July 7, 2017
The trend to convert outdated inner-city offices into hotels or residential complexes is gathering momentum with developers giving unloved capital city stock a new lease on life. The adaptation of well-located but outdated offices into a hotel draw their location close to attractions and public transport in the center of cities.
The building assets include high floor to ceiling heights, generous stair ways and lifting. And generally are provided in courtyard buildings designed to allow natural light to enter central atriums.
TRANSFORMATIONAL: Adaptive Re-Use Enriches the Guest Experience Through the Borrowed Legacy of Listed Buildings
The design of heritage buildings is imbued with a quality that new construction cannot attain. The buildings are entrenched in the city’s foundation and have been places of influence.
The legacy and grandeur are located within truly beautiful buildings. The transformation enriches the guests experience.
Once serving as the offices of the Sydney Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board, 339 Pitt Street has been repurposed as a contemporary hotel design, which preserves and showcases the building’s original features. Completed in December 2015, the adaptive reuse design has facilitated the conservation and reconstruction of the building’s significant heritage and returns the building to the public domain.
Recognising the historic value of the building fabric and the potential to renew its life through adaptive reuse was a contributing factor outlined by the client.