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About Bates Smart

Within the Australian context, Bates Smart has an unparalleled level of knowledge and experience of a broad range of top flight large scale projects.

Their sophisticated experience equips its practice with the skills necessary to deliver an enduring level of excellence from conception to completion.

Bates Smart pays special attention to the environmental performance and long term durability of its buildings. They harness where possible the latest sustainable ideas and technologies in order to deliver the maximum possible environmentally sound outcomes for their clients.

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Bates Smart Connected Global News

Property Group Submits Proposal For New Office Tower in Sydney’s Parramatta

Property Group Submits Proposal For New Office Tower in Sydney’s Parramatta

28 Sep 2017, Sydney – An ASX-listed property group has submitted a development application to the City of…

Melbourne Tower Height Slashed as Queen Victoria Market Redevelopment Gets Green Light

Melbourne Tower Height Slashed as Queen Victoria Market Redevelopment Gets Green Light

12 Jul 2017, Melbourne – Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved new planning controls that will…

Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne

Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne

21 Jun 2017, Melbourne – A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial…

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Property Group Submits Proposal For New Office Tower in Sydney’s Parramatta
28 Sep 2017 – Sydney, Australia
An ASX-listed property group has submitted a development application to the City of Parramatta for a 33-story commercial tower with an estimated cost of over AU$208…
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Melbourne Tower Height Slashed as Queen Victoria Market Redevelopment Gets Green Light
12 Jul 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved new planning controls that will pave the way for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, but slash…
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Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne
21 Jun 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square…
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Timber Hotel Addition Proposed Atop Melbourne Building
13 Jun 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A 220-room hotel is set to open in a purpose-built timber tower above a six-story office in Melbourne's Southbank area. The existing structure will remain fully…
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Apartment Marketing Begins at 555 Collins Street in Melbourne
12 Jun 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A Singapore billionaire has begun marketing apartments in a dilapidated Collins Street building after winning approval for a tower little more than half the size of the…
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Western Sydney University Unveils its First Vertical Campus
18 May 2017 – Sydney, Australia
Western Sydney University has unveiled its US$163.9 million flagship campus in the Parramatta CBD. Named the Peter Shergold Building, the 14-story campus will boast world…
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Luxury Residential Tower 35 Spring Street Completes in Melbourne
6 Mar 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
A developer has unveiled Melbourne’s newly completed luxury tower at 35 Spring Street. Designed by Bates Smart, the 43-story building features 270 condominiums, each with…
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Timber Office Tower Proposed for Brisbane
10 Feb 2017 – Brisbane, Australia
Continuing the trend for innovative timber construction, 5 King – a high-performance office building proposed for the Brisbane Showgrounds – is to become the tallest…
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Singaporean Developer Enters Melbourne with Proposed Residential Tower
6 Sep 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
St. Kilda Road will be the setting for the debut of another international developer, with Singaporean outfit Lian Beng Group's intended residential tower now submitted…
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Top Energy Rating Awarded to Melbourne High-Rise
16 Aug 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
A 20-story high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a six-star…
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Melbourne’s Collins Square Tower Two Completed
26 Jul 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The USD$225.6 million KPMG Collins Square, the second tower of the Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district, has…
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Iglu Brisbane City Completes as Student Residents Move In
25 Apr 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
Iglu Brisbane City, the latest student accommodation in Brisbane’s central business district, has opened its doors for over 250 students following confirmation from the…
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Developer for Ryde Garden Complex in Sydney Finalizes Contract with Construction Firm
25 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
After negotiating since October 2015, the developer behind Sydney's Ryde Garden development at North Ryde has finalized a USD$204 million contract with the selected…
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Residential Tower to Launch at Sydney Olympic Park
15 Apr 2016 – Sydney, Australia
A local developer is about to launch the first apartment tower on Olympic Boulevard at Olympic Park in Sydney. Designed by Bates Smart, the tower's design features a…
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Bates Smart Wins Parramatta Tower Project
10 Mar 2016 – Sydney, Australia
Architecture firm Bates Smart has been chosen to design Walker Corporation’s Aspire Tower in Parramatta following a design competition. Initially proposed in 2012, the…
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Site Prep Begins on Melbourne’s Skinniest Tower
16 Feb 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
Site work has begun on a slender Bates Smart-designed residential tower in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). The developer claims that the tower, dubbed…
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Five Permits Granted in One Melbourne 'Super Tuesday'
25 Feb 2014 – Melbourne, Australia
Five new residential towers were approved Feb. 25 in the booming central business district of Melbourne, which is an unprecedented amount, according to Planning Minister…
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New Skyscraper May Surpass Melbourne’s Tallest
9 Dec 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
The Far East Consortium has proposed constructing a four-tower complex at 250 Spencer Street in the center of Melbourne. The site was recently purchased from ISPT, which…
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Leighton Launches Latest Tower
20 Aug 2013 – Sydney, Australia
Leighton Properties has announced the development of North Sydney's first new commercial building in six years. The 30-story, AU$400 million (US$363 million) development…
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Six Tower Redevelopment Plan Approved
30 Jan 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
Victorian planning minister Matthew Guy has approved an AU$800 million redevelopment of the former Age newspaper headquarters at 250 Spencer Street. The proposal seeks to…

