The NSW Government has begun a tender process for the design of a new Sydney Fish Market at Blackwattle Bay on Sydney Harbour.

The new market will be developed on the adjacent site to its current location, currently leased by concrete and aggregate manufacturer Hanson, and will be more than double its current size at 35,000sqm.

The old site is expected to be redeveloped into new apartment towers but the Registration of Interest (ROI) process currently only includes a tender for the new market design and engineering.

The NSW announced the commencement of the ROI process on 7 November and are seeking to engage designers and engineers with extensive experience in delivering creative, innovative and sustainable projects that are sensitive to the surrounding community and environment.

Urban Growth NSW Chief Executive David Pitchford describes the proposed redevelopment of Sydney Fish Market as an important milestone in a long list of urban transformation projects currently in the pipeline across their Sydney CBD, Western Sydney and Newcastle portfolios. Barry Mann has been appointed as Urban Growth NSW’s new Head of Projects Portfolio.

Underlining their commitment to working closely with Sydney Fish Market shareholders in developing Urban Growth NSW’s plans for a food and dining destination that local, state and international visitors can be proud of, Pitchford said a rejuvenated market district would sit alongside the other jewels in The Bays Precinct including the proposed technology hub at White Bay Power Station and a 5.5-kilometre continuous promenade around the water’s edge.

The Sydney Fish Market will now be located on Bridge Road, Glebe to provide stronger connections between the harbour foreshore and nearby Wentworth Park, and allow for better public access to the new market.

Submissions made to the ROI process will be assessed by an evaluation committee with suitable proponents invited to submit a tender for the project. Designers and engineers can register interest on the UrbanGrowth NSW website.

The ROI for engineering services and designers closes at 11am on 2 December 2016.

Register your interest here.