A new office building in Sydney’s outer west has escaped a major fire that destroyed its exterior.
Key points:The building, located in the city’s outer south-west, had been under construction since FebruaryThe building has now been evacuatedThe building is currently undergoing refurbishmentWorkers were called to the building shortly after the fire broke out.
“We have been called to investigate reports of a building fire in the outer west,” the Sydney Fire Brigade said in a statement.
“At 12:00am on Saturday, the fire brigade received a report of a large fire in a property in the south-east of the City of Sydney.”
The fire has since been extinguished and the building has been evacuated to its current location.
“The building’s owner, the property developer, told The Australian newspaper the fire was “a total shock” to him.”
It’s just so devastating,” he said.”
To be in that building, it was the pinnacle of our building, so to have it go down is a real blow.
“The owner said it was unclear whether the building would be fully operational for the remainder of the year.
The building was under construction for more than six years, and the fire destroyed the interior of the building, causing a total loss of $2 million.
The property developer said it had been working with the State Government on a redevelopment plan, which is expected to be completed in the coming months.
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