Client: Ganellen

Project: Greenland Primus Hotel, 339 Pitt St, Sydney 2000

Barnson’s Role: Structural engineering and consulting

Time frame: Building started in 2015, and the hotel reopened in 2016

The Greenland Primus Hotel is part of the Greenland Centre development, owned by the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group. It sits next to Greenland’s 66-storey luxury apartment tower, which will become the tallest residential building in Sydney. The hotel served as the offices of the Sydney Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage (the Water Board) from 1939 until 2009
This work is part of a major redevelopment of the heritage-listed office building into a contemporary five-star hotel. The project involved partial demolition of the existing art deco building and adaptive reuse of the existing building as a hotel. The hotel included the development of nearly 180 hotel rooms over six floors, and the rooftop restaurant, bar and pool.

Barnson procured and managed the installation of all structural steel for the $800,000 contract. Technical consulting services streamlined the engineering, fabrication, supply and installation of the steel. Barnson’s project and program management systems, and regular client interaction were pivotal to the project’s success.