More details are emerging about city development Quay Quarter and its retail precinct Quay Quarter Lanes, which is slated to open in Circular Quay in the first quarter of 2021.

The new 11,000 square-metre precinct will eventually encompass two city blocks and include a 50-storey tower, more than 50 spots to eat, drink, dine and shop, as well as 106 apartments, one acre of open space and office space. It's anticipated the entire project will be complete in 2022.

The retail heart will be Quay Quarter Lanes, a reworking of old merchant laneways between Young and Loftus streets which, when in full swing, will have more than 20 new restaurants, cafes, stores and bars.

Those include the newly announced line-up of tenants: popular banh mi retailer Marrickville Pork Roll, a smaller version of casual Asian eatery Tokki called Tokki (Jnr) and speciality coffee retailer Skittle Lane. Men’s Grooming will also be there.

Also part of the development is Hinchcliff House on Young Street. The heritage-listed mid-19th-century wool store (one of only two of its kind remaining in Sydney) will be occupied by a four-level restaurant run by Hip Group, an Auckland-based hospitality company. We're told more details are coming soon.

The Quay Quarter precinct is slated for 2022. Quay Quarter Lanes should open in the first quarter of 2021.