On Point: Sydney’s hottest new rooftop set to sizzle

The Point Group will transform the historic Shell House rooftop into Sydney’s hottest new dining experience, signing a 15-year lease deal for the coveted hospitality centrepiece of Brookfield Properties’ $2 billion Brookfield Place Sydney development project.

Mike Russell, Regional Director | Developments, Brookfield Properties, said: “From the very day we agreed on the first designs of this city-changing project, we knew that the Shell House rooftop was an opportunity to create something extra special for Sydney.”

“We are excited to pioneer this new concept by Point Group and bring style and innovation to Brookfield Place Sydney, which is transforming the historic Wynyard precinct into an exciting mix of Premium office space, hospitality experiences, flagship retail and everyday conveniences,” said Mr Russell.

“The Point Group brings the right level of quality, experience and excitement we were seeking.”

Spread over three levels, the Point Group will create an unparalleled CBD hospitality experience within Shell House, combining both indoor and outdoor settings over 1,250 sqm of space. This includes the opening of a ground floor bar, the Menzies Bar, which will open in July 2021, the Shell House Dining Room and Bar on level 9 and the Shell House Sky Bar on Level 10, due to open in October 2021.

Point Group CEO Brett Robinson said: “We have a once in a generation opportunity to do something extraordinary of a global standard; to build a new iconic hospitality landmark and take a leading role in helping reignite Sydney CBD’s dining culture. We will take the heritage and legacy of the iconic Menzies Hotel and adapt it to modern day expectations.”

“We want to become a new cultural home for the creative, the fun and the social in the CBD. We want to create an oasis in the heart of the city, that tells a new and interesting story as you travel through the three levels of hospitality. We will create a new centre of gravity for good times in the city,” said Mr Robinson.

“With all our venues, we strive to become the cultural anchor of the precinct we are located within. The experiences we deliver are inspired by taking bold, confident steps to operate venues that are truly unique and memorable.”

The Point Group’s other hospitality experiences include The Dolphin Hotel, Harpoon Harry’s, Da Maria, Luigi’s Hot Pizza, Bondi Beach Public Bar.

Rooftop diners will be provided with a bird’s eye view of the building’s iconic 400 tonne clock tower, which has been fully restored after being suspended mid-air for several years while Shell House was excavated and rebuilt.

Located at 2 Carrington Street, Shell House will form the new heart and home of NAB’s CBD premises in Sydney when it opens in April next year, and now interconnects with the brand new 27-level Premium Grade office tower that is the core of the Brookfield Place Sydney development.

Shell House is historically significant as the only surviving interwar commercial palazzo style building in Sydney clad with glazed terracotta ‘faience’ blocks. Standing at 65.5 metres high, Shell House’s façade is also one of the tallest retained heritage façades in the world.

Prior to redevelopment, Shell House was home to the Menzies Hotel, with its outdated 1970s interiors now being transformed into a contemporary office building designed by architects MAKE and Architectus with the new NAB fitout by Woods Bagot.

Brookfield Place Sydney sits within the prestigious family of Brookfield Place destinations globally and is set to deliver Sydney an exciting new precinct that attracts people from all parts of the city.

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