Crown Sydney project on track despite coronavirus pandemic

By Noah Taylor Updated
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The growing demand for casino gaming options in Australia is being linked with the construction of luxury integrated resorts.

So Much Poker reports that Sydney’s second casino is set to open this year.

The $2.2 billion project will inevitably change the state of Australia’s gambling operations.

Crown’s arrival means there is a rival to Star Sydney, with the newest waterfront establishment is also designed to frame the views of Sydney Harbour’s icons standing at a 275-metre-high.

Crown Sydney is located in the stylish Barangaroo district.

The development is built to “redefine luxury as the newest sanctuary in the city” and become a pinnacle of modern design”, Crown said.

Crown Sydney will feature a 5-star hotel hosting a total of 349 guest rooms and suites along with its signature restaurants and bars, luxury retail outlets and lavish pool and spa facilities.

Premium gaming areas set to have around 120 gaming tables when it opens later this year and VIP gaming facilities will also be available in Crown’s members-only casino.

Bets of between $20 and $30 will be the standard minimum which casino industry experts note is on-par with general recreational gambling.

The complex also boasts of high class apartments located on the upper floors of the building.

Homeowners at Crown Residences Barangaroo are set to move in during the first half of 2021.

The fascinating tower, which can be seen all across the city, is fitted to have an astonishing 50 different types of marble and stone used throughout the building, 50 custom made crystal light installations and a multitude of greenery, altogether bringing indulgence and sophistication for its clientele.

1,800 pieces of artwork, the majority of which are made by local artists will also be showcased throughout the development, adding great design to an already captivating façade.

Lendlease Group chief executive and managing director Steve McCann said that when complete, Barangaroo will be transformed from a disused industrial site to a world-class urbanisation district.

Crown boasts impressive building figures

The tallest building in Sydney is projected to finish at the end of 2020.

After four years of construction, the awaited project is finally in the latter stages of its build, employing more than 1300 people to continue working on the interiors throughout the remainder of the year.

In a recent site visit by New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, alongside Crown’s chair Helen Coonan and chief executive Ken Barton, the building’s vertical milestone was shortly celebrated amid public health restrictions.

Mr Barton said Crown was celebrating the start of a new future, despite unprecedented challenges for the community.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Crown with many challenges and has required us to make some difficult decisions,” Mr Barton said.

“We are grateful for the NSW government’s decision to keep the construction industry open. Not only has this supported more than 1300 jobs at our site at a time of great economic uncertainty, it also keeps us on track to provide more than 2000 jobs when we open.”

The resort and casino tower’s lavish and intricate design was safely delivered by more than 4 million hours of work during its construction and installation phase.

More than 237,000 tonnes of concrete and 20,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement and steel structure were put in place.

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