Nope, you’re not imagining it. Sydney is rife with redevelopment plans right now, meaning the city as we know it is going to look vastly different very soon. If it’s not Sydney’s fast-tracked alfresco dining plan, it’s Western Sydney’s pipeline indoor snow resort. If it’s not a brand new 24/7 airport, it’s a mega surf park locked to spit ocean-perfect waves (hopefully) in the summer of 2022.
Now, some pretty big plans have surfaced, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, which would see a major transformation of the old Kings Cross nightclub you might remember as Soho. Also known as Yu nightclub circa the mid-2000s, and the Piccadilly Hotel (its signage and art deco facade still present on the building now) when it first opened back in the 1930s.
The club, which has been permanently closed since 2015, has been acquired by a developer, along with several other surrounding properties. Pending development approval, it will be turned into a mega precinct housing a high roller hotel, restaurant, and bar with cracking views of the city.
Word on the street is that the new precinct could be fated for a similar look and feel to Brisbane’s Calile Hotel, a space that holds a high-end scotch bar and private dining rooms.
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Image credit: Artist's impression of potential Piccadilly Hotel plan