The world-renowned Sydney Fish Markets are getting a multi-million-dollar facelift to create a “foodie” waterfront destination.
The new facility will be part of an improved public domain at the head of Blackwattle Bay, adjacent to the existing market, and provide linkages to surrounding areas and public transport.
The design, by Danish architect 3XN, in association with Sydney firms BVN and Aspect Studios, includes 6000 sq metres of public space. It has four storeys of restaurants, fishmongers and specialty food retailers, as well as upgraded technology to keep the seafood fresh.
It features a distinctive wave-shaped and scale-patterned roof that pays homage to the fishing industry and a visible auction area to give the public a deeper understanding of the seafood supply chain. The whole precinct will be supported by state of the art back-of-house plant and recycling/waste management facilities.
Late last year, the NSW Government appointed Multiplex to deliver the project with minimal interruption to existing businesses.
The project is expected to create more than 700 jobs during construction and support 700 more when operational.
In a press release announcing Government approval of the plans, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said not only would the new Sydney Fish Market “continue to be the beating heart of our State’s seafood industry, but it will also continue to lead the way as one of Australia’s leading tourist destinations.”
Construction starts this year and is expected to be finished in 2024.
ICN NSW is working with Multiplex with a range of work packages currently listed on Gateway. Senior consultant Thuy Ho said suppliers who want to be involved in the project need to make sure their Gateway Profile is current and to register for updates.