Multiplex Awarded Contract For New $750M Sydney Fish Market

Multiplex has won the contract to deliver Sydney’s new world-class fish market redevelopment in Blackwattle Bay and valued at $750m in new works.

The plans are expected to boost Sydney’s vital tourism and fishing industry and will include a 6,000 sq m of over a four-storey market hall setting with updated technology and facilities.

The market has been designed by 3XN architects and will also include new restaurants, cafés, bars, fishmongers and specialty food retailers, as well as new public promenades, offices and commercial space and a ferry wharf.

The project is expected to provide upwards of 700 new jobs throughout construction and 700 permanent jobs once opened.

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Multiplex will work to build a 5-Star Green Star rating and will work with marine specialists to remove floating waste, improve water quality and enhance the recovery of marine life.

The fish market has been designed to include a distinctive wave-shaped and scale-like roof to represent the Australian fishing industry.

The existing Sydney Fish Market will operate as usual without any disruption while Multiplex embarks on the redevelopment of the site.

Multiplex has delivered some of Sydney’s best-known assets inside the tourist precinct such as King Street Wharf, Woolloomooloo Wharf and Luna Park.

In 1997, Multiplex completed The Woolloomooloo Wharf to accommodate 311 apartments, 34 luxury terrace apartments, a 100-room hotel, a restaurant precinct, 65-berth marina, retail and office space and car parking.

In 1999, Multiplex worked on the billion-dollar King Street Wharf complex which was opened in 2001 and consisted of building a five-hectare precinct for fine dining restaurants and residential accommodation by the Sydney waterfront.

In 2003, Multiplex undertook Sydney’s Olympic Stadium redevelopment valued at $690m.

Multiplex is set to commence construction on the project in 2021 with completion aimed for 2024.

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