Part of Sydney’s sporting heartland up for lease
The 2,000sqm of office space in the SCG has received lots of interest already.

Part of Sydney’s sporting heartland up for lease

Experience the thrill of the game, the roar of the crowd, the exhilaration of victory or the heart-wrenching agony of defeat. There’s now a chance for a company to be right at the centre of these emotions within a Sydney sporting landmark.

Around 2000 square metres of prime office space – previously the Sydney Swans’ headquarters and training facilities – has become available for lease at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Moore Park, close to the newly revamped Allianz Stadium. The Swans recently relocated to the state-of-the-art Royal Hall of Industries.

“This presents an exceptional opportunity for another sporting team or a company with a strong synergy in the realm of sports culture,” said Ray White Commercial sales and leasing executive Baxter van Heyst.

“We have engaged with a diverse range of individuals and organisations, ranging from health and fitness enthusiasts to clothing companies and sporting teams. The allure of being part of this extraordinary atmosphere is unparalleled.”

The premises offer expansive floor plates that previously housed training facilities, a gym and physiotherapy rooms on the first floor and which can now be customised and adapted to suit a variety of needs.

Located at 4 Driver Avenue, the building has a wide street frontage and spaces that could serve as a reception area, meeting or presentation rooms, plus multiple kitchens, bathrooms and end-of-trip facilities. Additionally, the building features air-conditioning, lift access and comprehensive security.

“With flexible lease terms on offer we can accommodate for an initial term of up to five years with an option to extend for a further five years,” said Marcus Plummer, also of Ray White Commercial.

The building on offer has four levels of space, with panoramic glass giving views over the parklands, the Tramway Oval and the city skyline from the higher levels.

This offering is seen as being very special, as the area holds significant local and national sporting importance. The SCG, established in May 1886, witnessed the remarkable feats of cricketing legend Sir Donald Bradman and hosted the inaugural night match of World Series Cricket in November 1978 and the opening ceremony of the Empire Games, the predecessor to the Commonwealth Games, in 1938. In 1982, the Sydney Swans made their debut at the hallowed ground, triumphing over Melbourne in front of a jubilant crowd of 15,000 supporters.

Adjacent to the Sydney Showgrounds, which hosted the Sydney Royal Easter Show from 1882 to 1997, this area is now regarded as one of Australia’s most culturally significant sporting, entertainment and leisure precincts.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for an enterprise to become a part of this rich history and vibrant atmosphere,” Plummer said. “Situated in the epicentre of Sydney sport, surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities and in close proximity to organisations such as Rugby Australia, this space will be sought after by a variety of occupiers.” 

Ray White Commercial is also open to dividing the space, allowing separate entities to lease different floors. The building itself offers four levels of space, with panoramic glass windows providing views of the surrounding parklands, the Tramway Oval and the city skyline from the upper levels.  

The site is close to the Allianz Stadium, the Entertainment Quarter, Centennial Parklands, the light rail and the Sydney CBD. Nearby are also the Hordern Pavilion and the Rugby Australia Building, which is home to the Wallabies, Wallaroos and Australian men’s and women’s sevens teams, plus the University of Technology’s sports, exercise and physiotherapy facilities.