Jacksons on George has closed its doors and will be demolished in the coming weeks as part of Lendlease’s Circular Quay development.

A three-level food and drink premises will take its place, featuring an Australian gastropub and restaurant and an outdoor rooftop bar overlooking the new George Street Public Plaza and laneways.

Architect Stewart Hollenstein was selected to design the project after the firm was chosen from a field of emerging local architects following a design competition run according to the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy.

“Jacksons on George will have a redefined relationship with the public realm as it opens up to the new George Street Public Plaza,” says Felicity Stewart, director of Stewart Hollenstein.

“From every level, there will be a strong connection between the interior of the building and the city.

“The design includes a new façade which wraps the building in a porous veil of ceramic tiles. The building material is inspired by the classic Australian pub tile and the shimmer of the water on Sydney Harbour, while the curved form is influenced by the history of the site as a former boat yard.”

The remodelled Jacksons on George is included in the development application (DA) lodged with the City of Sydney in November 2017 and is currently under assessment by the Central Sydney Planning Committee.




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