George & York

Fife Capital

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

An extraordinary building in Sydney's CBD

A fusion of past and present

A dialogue between heritage and heroic modern architecture, this four-storey George Street retail frontage links to a 32-storey residential tower.

Due to the height and position of the tower, which is partially above two heritage buildings, the development required significant excavation.


Overcoming complexity

A key design and construction challenge will be to excavate beneath the heritage buildings. To add to the complexity, there are also five operational rail tunnels parallel to York St.

Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Calibre Built Environment will audit the existing tunnels/rail easements to assess how the construction and excavation will impact the tunnels.

As the site is within a known fault zone, our team has relied on their expertise in complex basement excavation methodologies to address the design challenges.

Calibre have taken an extremely balanced approach to the structural design of the York and George tower. Their deep understanding of the project's constraints and ambition has been instrumental in reaching the site's full development potential.

Gareth Sneade, (former) Investment & Development Manager, Fife Capital


Built Environment

Specialist Services:

  • Basement Development
  • Basement Excavation


Mark Woodwell

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