Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia
Bovis Lend Lease
Darling Quarter and its award winning playground sits at the south east end of the Darling Harbour precinct. The redevelopment comprises the civic connector; a vibrant retail food precinct; one of Sydney’s largest playgrounds covering more than 4,000 square metres, incorporating an extensive water play zone; and a community green. Our scope encompassed works to all at-grade areas along with 3 roof gardens and an executive terrace on level 6 of both buildings. A full range of both hard and soft landscape elements were installed including an extensive range of pre cast concrete furniture and play elements (baby play, boulders, table tennis tables), timber decks, stainless steel handrails and skate deterrents, perforated aluminium slide balustrades, on-slab and subsoil drainage, bespoke play elements (including the large slide which is believed to be the first in Australia in terms of size and manufacture), decomposed granite and brick paving, large sand pit area, specially manufactured metal furniture, organic and rubber softfall, sandstone retaining walls, and all of the soil and planting works.