Crown Group will start construction early next year on Infinity Convention Centre, a venue that will be able to cater for 425 guests once it opens its doors in Green Square.

The venue will be the first purpose-built convention centre to open in Sydney since the ICC Sydney opened its doors in Darling Harbour in December 2016. It will have the ability to cater for intimate or large-scale functions, with event space configurations including classroom-style for up to 65 people, conference for up to 315, sit-down dinners or weddings for 385 people, auditorium-style for 425 people and cocktail events for 450 people.

The centre will form part of the $575 million Infinity by Crown Group, a 20-storey building designed by world-renowned Koichi Takada Architects, which will introduce 326 luxury apartments to the corner of Botany Road and Bourke Street.

Crown Group chairman Iwan Sunito said Infinity Convention Centre would go beyond an event space and become a place of connection with a strong element of giving back to the community.

“We envision this as becoming a centre for knowledge and for sharing ideas, a place to inspire, ignite and transform people, bringing alive the sense of giving within people,” he said.

“Our sophisticated audio-visual and recording equipment will create a future-proof conference centre – one that is purpose-built for tomorrow’s events and conferences. It will host events in which sharing ideas on the big screen to many hundreds, thousands, if not millions of people around the world is as important as the live audience you have in the auditorium, just like in a TedTalk or an Anthony Robbins webinar.”

The convention centre will be conveniently located within walking distance of Green Square Train Station, which will be accessible via an underground pedestrian walkway.