Woolloomooloo Wharf


Woolloomooloo Wharf is the largest timber wharf structure in the Southern Hemisphere at 400 meters long, and has been a landmark in Sydney Harbour since its construction in1910. In the past, the Wharf has been utilised as a cargo facility, wool storage and a passenger terminal. It was left derelict for decades until it was redeveloped.

After careful restoration above and below the waterline, Woolloomooloo Wharf today houses 310 apartments spread over five levels, a 104 room hotel, 450 carparking spaces, conference facilities, restaurants, retail and significant areas of public access. The construction cost of this project is estimated at $300M.
Significant and interesting aspects of the project and Robert Bird Group’s role include the following:

  • RBG achieved savings in excess of $10 million through innovative piling solutions and lightweight hung floor systems. New steel driven tube piles, timber repairs and substructure designed for 100 year life
  • Submerged concrete plantroom for servicing the wharf
  • Recycling 880 existing 100 year old centre roadway piles

Project Value:
$300 million
Year Completed:
Building Metrics:
Total Area: 270,000m2
The Wharf at Woolloomooloo (Multiplex / Walker Corporation JV)
Buchan Goup

Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering
2001 Highly Commended – Project Development Category, Engineers Australia
2001 Highly Commended – Engineering Heritage Category, Engineers Australia

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Robert Bird Group provide outstanding innovative and buildable structural design solutions in all sectors across the globe.


Robert Bird Group’s Civil Engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project.


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