Baulderstone Selected to Deliver Iconic Sydney Park
25 June 2012
The Barangaroo Delivery Authority has announced that Baulderstone has been selected as the preferred contractor to design and construct Barangaroo’s Headland Park.
“Barangaroo is a significant urban regeneration project. The Headland Park and cultural space will provide a unique opportunity for generations of residents and visitors to Sydney to enjoy.”
“The selection of Baulderstone to deliver this exciting project is testament to our capacity to deliver complex building and engineering projects,” Baulderstone’s NSW General Manager Frank Lorenzetto said.
The park itself will complete the harbour foreshore walk from Walsh Bay to Pyrmont and include six hectares of lush, naturalistic parkland, cycle ways, walking paths, sandstone rock pools and the construction of the core of a new cultural space.
“Baulderstone has a proud history of constructing many of Australia’s most iconic cultural buildings, with the Sydney Opera House heading that list. So we feel very honoured to have been entrusted to deliver what will become a new cultural icon for our city,” Mr. Lorenzetto said
The Headland Park will complete the archipelago of green headlands characteristic of Sydney Harbour through the centuries before 1836 when the first man-made changes occurred. The park will highlight the unique and diverse qualities of Sydney, its natural features, urban environment and its indigenous heritage.
The contract builds on Baulderstone’s reputation as the contractor of choice for delivering complex inner city infrastructure and building projects such as the Port Botany Expansion, the University of Sydney Law Faculty Building, the Inner West Busway, the Atrium Building at Pyrmont, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Upgrade and the Cross City Tunnel.
“There are very few other contractors who have genuinely top tier building, engineering and marine capacity. Baulderstone is very fortunate to have the people, skills and experience in all three of those disciplines – and this project will demand them all,” Mr. Lorenzetto said.
The Headland Park will become a case study for sustainable development, having been largely created from materials excavated and remediated, from the basements in Barangaroo South, and the northern cove.
“Baulderstone is truly committed to sustainable development. How we do things is as important as what we do. Baulderstone has a track record of developing new project delivery efficiencies, environmentally sustainable design, and ground-breaking construction practices and methodologies.
“We want to make sure that we leave a positive legacy with this project – and that’s not just in terms of the final product,” Mr. Lorenzetto concluded.Download PDF - 61.9 KB
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