4783
Global
Height rank

The EY Centre

Sydney
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

155 m / 509 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

155 m / 509 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

150 m / 492 ft
1 2 3 The EY Centre Outline
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

38
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

4
Height 155.0 m / 509 ft
Floors 38
Official Name
The current legal building name.

The EY Centre

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

200 George Street

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed, 2016

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Australia

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Sydney

Postal Code

2000

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

office / retail

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete

Energy Label

6 Star Green Star Office Design v3 certified rating, 6 Star Green Star Office As Built v3 certified rating, targeting 5 star NABERS Energy, targeting 4 star NABERS water, Gold WELL

Official Website

The EY Centre

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

155.0 m / 509 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
155.0 m / 509 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
150.0 m / 492 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

38

Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

4

# of Parking Spaces
Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

63

# of Elevators
Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

16

Top Elevator Speed
Top Elevator Speed refers to the top speed capable of being achieved by an elevator within a particular building, measured in meters per second.

4 m/s

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

63,499 m² / 683,498 ft²

Rankings
#
4783
Tallest in the World
#
117
Tallest in Oceania
#
32
Tallest in Sydney
#
817
Tallest Mixed-use Building in the World
#
19
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Oceania
#
17
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Australia
#
2
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Sydney
#
2625
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
88
Tallest Concrete Building in Oceania
#
86
Tallest Concrete Building in Australia
#
23
Tallest Concrete Building in Sydney
Construction Schedule
2011

Proposed

2013

Construction Start

2016

Completed

Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

MEP Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Civil
Façade

These are firms that consult on the design of a building's façade. May often be referred to as "Cladding," "Envelope," "Exterior Wall," or "Curtain Wall" Consultant, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Façade Consultant" exclusively.

Fire
Lighting
Vertical Transportation
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Elevator
Façade Maintenance Equipment
Formwork
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

MEP Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Access
Morris Goding Accessibility Consulting
Acoustics
Renzo Tonin & Associates
Civil
Façade

These are firms that consult on the design of a building's façade. May often be referred to as "Cladding," "Envelope," "Exterior Wall," or "Curtain Wall" Consultant, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Façade Consultant" exclusively.

Fire
Geotechnical
Coffey Geotechnics Pty Ltd
Lighting
Marketing
Deuce
Traffic
Colston Budd Hunt & Kafes Pty Ltd
Urban Planner
JBA
Vertical Transportation
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Crane
Marr Contracting
Elevator
Façade Maintenance Equipment
Formwork
Rebar
Rebar Detailing Solutions

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Construction Award 2018 Winner

2018 CTBUH Awards

Videos

31 May 2018 | Sydney

A Creative Use of Closed-Cavity Façades Opens Up New Possibilities

The EY Centre’s defining feature is its pioneering golden façade, achieved through the world’s first use of a closed-cavity façade (CCF) system on a high-rise...

Research

30 October 2017

The Role of Design Competitions In Shaping Sydney’s Public Realm

Helen Lochhead & Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales

Since 2000, through the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy (CDP), the quality of major projects in the city has been improved significantly, mediating the...

About The EY Centre

Located near Sydney’s Circular Quay and positioned at the edge of its original water source, the Tank Stream, The EY Centre at 200 George Street honors the uniqueness of its place. The towerrises from its site clad in reused stone that was quarried during construction. The tower suspends over generous public spaces and laneways, contributing to a significantly enhanced public realm.

The tower’s envelope is a responsive skin, adjusting automatically to the position of the sun to control heat load and glare. Timber screens filter the light into a warm glow reaching deep into the interior. Embracing natural materials, it appears in the city as a tower made of timber rising out from the grayness of its neighbors, achieved through a façade made from multiple layers; a low-iron outer skin and high-performance closed cavity.

Beyond the façade, the artificial lighting for the interiors is entirely composed of LED fixtures, a first for an Australian building, with integrated control through smart building technology that also monitors air quality, water, and power consumption. The building is well suited to utilize a web of multi-modal transportation options and includes end of trip facilities offering 257 bicycle parking spaces for tenants and an additional 50 spaces available for building visitors.

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Construction Award 2018 Winner

2018 CTBUH Awards

31 May 2018 | Sydney

A Creative Use of Closed-Cavity Façades Opens Up New Possibilities

The EY Centre’s defining feature is its pioneering golden façade, achieved through the world’s first use of a closed-cavity façade (CCF) system on a high-rise...

31 October 2017 | Sydney

Interview: Helen Lochhead

Helen Lochhead of the University of New South Wales is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

30 October 2017 | Sydney

Interview: Richard Francis-Jones

Richard Francis-Jones of FJMT is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

30 October 2017 | Sydney

Interview: Simon Healy

Simon Healy of Mirvac Developments is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

30 October 2017 | Sydney

The Role of Design Competitions in Shaping Sydney's Public Realm

Tall buildings often take more than they give back, frequently exacerbating local environmental conditions, overshadowing streets and public spaces, creating wind tunnels, and impacting the...