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Bates Smart at CTBUH

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017

18 Aug 2017, Event Report – A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-…

Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne

6-10 Mar 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

Bates Smart at CTBUH

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017
18 Aug 2017, Sydney – Event Report
A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-up” event in advance of the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia on August 18, 2017.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
60 Martin Place
9 Mar 2016, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH New South Waleskicked off 2016 with it's first event to celebrate the design excellence of Investa Properties’ new tower at 60 Martin Place
Design Excellence Series: 130 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
24 Jun 2015, Sydney – Event Report
The fourth Design Excellence event hosted by CTBUH NSW was held on June 24, featuring a discussion by the short-listed architects of the 130 Elizabeth Street competition
CTBUH Australia Packs House for “Superslim” Lecture
5 Mar 2015, Melbourne – Event Report
“Superslims: Collins House and The Phoenix” attracted a full house, representing more than 120 industry supporters.
CTBUH Melbourne Committee Hosts Holiday Celebration
4 Dec 2014, Melbourne – Event Report
CTBUH Australia Chapter, Melbourne Committee celebrated its second anniversary by hosting an informal holiday celebration.

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Katie Rathbone

Katie Rathbone

CTBUH Journal, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Karen Wong

Karen Wong

CTBUH Country Representative, 2014 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian

CTBUH City Representative, 2015 – Present
Sydney, Australia

CTBUH Leaders at Bates Smart

Katie Rathbone

Katie Rathbone

CTBUH Journal, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Karen Wong

Karen Wong

CTBUH Country Representative, 2014 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian

CTBUH City Representative, 2015 – Present
Sydney, Australia

John Czechowski

John Czechowski

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Melbourne, Australia

Guy Lake

Guy Lake

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Kristen Whittle

Kristen Whittle

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Cate Cowlishaw

Cate Cowlishaw

CTBUH Conference, Steering Committee, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Colby Wright

Colby Wright

CTBUH Conference, Steering Committee, 2017

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CTBUH Resources Involving Bates Smart

Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Philip Vivian, Bates Smart

2015 New York Conference - Session 5a - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Tall, Green and Sub-Tropical

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Philip Vivian, Bates Smart

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Shaping Australia’s Tall Tower Design And High Livability Standards

17 Nov 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue IV
Guy Lake, Katie Rathbone, Philip Vivian & Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart

A Case Study on Designing Superslim in Melbourne

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart

Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence

26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront
Philip Vivian, Bates Smart

Videos

Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Sydney 2050 investigates how an increased height limit in Central Sydney can allow for both sustainable population growth and also benefit the public. The vision links the city’s economic development to the public benefit of a sustainable transport…
2015 New York Conference - Session 5a - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Karl Fender, Katsalidis Architects; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart; and Caroline Stalker, Architectus, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4e: Developments in Australia.
Tall, Green and Sub-Tropical
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Designed by Bates Smart 111+222 is a mixed-use development in Brisbane consisting of a 36 level 45,000sqm commercial office building, and a 92 level five star hotel and residential tower. A structurally efficient geometry based on an equilateral…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 20: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dario Trabucco, IUAV University of Venice; Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart;; Michael Volk, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Vienna; Abbas Aminmansour, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Andrey V. Korotich, Korotich Design Group; Hie Jae Kim, Syska Hennessy Group
Question & Answers session for Track Session 20.

Papers/Research

Shaping Australia’s Tall Tower Design And High Livability Standards
17 Nov 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue IV; Guy Lake, Katie Rathbone, Philip Vivian & Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart
With nearly 90% of its population expected to live in its state-capital cities by 2053, Australia is on track to become one of the world’s most urbanized nations. Cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are world-renowned for their livability…
A Case Study on Designing Superslim in Melbourne
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart
Collins House Melbourne, the newest super slim tower to hit the global stage, will be the most slender tower in Australia and the fourth globally. The momentous ultra-slim line tower with a slenderness ratio of 1:16.5 is designed as an entirely…
Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision for Greater Height, Public Benefit & Tall Building Resurgence
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart
Sydney 2050 investigates how an increased height limit in Central Sydney can allow for both sustainable population growth and also benefit the public The vision links the city’s economic development to the public benefit of a sustainable transport…

Bates Smart Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 6 Completed3 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None
Average Building Age 21 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 4 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 6 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Bates Smart

1   Melbourne Central 1991 211 m Melbourne
2   Freshwater Place Residential Tower 2005 205 m Melbourne
3   Collins House 2018 190 m Melbourne
4   Sofitel Hotel - Collins Place 1980 188 m Melbourne
5   ANZ Tower - Collins Place 1978 188 m Melbourne
6   Capitol Grand 2019 178 m Melbourne
7   35 Spring Street 2017 166 m Melbourne
8   2 Southbank Boulevard 2005 161 m Melbourne
9   1 Denison Street 2019 159 m Sydney
10   420 George Street 2010 136 m Sydney
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.