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After one year of construction ICC Sydney timeline on track

After one year of construction ICC Sydney timeline on track
January 14, 2015

One year on from the commencement of construction of the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), the new convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, is officially a third of the way to its opening in December 2016.

The centrepiece of the NSW Government’s $3 billion transformation of Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney is a $1.1 billion world-class development by Darling Harbour Live, a consortium comprising of venue manager AEG Ogden, construction company Lend Lease as well as Hostplus, Capella Capital and Spotless.

Key construction statistics to date include:

• More than 16,000 tonnes of steel and 110,000 tonnes of concrete removed from site, exceeding the recycling target of 90% of the demolition materials.
• More than 32,000 cubic metres of concrete have been poured to date, more than 30% of the total.
• Piling for new buildings is now complete with over 1,500 piles created, and concrete structural works are well underway with seven tower cranes in operation, the largest of which can lift 20 tonnes at 90 metres.

ICC Sydney Chief Executive and AEG Ogden Group Convention Centres Director, Geoff Donaghy said the world class development would deliver the very latest model of business events venues.

Donaghy explained “attending business events in Sydney will never be the same again.

"ICC Sydney’s ultramodern, integrated and highly flexible design is backed by high-end technology infrastructure and a world-class, waterfront city centre setting.

“The development of ICC Sydney ensures Sydney’s premier position as the business events destination of choice when it opens in December 2016 and well into the future.”

Business demand for ICC Sydney is building as rapidly as its construction timeline.

As Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Chief Executive Lyn Lewis-Smith said the company had secured 19 major global business events for ICC Sydney with an estimated economic benefit to the State of $150 million.

Lewis-Smith stated “many of these events would simply not have come to Sydney without these new facilities, including the prestigious Sibos 2018, returning to Australia for the first time since 2006; the World Congress of Accountants, returning to Sydney for the first time since 1972; and the World Chambers Congress, which has never before been held in Australia.

“These events are testament to collaboration across the city, the strength of our industry and global reputation, and of course ICC Sydney.”

The 20-hectare site at Sydney's Darling Harbour will also include a landmark luxury hotel, reinvigorated and new public spaces, new pedestrian connections and a cosmopolitan city neighbourhood.

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18th September 2012 - GLEBE ISLAND TO BECOME INTERIM SYDNEY EXHIBITION VENUE


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