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Sydney Wharf - the other Barangaroo

Updated: Mar 24



Just valued another one here last week for pre-purchase consideration. Some history of the site:

Wharves 8 and 9 were once part of the busy fabric of Sydney’s maritime history and were the first and last port of call for ships travelling to and from Britain and Europe. For many thousands of Australia’s first immigrants, this was where they first set foot onto their new homeland. From 1924 onwards, immigrants from Britain, Italy, Greece and Asia stepped ashore at these wharves. Nearby this historical fact is preserved and recognised in "The Wall" situated alongside the Sydney Maritime Museum and with a wonderful sculpture located at the entrance to wharf 10.

Then in the late 20th century the wharves became part of the transformation of this part of Sydney. Wharfs 8 and 9, as they were known, were also the temporary home of Sydney’s casino until it was demolished in 2005 to make way for a totally new development of 104 Luxury apartments known today as Sydney Wharf Apartments. The developers, Charter Hall & Babcock & Brown, commissioned one of Australia’s leading architectural firms, PTW to design the apartments - giving Sydney Harbour a new standard in premium living.

Built by Brookfield Multiplex, Sydney Wharf and opened in 2008, it boasts that it is the only residential development engineered and built from the seabed up. It combines an exterior warehouse look with internal luxury.

In 2010 Sydney Wharf won Best Residential Development, Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards.

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