HSF helps secure major infrastructure deal

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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has helped a client secure the contract for what it says is the first purpose-built major build-to-rent project in the Sydney CBD.

The global firm counselled Oxford Properties, part of the consortium that clinched the development contract for the Sydney Metro Pitt Street Integrated Station. The contract awarded by the New South Wales government is for Oxford and its partners, CPB Contractors and Grocon, to deliver the new station, as well as two new buildings above the station.

The project will form “a vibrant new commercial and residential hub around Pitt and Bathurst Streets,” HSF said.

The Pitt Street Integrated Station is part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project. The project is expected by the government to boost Sydney’s potential through better mass transport connecting each of the city’s neighbourhoods via new integrated metro stations.

Those stations include the Victoria Cross Station and the Martin Place Station. HSF said that it has advised in varying capacities on both those stations.

Partners Julie Couch, Robert Bileckij and Melita Cottrell headed the HSF team. They were supported by partners Elizabeth Charlesworth, Erin Wakelin, and Jinny Chaimungkalanont; consultant David Templeman; senior associates William Hickey and Phillip Rattenbury; and solicitors Mike Seo, Curtis Vella, and Emily Shepherd.

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills also advised. The firm’s team was led by director Andrew White, who was supported by senior associate Rebecca Lawrence.

Ashurst earlier confirmed its role advising the NSW government and Sydney Metro. Ashurst also advised the government finalise billion-dollar contracts to extend the Sydney Metro Northwest operations.

HSF said that Corrs Chambers Westgarth advised Grocon, while MinterEllison advised CPB Contractors.