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Opera Residences

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Development overview

Construction Commenced

Sydney, 2000

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Floor count


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Development size

104 residences

Development details

With their commanding hold over Sydney Harbour's globally recognised treasures, icons and monuments, Opera Residences are unsurpassed in their position, vistas, and luxury.

The creators of these extraordinary residences are driven by a passion for light, space, and perfect proportion.

Main works: 
20 storey mixed use building
55 x 1 bedroom apartments
27 x 3 bedroom apartments
22 x 2 bedroom apartments
6 shops (ground floor to level 3)
Level 2 bar / restaurant
Kitchen & dining areas
Living areas
Bathrooms & ensuite
Private open spaces / balconies
Laundry areas
Common circulation areas
Entry foyer / lobby
Meeting areas
Gymnasium / fitness centre
Swimming pool
Communal lounge & dining areas
Spa & sauna areas
Storage area (1,222 sq m)
Fire. water & gas services rooms
6 level basement parking area (103 car spaces, 50 bicycle spaces & 9 motorcycles spaces)
Plant area
Waste refuse areas
Pedestrian access via Macquarie St
Colonnade along East Circular Quay frontage

Demolition & early works:
Site establishment & accommodation
Demolish existing commercial building
Demolish arc cafe & associated glass awning
Services & infrastructure diversion
Perimeter fencing & hoarding
Remove existing vehicular access to Quay Grand Apartments
Temporary access
Tree removal

Landscaping & public domain works:
Remove, transplant & reinstate existing cabbage tree palms
Extend Circular Quay shore line interpretive granite paving matrix
Protect & reinstate of bronze shore line interpretive discs within granite paving
Install public domain furniture
Bespoke seating elements & fixtures
Bespoke single seating element separating pedestrian & vehicular pathways
4 fixed shade canopies
Up-lighting base of reinstated palm trees
Retain existing vertical transport between East Circular Quay & Cahill Expressway

Building elements include:
Concrete slabs
Aluminium framed windows & doors
Precast concrete panels
Structural steel
Metal cladding
Carpentry & joinery
Render finishes
Air conditioning
Plumbing & fittings
Timber flooring
Telephone & electrical cabling
Fire detection systems & smoke alarms
Security alarm systems
Ceramic floor tiles
Sanitary fixtures
Hot water systems
Bicycle racks
Jumpform system
Stone tiling

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