JPW | 50 Martin Place

50 Martin Place

A contemporary rooftop addition and extensive internal transformation renews this nationally important heritage asset as the new global headquarters of Macquarie Group. The intelligent re-use of the grand 1920’s Martin Place bank building capitalizes on the inherent strengths of the original architecture including large sidecore floorplates, a regular column grid and central atrium. It features an enlarged and lightfilled atrium as the heart of the new workplace, and the worlds-first capsule lifts deliver clients to conference and meeting spaces within a fine steel and glass roof dome. 50 Martin Place is a building of high cultural, social and economic significance for Sydney and the refurbishment broadens its significance by establishing a new benchmark for sustainable design through building re-use.
Sydney, Australia


“50 Martin Place is without doubt one of the most significant heritage refurbishments in Australian history… The project will be remembered for the roof, the stairs and the glass lifts – but there is, as we know, so much more.”
Will Walker and Michael Silman, Macquarie Group


  • 2015 Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture, AIA National Architecture Awards
    2015 Sir Arthur G Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards
    2015 COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards
    2015 Commendation, Sustainable Architecture Award, NSW Architecture Awards
    2015 National Trust Award for Adaptive Reuse, National Trust Heritage Awards
    2015 Outstanding Construction Award, Master Builders Association of NSW Awards