Barrack Place

Barrack Place

Located in the middle of one of Sydney’s longest street blocks, and adjacent to Barrack Street, 151 Clarence with its through-site link is a gateway for pedestrians moving across the city. 

The precinct bounded by York, King, Kent and Erskine Streets includes a number of significant heritage items and retains elements of the traditional warehouse quarter of Central Sydney. Architectus’ design responds to this rich and diverse context through careful consideration of the ground plane, street wall and podium elements, and adjacent buildings.

An elegant glass tower rises above a detailed brick podium which embodies the character of the surrounding precinct. The floorplates are deep by modern commercial standards due to the size of the site and the requirement to provide a street wall. As a result, lightwells have been introduced to draw light deep within the floorplate.

Podium level office floors have been designed to maximise efficiency and quality of the workplace while tower floors deliver the best possible commercial floorplate achievable and are easily sub-divisible.

151 Clarence is 6 Star Green Star - Office Design v3 accredited and is designed to achieve a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating. 

Key sustainability features include high performance glazing, rainwater capture and water reuse, centralised recycling, recycled concrete and steel, low VOC materials and environmentally certified PVC. The end of trip facilities comprises a secure bike storage with direct access control at all entrances and main access to change rooms.


Project Sheet

Project Summary

Investa Property Group
Central Sydney
Floor area
21,312 m2 NLA
October 2018
Original value
Ray Brown


  • Design Competition Winner - Competitive Design Alternative Process