Sydneysiders will be pleased to hear of plans for the regeneration of the Sydney Fish Market, set to open in 2024. The contract for the project has been awarded to Australian construction firm Multiplex, which was established in Perth in 1962 and now runs operations worldwide as a leading global contractor. The project is set to create a rough total of 1,400 jobs, with 700 in construction during the redevelopment phase, and another 700 to follow after its construction as it emerges into the commercial sector.
Who’s the boss?
The company in charge of its redevelopment, Multiplex, is well known for its work across multiple sectors from commercial, health, retail, residential, tourism and leisure, education, stadiums, to non-process infrastructure for example in the mining sector’s remote accommodation. They have a proud history of job creation in Australian, with over 1,500 jobs so far created in five offices across Australia. The new Sydney Fish Market is planned to regenerate the area with the creation of new retail and construction jobs, as well as the redevelopment of over 6,000 square metres of public space.
Time for a Fish Supper?
The new design that comes from Danish architect 3XN, as well as BVN and Aspect Studios is planned to be spread over a four story high building. The expansive space will feature a myriad of cafe’s, bars and restaurants alongside new public promenades for socialising and entertainment, alongside the more traditional fishmongers. Speciality food retailers, offices and commercial shops will also feature in diversifying the space and attracting an even wider audience, as well the ferry wharf included in project plans.
The first of Sydney’s fish market was originally established in 1871 at Woolloomooloo, before a total of three were in operation until 1922. The last remaining fish market moved from Haywater to its current Blackwattle Bay location in 1966.