Fresh look for Sydney fish market

Published: 25 Jun 2017

Released by: The Premier

The international search to deliver a world class Sydney Fish Market has been completed with a team of Danish and Sydney architects selected for the $250 million-plus development.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, “The Fish Market is one of Sydney’s most popular attractions and it’s fantastic to see the incredible international interest in this exciting project.

“A fresh look for the iconic fish market is long overdue and we can now get on with the job that has been in the too hard basket for too long.”

Danish architects 3XN will lead a design team that includes Sydney firms BVN and Aspect Studios. They will work with UrbanGrowth NSW, Sydney Fish Market, Office of the Government Architect, City of Sydney and key stakeholders to develop a grand design at the head of Blackwattle Bay.

“3XN has done some remarkable work in waterfront locations around the world and we cannot wait to see what they have planned for this popular Sydney attraction,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“I know the millions of people who pass through these markets each year will be keen to see some world class food and dining facilities.”

The market will be constructed at Blackwattle Bay and will include provisions for the restoration of public access from Wentworth Park through to the waterfront.

The Sydney Fish Market redevelopment is part of the transformation of the Bays Precinct, which takes in Rozelle Bay, Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station.

While the design is yet to be determined, the building will be large enough to showcase the freshest produce and will be designed in consultation with Sydney Fish Market.

The community will get a chance to comment on the draft design later this year, with a plan to start construction in late 2018.

The Sydney Fish Market will remain open during construction.

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