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15 November 2018
The NSW government has released the final design proposal for the new Sydney Fish Market in Blackwattle Bay.
The design was commissioned last year and is led by Danish architects 3XN, in partnership with Sydney firms BVN and Aspect Studios. The final design is more elaborate than the original proposal, including extra public space and a ferry wharf.
Sydney Fish Market is the largest fish market in the Southern Hemisphere and the redevelopment will more than double the size of the existing market, with construction starting mid 2019, subject to approvals and expected to open in 2023.
The building will feature a timber and aluminium roof inspired by fish scales that will float over the building.
The new venue will be home to a wholesale facilities, with an auction floor, landing and loading docks. A foreshore promenade wrapping around the building, inviting the public to see all the action. Retail market hall which will house restaurants, seafood sales and food kiosks. The Fish Market will also include office spaces, Sydney Seafood School, bars and outdoor spaces for social events.
The Sydney Fish Market opened in 1966 across the harbour in Pyrmont and will continue to operate during construction of the new facility.