Leasing

The Rocks was Sydney’s first social village. The place where people came together to eat, drink and socialise. Today, the precinct is a thriving community of independent makers, creators and providers of high-end designs, small-scale goods and boutique products.

The Rocks offers a contrasting fusion of elements, unlike anywhere else in Sydney. It’s old and new, simple and complex, it’s where culture, character and people converge in unpredictable and exciting ways. There’s modern art amidst aging sandstone and on-trend dining behind worn facades. There are boutique clothing brands in old butcher shops and simple cafes sharing sidewalks with world-class hotels. Every space here holds stories, written over generations and delicately crafted by time.

Located on the stunning Sydney harbour and set amid some of Sydney’s most iconic cultural destinations, The Rocks is an ever-evolving mix of pleasures and experiences, providing unique leasing opportunities that no other precinct can rival.

The Rocks is a significant mixed-use retail, commercial and hospitality precinct and has:

  • 25 hectares of premium real estate spanning Circular Quay to the Harbour Bridge
  • over 15 million annual customer visits (Jan - Dec 2019)
  • $85 average spend per visit (Source: Quantium 2017)
  • prime access to the CBD and all modes of transport
  • home to much loved cultural institutions
  • a uniquely vibrant and energetic atmosphere that trades day and night

Uniquely Authentic

The Rocks presents immense opportunities

Customers are attracted by our unique, bespoke and ever-changing food and beverage offer, our vibrant laneway outdoor dining environments and the moments of delight and entertainment they discover on every visit.

The Rocks Retail Leasing Direction

The Rocks Leasing and Lease Expiry Policy

Get in touch

Talk to us today about our Retail and Commercial lease vacancies as well as Pop-Up opportunities

Retail lease vacancies
Patrick Sergi T 0407 923 230 | E psergi@unitedpropertyservices.com.au

Commercial lease vacancies (managed by CBRE)
Nick Read T 0413 853 554 | E nick.read@cbre.com.au

Pop-Up Opportunities
Raquel Bazergy E  raquel.bazergy@cbre.com

CURRENT RETAIL LEASING OPPORTUNITIES

105 George Street

The building at 105 George Street was constructed in 1851, as a simple early Victorian multistorey-shop and residence building that was common throughout Sydney in the 19th century. Its present day form is a complete reconstruction from 1985.

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111-115 George Street
The tenancy is a corner location linking George Street and the Iconic Nurses Walk Laneway on the Western side of George Street, opposite the MCA. Suitable usages would include General Retail and Fashion.
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127-129 George Street

The tenancy at 127-129 George St is located on the Western side of George Street, opposite the MCA. The building is of State significance and served as the former Police Station. Architecturally, it is one of the most ornate Police Station buildings of its time. It features a stone city gate motif framing the entry and a lion’s head centred above, both which have remained beautifully intact. 

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13-17 Playfair Street

This restaurant space is located within the Heritage Listed ‘Argyle Terraces’, a pair of terraces that have been combined internally. The site is located at the North-Western section of Playfair Street and extends back to a rock face, with open combined courtyard in between. An open air dining space features modern brick paving and prime frontage on to Playfair Street. 

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28 Harrington Street

Reynolds’ Cottages are among the oldest domestic buildings remaining in Sydney, possessing an aesthetic quality which is representative of Colonial architecture.They are extremely intact and rare examples of the very small number of Sydney houses from the 1820s and 1830s. 

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31 George Street

31 George St is located at the northern end of George Street, between Sergeant Major’s Row and the Mercantile Hotel. The building forms one of a pair of Victorian terraces and boasts a beautiful stone façade and wrought iron filigree detailing. The ground floor features arched windows and door with semi-circular arched detailed pediment above. Double-hung windows on the front facade are timber framed and feature a simple sandstone sill below. 

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32 Harrington Street

32 Harrington Street is a highly significant building constructed in the mid 1800’s. It features a street-facing gable, simple detailing and original interior layout reflecting the intimate scale of early dwellings in The Rocks. It is representative of early buildings that incorporated a residence and shop, when the area was predominantly dwellings. The building is part of a row of Heritage buildings that remain remarkably intact. It retains its original external form, character and details. 

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6 Hickson Road

One of the most unique spaces available in The Rocks at the moment. Situated adjacent to the recently opened Hickson House, this 10sqm opportunity provides for an eclectic Grab & Go Food and Beverage operator to express their individual personality. This opportunity has offices, retail and hotels all within walking distance of this site.

