Sydney’s real estate prices are the highest in the country so it should come as no surprise that the city’s latest hotel development will come in at less than six metres wide.
Despite its modest width of just five-and-a-half metres, the 31-storey hotel will offer more than 170 hotel rooms.
Sydney firm Durbach Block Jaggers are behind the design of the Pitt Street Pencil Tower Hotel and claim it may be the “the narrowest in the whole world”.
“We knew it was very narrow, we didn’t realise it was probably the narrowest in Australia and possibly the narrowest in the whole world,” Neil Jagger told 9News.
The street facade will be three-storeys high and include multiple levels of cafes, restaurants, concierge and a bar.
“In a weird way it’s a very conventional way of building. It’s almost an old-fashioned way of building because it’s handmade – each couple of floors have to be done by hand, there’s no crane,” Jagger said.
Pending council approval, construction on the $150 million tower is slated to begin later this year and be completed in 2023.