ANZ Tower and Liberty Place: Sydney’s newest office tower and a vibrant bar and dining precinct
ANZ Tower, was officially opened along with the vibrant bar and dining precinct Liberty Place on Tuesday, 3 September. Liberty Place links Pitt and Castlereagh Streets in Sydney’s mid-town and includes the restoration of the heritage listed Legion House.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell launched Liberty Place alongside the developer Grocon, major tenant ANZ and owners the GPT Group, La Salle Investment Management and ISPT.
Liberty Place is made up of five separate sites, which were consolidated over a decade by owner John Boyd. He then sold those sites to Grocon. Liberty Place, which includes the 42 storey glass tower, Legion House, 5 restaurants, a bar, cafe and a fashion retailer, has been brought to life by the Grocon in collaboration with the owners over the last three years.
Peter James ISPT’s Portfolio Manager, Commercial said “The restoration and development of Liberty Place has bought renewed life to this precinct of Sydney. The reinvigoration provides top quality amenities for our anchor tenants, their teams and the visitors to Liberty Place. Liberty Place is a great investment for ISPT on behalf of our investors.”
ANZ is joined by law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and The Boston Consulting Group in the new tower.
The site has a rich history and was the home of the Sydney Horse Bazaar from the 1860s. Legion House was a hostel for women for 60 years from the early 1900s and it was this history which inspired the precinct’s name Liberty Place.