Photo: The New ICC Sydney Centre at Darling Harbour. Photos Credit: HASSELL + Populous
Darling Harbour, a prime waterfront location only minutes away from the Sydney CBD is undergoing a major transformation. This is well under way, with new accommodation, exhibition, meeting and conference facilities and a new red carpet entertainment theatre.
Although it will not be completed till late 2016, the project will transform the south east end of Darling Harbour into integrated world class facilities. They will make these Australia’s largest and most modern for conventions, exhibitions and entertainment.
Here will be superb entertainment facilities for not only local but overseas entertainment as well as sport. With seating for 8,000 people, the new building is situated in front of Tumbalong Place with a unique fan based design auditorium. This will allow for audiences to be more up close to entertainers. It will also be suitable for sporting events, including basketball.
The new convention centre, the International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) will have world class and innovative meeting spaces that can be configured for maximum benefit to attendees. Three facilities that will be able to collectively hold more than 12,000 delegates, will be self-sufficient.
Designed to be Australia’s largest Exhibition space to be used well into the future, there will be a total of 35,000 square metres available for flexible use.
Outdoor events will be able to use the new external event deck. Including a bar and lounge, the deck of 5,000 square metres will have superb views of the city centre and Darling Harbour.
The city’s largest ballroom will also be included, with seating for two thousand people.
A new luxury hotel is being built, to be managed by the Schwartz and Accor group with more than six hundred rooms, giving overseas and Australian conference attendees as well as visitors the best choices in accommodation.
The construction phase is well underway with the ICC Sydney, only some eight kilometres distance from Sydney Airport, with direct connections for trains and light rail transport, buses, car rentals and taxis.
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