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PCA/RLB gong to 5 Martin Place


5 Martin Place, Sydney, won the 2017 NSW Development of the Year award. 5 Martin Place, Sydney, won the 2017 NSW Development of the Year award. Photo: supplied

The heritage-listed 5 Martin Place has won the 2017 NSW Development of the Year award. Dexus Property and Cbus Property were presented with the NSW property industry’s top accolade at the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Development of the Year cocktail party on Thursday night.

Affectionately known as Sydney’s “Money Box” building, 5 Martin Place has been “re-engineered” for the new century, with the sandstone building extensively modernised whilst retaining its distinctive historic features. RLB managing director Matthew Harris said the considered restoration and transformation of 5 Marin Place had delivered one of the “most inspired and innovative commercial workspaces in Australia”.

“The building’s 5 Star Green Star rating demonstrates how older buildings may be upgraded to meet new sustainability standards,” he said.

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