern CBD, with the light-rail going in and the beautiful Quay Quarter Tower across the road”, he said. “We see ourselves as the lynchpin of the whole neighbourhood, a community hub within the beautiful character-filled Hinchcliff House.”
Public art will also be an important element of the Quay Quarter experience. AMP Capital has commissioned Jonathan Jones, one of Australia’s leading, prolific artists, to create a site-specific art installation as part of its commitment to adding public and social value by ensuring Quay Quarter is embedded within Sydney’s iconic cultural ribbon.
Jonathan Jones is a Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist and advocate for the Aboriginal culture of Australia's south-east. In his work with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney Living Museums, and AMP Capital for Quay Quarter Sydney, Jonathan's art sparks a dialogue about the issues of concern to us today, ranging from climate change and land management to the disappearance of unique Aboriginal languages and cultures.
AMP Capital’s Quay Quarter Lanes will be open to the public from Q1 2021.
Interview opportunities are available with:
- Luke Briscoe, AMP Capital
- Scott Brown- Restauranteur, Hinchcliff House
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About Quay Quarter Sydney
In the heart of the CBD, Quay Quarter Sydney is a revitalised landmark site being developed over two city blocks, and vibrant new destination for Sydney. Bustling retail, restaurants, cafés and bars will bring vibrancy at any hour, day or night, making Quay Quarter a lively neighbourhood surrounded by natural beauty, iconic architecture and busy commerce.
Covering 11,000 sqm of land, Quay Quarter Sydney comprises the stunning Quay Quarter Tower at 50 Bridge Street – a bold enabler of corporate change for the visionary, ambitious, and those who want to declare the forward-facing nature of their business.
The development also includes Quay Quarter Lanes - the boutique laneway precinct between Young and Loftus streets, a vibrant cultural hub of fine grain retail, and world-class restaurants, cafes and pocket bars, as well as Loftus Lane’s 106 luxury apartments.
Quay Quarter will create a dynamic new neighbourhood at the gateway to the city; a flourishing harbourside destination, boldly transforming the way we work, live and play.
Quay Quarter Lanes is due for completion in Q1 2021 and Quay Quarter Tower in Q3 2022.
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