Salesforce Moves To Prime Sydney Site, Promises 1000 Jobs
Sydney will join San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, London, Tokyo and Dublin as one of Salesforce’s landmark cities when it occupies a new A$1.5 billion, 53-storey tower being built at Circular Quay.
Along with the new landmark, Salesforce has promised to bring 1000 jobs, a welcome addition for both State and Federal Governments, which are trying to ramp up skilled employment.
The 263-metre building will be the city’s tallest and the most sustainable, using state-of-the-art technology for energy efficiency, reducing water use and greenhouse gas emissions, and limiting construction waste. Salesforce plans to occupy the building by 2022.
Salesforce’s new ANZ CEO, Pip Marlow, said the tower would take the company’s Australian presence to a new stage. “Salesforce has a proud history in Australia, having been here for over 15 years. Salesforce Tower Sydney is taking that commitment to a new level and will allow us to have an even greater impact on our people, our customers and – most importantly – our community,” Marlow said.
Plans for the building include an open hospitality space for Salesforce employees, customers and partners on the top floor, which will also be available for non-profits and local education groups on weeknights and weekends at no cost.
As IT journalists have proudly pointed out, it will take the normally recluse IT sector away from their cloistered, low-key buildings in North Sydney and Macquarie Park and slap Sydney-siders square in the face with one of the biggest names in global technology – not to mention great views across Sydney Harbour.