A former government architect has suggested an alternative use for the gaming floors at the Sydney development.
Australia.- A former New South Wales government architect has put forward plans for an alternative use for the gaming floors at Crown Resort’s stalled Barangaroo casino in the event that the operator is unable to keep its licence.
Crown had hoped to launch the casino along with the rest of the waterfront venue in December but the opening has been stalled due to the ILGA’s inquiry into Crown’s fitness to hold a licence.
Now architect Chris Johnson has proposed that the three casino floors at the $2bn hotel and apartment complex could be turned into “a luxury lifestyle centre mainly for the apartment owners plus for hotel guests.”
According to Johnson, the complex could have “high end restaurants, boutique music venues, spas, international video connection rooms, mini conference spaces for networking and high-end education for high end members of an exclusive club.”
There are already 10 restaurants and bars open in the complex and limited retail on the ground floor.
Crown has yet to comment on any possible plan B in the event that it is unable to make the changes required to retain its casino licence. It has been making changes in an attempt to keep its licence following the ILGA inquiry’s report.
See also: Third Crown Resorts board member steps aside.