The new Sydney Fish Market
The new Sydney Fish Market, commissioned by Infrastructure NSW, representing a project budget of $750M, is set to become one of Sydney’s new waterfront icons. With what will undoubtably become a benchmark in design, it includes an expansive 30,000m2 roof of unique undulations representing “fish scales”. Setting new goals for design excellence, functional performance and environmental sustainability, the new Sydney Fish Market will be developed within an improved public domain including the creation of a waterfront promenade with improved access to Blackwattle Bay and linking to surrounding areas and public transport. The new Sydney Fish Market will be built to serve many purposes:
Newman MEP Services was engaged by Watpac Construction to provide expertise in the tendering phase of the new Sydney Fish Markets. This included:
Newman MEP Services’ involvement in this project directly resulted in a reduction of $M’s in Capital expenditure (a saving to the NSW taxpayer) and reduced operational expenditure for the end user (Sydney Fish Market Pty Ltd). Modifications to the tender designs across all mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire, civil, security, data acquisition and use, infrastructure, and sustainability, including specialist services and areas such as bulk ice creation (67 tonnes per day), fish auction facility, seafood cooking school, and authority connection and approvals. Additional strategies were also created for future-proofing the project, such as unique photovoltaic systems and hydrogen as possible alternative renewable energy sources. Newman MEP Services achieved this by strategically thinking about the “whole of life” of the project and its effects on the existing and proposed infrastructure, social and economic costs, and the clients’ and stakeholders’ goals and objectives.