Exclusive: Construction set to begin on Sydney’s new convention centre

The highly anticipated venue has revised its opening date.

Construction will begin early next year on a brand new convention centre in Sydney, led by Crown Group.

Infinity Convention Centre will be the first purpose-built convention centre to open in Sydney since ICC Sydney opened in 2016 and forms part of the $575 million Infinity by Crown Group development in Green Square.

Originally slated for a late 2019 opening, the convention centre faced some delays, including interruptions due to COVID-19.

But with the hotel component of the development now open to guests, all eyes are on Infinity Convention Centre ahead of its opening in the second half of 2021.

“We envision this as becoming a centre for knowledge and for sharing ideas, a place to inspire, ignite and transform people, bringing alive the sense of giving within people,” said Crown Group chairman and group CEO Iwan Sunito.

 Infinity Convention Centre to join Skye Suites & Residences
Skye Suites & Residences is now open in the Infinity development

Sunito said the centre will be built for “tomorrow’s events and conferences” with state-of-the-art audio visual and recording equipment.

“It will host events in which sharing ideas on the big screen to many hundreds, thousands, if not millions of people around the world is as important as the live audience you have in the auditorium, just like in a TED Talk or an Anthony Robbins webinar,” he said.

Once complete, Infinity Convention Centre will have capacity for up to 315 delegates for a conference, or up to 450 people for a cocktail event.

The venue features direct access to Green Square train station, ideally located one stop from the city and two stops to the airport.

Delegates also have the option of staying on site at SKYE Suites Green Square, which offers 90 suites, plus an open-air pool and rooftop.

SKYE Suites director of hotels David Bowen said the venue’s location and design by Koichi Takada Architects will make it “the most sought-after new event space in Sydney”.

“This will be a world-class multifunctional venue with the best equipment on the market, so it will attract the best events from around the world – from large-scale conferences and business functions, to parties and weddings,” he said.

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