Primus Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Heritage art deco offices transform into contemporary design hotel

Constructed in 1939, 339 Pitt Street is an Art Deco building that once served as the offices of the Sydney Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage (M.W.S.& D.) Board.

Woods Bagot’s adaptive reuse of the building highlights and restores heritage features while repurposing the space as a contemporary design hotel, with rooftop restaurant, bar and pool.

Converted from empty office space, hotel rooms over six floors feature luxurious interiors, creating an authentic, sophisticated and engaging experience for guests. Heritage features of the site, such as original marble columns, are celebrated while complementary finishes and materials have been added to create an elegant modern feel.

The materiality of the new elements within the space reference the original stone and timber veneer paneling with the intention to reflect the original design. Lighter tones visually connect the large space of the ground floor, while skylights will be exposed and refurbished to create a light central volume.

Location: Sydney, Australia
Address: 339 Pitt Street
Area: 14,000 m2
Status: Committed
Completion date: 2015
Client: Greenland Australia
Leadership Team: Wade Little, Linda Boronkay