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66 Harrington Street

This building is situated in the heart of The Rocks precinct, which is currently undergoing a strategic revitalisation, breathing new life into the area and attracting Sydneysiders, office workers and tourists alike. The Rocks is arguably one of the most iconic Australian destinations. 

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4 Atherden Street

A rare opportunity for those seeking a charismatic space for your business in the heart of one of Sydney’s most beloved neighbourhoods. Nestled in the historic streets of The Rocks, 4 Atherden Street is a unique and beautifully maintained State Heritage registered terrace.

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45 Argyle Street
Built in 1840 by Michael Gannon as residential houses and stables, this site is conveniently located in the heart of Argyle Street, close to George Street.
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80 George Street

Metcalfe Arcade, a beautiful 3-storey building to George Street (5-storey to Hickson Road) completed in 1916. Recently refurbished 80 George Street offers excellent point-of-difference office space – ready for someone to move straight in!

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95 George Street

The retail tenancy at 95 George Street is part of a building comprising 3 adjoining terraces. This site is of State significance as a component of a commercial streetscape that was established from the early 19 century.

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Shops 1-2, 11, 23, 24, 25 & 26 The Rocks Square

Centrally located in the Heart of The Rocks adjacent to the picturesque Playfair Terraces, this vibrant location provides the opportunity to trade 7 days

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The Rocks Centre

This building is situated in the heart of The Rocks Precinct, which is currently undergoing a strategic revitalisation, breathing new life into the area and attracting Sydneysiders, office workers and tourists alike. The Rocks is arguably one of the most iconic Australian destinations.

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31 Wheat Rd, Sydney

The Ribbon is a State Significant Development that transforms the Eastern side of Darling Harbour and creates a stunning new gateway to the city. Spectacular waterfront experience and family friendly entertainment offerings will provide enhanced ground-level activation.

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Pyrmont Bridge Kiosk
Darling Harbour extends northwards from Chinatown along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Darling Harbour, which opens north into the much larger Port Jackson.
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CURRENT COMMERCIAL LEASING OPPORTUNITIES

1-5 Hickson Road

The former ASN Co. Building is a prominent and historical landmark in The Rocks commercial precinct, dating back to 1885. Originally constructed as a maritime warehouse, 1-5 Hickson Road has been meticulously restored as an office building, boasting heritage elements throughout.

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43 George Street

Merchants House, a three-storey sandstone building built in 1848. An exciting building refurbishment underway. A truly rare opportunity to secure a standalone terrace on Sydney's Premier boulevard.

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88 George Street

88 George Street is a character-rich building in historic The Rocks precinct. The building boasts excellent natural light on three sides, including views of Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House.

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Bay 5 and Bay 43, 1-5 Hickson Road

The former ASN Co. Building is a highly visible and prominent landmark, especially the towers, from the Harbour and City and forms part of an important historic vista from Circular Quay through to Campbell’s Cove and beyond. Situated in the heart of The Rocks, this opportunity would suit Dining Experiences, Fashion, Accessory & Jewellery offers, Art & Creativity, Homewares & Gifts, Health & Wellbeing.

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UNDER OFFER

121 George Street

The historic building consists of 2 levels totalling approximately 111.5 sqm plus a private courtyard fronting Nurses Walk and outdoor seating on George Street. 

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77 George Street

Prime George Street frontage, backing onto Kendall Lane. Approx 48 sqm in total, including ground floor rooms and upper level storage or office space. The original features have been exceptionally preserved: sandstone walls, timber floors, ceilings and decorative Colonial Georgian features.

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37 George Street

A rare opportunity to secure a recently refurbished terrace building in the heart of The Rocks which includes heritage features throughout.

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139a & 141 George Street
Located opposite the Museum of Contemporary Art and within close walking distance of Circular Quay, this is a remarkable opportunity to have your business included in the historic streetscape of The Rocks.
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Shops 21 & 22 Playfair Street
An opportunity exists to lease two quality Food + Beverage locations within The Rocks. These sites are offered for lease as two separate sites; Shop 21 = 31.3m² + 27.6m² of licensed seating area (approx) Shop 22 = 41.6m² + 34.5m² of licensed seating area (approx) Both sites have the availability to be combined.
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