Transformation of the historic Barangaroo brownfield site, Australia

Port area development

The transformation of this 22-hectare brownfield site west of the port of Sydney known as Barangaroo is one of the world's most ambitious urban renewal projects currently under way. It includes a park, three apartment and office towers, a hotel and casino and a shopping area. The entire site is to be completed by the end of 2023. Such a big urban development starts by making sure there is a solid ground to build on. This is why Menard Oceania’s team is working on this project since 2012.

The local teams of REMEA, Menard and soletanche Bachy were awaded a contract to build the retaining walls for the sensitive soil remediation contract along with the retaining walls for the second phase of the towers.


The team has been working closely with our client Lendlease on this project, which is using a large variety of the technical capacities of the SoilTeam including jet grouting/ micropiles, soil bentonite walls amongst others. The jet grouting wall was 100% built under our white tents moving around the site supported by an adapted rail system. All the activities are carried out under a negative pressure environment resulting from an air processing plant connected to the tents.  An arsenal of means was implemented to fight against pollution, including some innovative PPEs which can give the impression that the site is being carried out by a team of astronauts.