York & George

Commercial & Retail

History and future combine

York & George


A 38-storey mixed use high rise, York & George is named for the two streets in the heart of Sydney's CBD that it is situated between. A central focus for this project was to respect the location’s history with the site bound by two heritage-listed buildings: Carlton House and Spiden House. Two rail lines that were adjacent to the excavation area were also of historical relevance, and strict conditions were implemented to prevent damage to these tunnels. Our project team worked within these confines to deliver an iconic building that houses commercial and retail spaces on its lower levels and 199 residential units across the other 32 of its storeys, as well as shared recreational facilities for residents. BESIX Watpac also committed to restoring and extending the historic Spiden House and Carlton House buildings.


Sydney, NSW

TAP Sydney Pty Ltd (Terra Australis Property fund for Fife Capital)

$149 million


2015 - 2018


Multi-award winning development

Industry recognition

The project has been recognised for its high quality design as well as exceptional construction despite the challenging location over rail lines and the multiple heritage buildings on site. It was also commended for the innovative mix of uses on site including a seven storey podium with retail and commercial uses. Our client received four awards for this development including:

  • Development of the Year (Urban Taskforce) 
  • Best Mixed-Use Development (Urban Developer) 
  • Best Mixed-Use Development Australia (Property Guru)
  • Best Commercial Building Green Australia (Property Guru)

The project was also named as a finalist for the following awards:

  • Best Mixed-use Development Asia (Property Guru
  • Best Mixed-Use Development (Property Council)
  • Best Heritage Development (Property Council)
  • Best Residential Development (Property Council)

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