Barangaroo Northern Cove

“Transforming one of Sydney's most iconic waterfront sites”

Executive Summary

Working in close collaboration with prominent US landscape architect Peter Walker and local landscape architects Johnson Pilton Walker, Fleetwood helped to transform the former industrial waterfront site at the northern edge of Barangaroo into an inspired natural space for community activities and recreation. Officially named Nawi Cove (‘Nawi’ is a Sydney aboriginal word for the small bark canoes that were used in the harbour by the local Indigenous residents including ‘Barangaroo’, the wife of Bennelong), the award-winning transformation included recreating the foreshore’s original shape and elevation, while also adding a boardwalk promenade, public deck, jetty and a pontoon for small vessels.








Design Partners

PWP Landscape Architecture

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Fleetwood Involvement

Working closely with the client and landscape architect, Fleetwood used its DesignExecute2™ delivery model to take their original designs and make them more efficient whilst maintaining the overall aesthetic vision. Our technical design and structural engineering teams helped to identify and then visualise the most economical solutions, providing accurate budget and timing estimates. Into the construction phase, the entire substructure was fabricated off-site in our workshop, before the project was finished through on-site collaborations with teams of stonemasons, carpenters and other civil contractors to ensure the design vision was achieved – on time and on budget.


Award Name Location Year
World Architecture News (WAN) Waterfront Award Barangaroo Northern Cove 2015
NSW AILA Presidents Choice Award Barangaroo Northern Cove 2015