09 June 2022

Construction Commenced at JPW Renewal of Sydney’s First Skyscraper

Construction has commenced at JPW’s renewal of Sydney’s first skyscraper – 33 Alfred Street.

Opened in 1962, the ‘AMP Building’ was twice as tall as any building in Sydney at the time and was the first building to break Sydney’s historic height limit.

The revitalisation of 33 Alfred is also a first – the first comprehensive renewal of one of Sydney’s and Australia’s Modernist heritage skyscrapers.

JPW began design work in 2014 with AMP Capital to restore 33 Alfred to its original status as one of Sydney’s premium commercial addresses.

The City of Sydney granted approval in 2017 for a holistic and considered renewal of the building. Works include: all office floors re-calibrated for the workplace of the future while maintaining an authentic connection to the building’s original era; a re-activated public lobby and retail levels engaging with Scout Place and Goldsbrough Lane; new state-of-the-art end-of-trip facilities; a reinvented sky terrace; and the complete renewal of the original facades with contemporary technology and materials that enhance views and comfort and minimise energy use while preserving the iconic character of the landmark.

In 2022, the 60th anniversary of 33 Alfred’s opening, JPW are working alongside contractor Built and look forward to the progress of this important project towards completion.

JPW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country and honours their continuing connection to lands, waters, skies and communities.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging – as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work; and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land our Studio is located.